Heart condition (claimed as congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease), to include as due to herbicide exposure [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160427


Citation Nr: 18160427 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-06 109 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for a heart condition (claimed as congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease), to include as due to herbicide exposure, is denied. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. The Veteran set foot in the Republic…

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Entitlement to an initial compensable rating for bilateral hearing loss [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160428


Citation Nr: 18160428 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 17-37 684 DATE: December 26, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to an initial compensable rating for bilateral hearing loss is remanded. REASONS FOR REMAND The Veteran served on active duty from January 1955 to December 1957. This matter is on appeal from a February 2017 rating…

Entitlement to service connection for major depressive disorder, to include as secondary to service-connected right hip stress fracture [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160429


Citation Nr: 18160429 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 17-04 106 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for major depressive disorder, to include as secondary to service-connected right hip stress fracture is denied. FINDING OF FACT The preponderance of the evidence is against finding that the Veteran has major depressive…

Heart condition, claimed as ischemic heart disease, to include as due to herbicide exposure; prostate cancer [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160430


Citation Nr: 18160430 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 18-43 663 DATE: ORDER Entitlement to service connection for a heart condition, claimed as ischemic heart disease, to include as due to herbicide exposure is denied. Entitlement to service connection for prostate cancer, to include as due to herbicide exposure is denied. Entitlement to…

An initial compensable disability rating for service-connected bilateral hearing loss [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160431


Citation Nr: 18160431 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 14-12 126A DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER An initial compensable disability rating for service-connected bilateral hearing loss is denied. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran’s service-connected bilateral hearing loss has been manifested by no more than Level II hearing acuity in each ear. CONCLUSION OF…

Respiratory disorder other than asbestos plaques, to include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); asbestos plaques in the left lower lobe; (TDIU) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160432


Citation Nr: 18160432 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 13-11 534 DATE: December 26, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for a respiratory disorder other than asbestos plaques, to include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is remanded. Entitlement to an initial compensable rating for asbestos plaques in the left lower lobe is remanded.…

Service connection for a low back disorder [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160433


Citation Nr: 18160433 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 10-18 801 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Service connection for a low back disorder is denied. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. The Veteran had active service from September 1968 to September 1972. 2. A low back disorder was not shown in service, not shown to…

Neck disability; degenerative joint disease (DJD); bilateral hearing; headaches associated with service-connected skull fracture [GRANTED]; (TDIU) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160434


Citation Nr: 18160434 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-21 009 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER The application to reopen a previously denied claim for service connection for a neck disability is granted. The application to reopen a previously denied claim for service connection for lumbar spine degenerative joint disease (DJD) is granted.…

Entitlement to service connection for cause of the Veteran’s death [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160435


Citation Nr: 18160435 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 16-47 378 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER As new and material evidence has been received, the claim for service connection for cause of the Veteran’s death is reopened. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for cause of the Veteran's death is remanded. FINDING OF FACT…

Acquired psychiatric disorder, to include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is remanded. Entitlement to a total rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU)


Citation Nr: 18160436 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 14-02 838 DATE: December 26, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is remanded. Entitlement to a total rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) is remanded. REASONS FOR REMAND The Veteran served on active…