Entitlement to service connection for obstructive sleep apnea, to include on a secondary basis [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18132206


Citation Nr: 18132206 Decision Date: 09/06/18 Archive Date: 09/06/18 DOCKET NO. 07-28 775 DATE: September 6, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for obstructive sleep apnea, to include on a secondary basis is granted. FINDING OF FACT Resolving all doubt in his favor, the Veteran’s obstructive sleep apnea is secondary to his service-connected sinusitis with…

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Entitlement to service connection for an undiagnosed illness as a result of service in Southwest Asia [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18123919


Citation Nr: 18123919 Decision Date: 08/03/18 Archive Date: 08/03/18 DOCKET NO. 15-31 145A DATE: August 3, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for an undiagnosed illness as a result of service in Southwest Asia is denied. FINDINGS OF FACT The Veteran does not have symptoms attributable to an undiagnosed illness resulting from his service in…

Entitlement to an initial compensable rating for bilateral hearing loss; effective date earlier than May 11, 2015, for the grant of service connection for bilateral hearing loss [DISMISSED] Citation Nr: 18132207


Citation Nr: 18132207 Decision Date: 09/06/18 Archive Date: 09/06/18 DOCKET NO. 16-58 622A DATE: September 6, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial compensable rating for bilateral hearing loss is dismissed. Entitlement to an effective date earlier than May 11, 2015, for the grant of service connection for bilateral hearing loss is dismissed. FINDING OF FACT…

Hypertension with chronic kidney disease; posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); major depression; individual unemployability due to service-connected disabilities (TDIU) [DISMISSED] Citation Nr: 18123920


Citation Nr: 18123920 Decision Date: 08/03/18 Archive Date: 08/03/18 DOCKET NO. 13-17 028 DATE: August 3, 2018 ORDER The appeal of the propriety of the reduction in the disability evaluation assigned for hypertension with chronic kidney disease is dismissed. The appeal of entitlement to service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is dismissed. The appeal…

60 percent for ischemic heart disease from to September 1, 2011 to August 13, 2015 [DENIED]; residuals scars status post coronary artery bypass graft [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18132208


Citation Nr: 18132208 Decision Date: 09/06/18 Archive Date: 09/06/18 DOCKET NO. 15-41 389 DATE: September 6, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to a rating in excess of 60 percent for ischemic heart disease from to September 1, 2011 to August 13, 2015 is denied. Entitlement to a compensable rating for residuals scars status post coronary artery bypass…

Service connection for bilateral knee arthritis [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18123921


Citation Nr: 18123921 Decision Date: 08/03/18 Archive Date: 08/03/18 DOCKET NO. 14-38 984A DATE: August 3, 2018 ORDER Service connection for bilateral knee arthritis is granted. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran’s arthritis of his knees is related to service. CONCLUSION OF LAW The criteria for service connection for bilateral knee arthritis have been met. 38…

Entitlement to an initial disability rating higher than 30 percent for mood disorder [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18132209


Citation Nr: 18132209 Decision Date: 09/06/18 Archive Date: 09/06/18 DOCKET NO. 15-42 369 DATE: September 6, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial disability rating higher than 30 percent for mood disorder is denied. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran’s mood disorder manifests in occupational and social impairment with occasional decrease in work efficiency and intermittent periods…

Residuals of a traumatic brain injury (TBI); headaches; low back disability; neck; right shoulder; right knee disability; (TDIU) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18123923


Citation Nr: 18123923 Decision Date: 08/07/18 Archive Date: 08/03/18 DOCKET NO. 15-00 677 DATE: August 7, 2018 ORDER New and material evidence having been received, the claim for entitlement to service connection for headaches is reopened. New and material evidence having been received, the claim for entitlement to service connection for a low back disability…

Acquired psychiatric disorder, to include depression, as secondary to service-connected degenerative arthritis of the cervical spine [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18132210


Citation Nr: 18132210 Decision Date: 09/06/18 Archive Date: 09/06/18 DOCKET NO. 16-04 974 DATE: September 6, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include depression, as secondary to service-connected degenerative arthritis of the cervical spine, is granted. FINDING OF FACT Resolving all reasonable doubt in favor of the Veteran, his…

Board decision with respect to the grants of service connection for erectile dysfunction and SMC for loss of use of creative organ constitutes an obvious error of fact and law [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18123924


Citation Nr: 18123924 Decision Date: 08/06/18 Archive Date: 08/03/18 DOCKET NO. 12-36 078 DATE: August 6, 2018 ORDER Whether vacatur of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) July 20, 2017 decision, to the extent that it granted service connection for erectile dysfunction and special monthly compensation (SMC) based on loss of use of creative organ,…