TBI and/or residuals thereof [DENIED]; Right ankle disorder [GRANTED]; Bilateral lower extremity radiculopathy [GRANTED]; Esophageal disorder & GERD [DENIED] Citation Nr: 1760257


Citation Nr: 1760257 Decision Date: 12/27/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 14-08 829 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Waco, Texas THE ISSUES 1. Whether new and material evidence has been submitted to reopen the claim of entitlement to service connection for a traumatic brain injury…

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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); left knee disability; individual unemployability (TDIU) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1760258


Citation Nr: 1760258 Decision Date: 12/27/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 14-24 170A ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in St. Petersburg, Florida THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to a rating in excess of 50 percent for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), to include entitlement on an extraschedular basis.…

Left shoulder disability; left ankle disability; left knee disability; right knee disability; migraine headaches [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1760259


Citation Nr: 1760259 Decision Date: 12/27/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 14-18 223 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Buffalo, New York THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to an initial disability rating in excess of 10 percent for left (minor) shoulder rotator cuff tear with degenerative changes…

Entitlement to a rating in excess of 20 percent for post-operative residuals of prostate cancer [DISMISSED] Citation Nr: 1760260


Citation Nr: 1760260 Decision Date: 12/27/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 14-18 842 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Atlanta, Georgia THE ISSUE Entitlement to a rating in excess of 20 percent for post-operative residuals of prostate cancer. REPRESENTATION Veteran represented by: Georgia Department of Veterans…

Benign prostatic hypertrophy [DENIED], Service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 1760261


Citation Nr: 1760261 Decision Date: 12/27/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 14-07 394A ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Atlanta, Georgia THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to service connection for benign prostatic hypertrophy. 2. Entitlement to an effective date, earlier than December 10, 2010, for the grant…

The application to reopen the claim of entitlement to service connection for DM [REOPENED] [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1760262


Citation Nr: 1760262 Decision Date: 12/27/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 14-17 964 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Portland, Oregon THE ISSUES 1. Whether new and material evidence has been received to reopen the claim of service connection for diabetes mellitus, Type II (DM). 2.…

Entitlement to a compensable rating for asbestosis [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1760263


Citation Nr: 1760263 Decision Date: 12/27/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 14-13 366 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Indianapolis, Indiana THE ISSUE Entitlement to a compensable rating for asbestosis. REPRESENTATION Veteran represented by: The American Legion ATTORNEY FOR THE BOARD T. Berryman, Associate Counsel INTRODUCTION…

Bilateral shin splints [GRANTED]; irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) [GRANTED]; left lower extremity radiculopathy [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1760264


Citation Nr: 1760264 Decision Date: 12/27/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 14-09 136A ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Nashville, Tennessee THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to a compensable initial rating for bilateral shin splints. 2. Entitlement to a compensable initial rating for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).…

Entitlement to service connection for bilateral hearing loss [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 1760265


Citation Nr: 1760265 Decision Date: 12/27/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 16-50 014 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Cleveland, Ohio THE ISSUE Entitlement to service connection for bilateral hearing loss. REPRESENTATION Veteran represented by: The American Legion WITNESS AT HEARING ON APPEAL The Veteran ATTORNEY…

Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent for chondromalacia of the right knee [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1760266


Citation Nr: 1760266 Decision Date: 12/27/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 14-17 686 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Houston, Texas THE ISSUE Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent for chondromalacia of the right knee. REPRESENTATION Appellant represented by: Texas Veterans Commission WITNESS…