Increased rating in excess of 20 for degenerative joint disease of the thoracolumbar spine, 10% for cervical spine, 10% for right/left knee degenerative joint disease [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1736663

Citation Nr: 1736663 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 11-16 196 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to an increased disability rating in excess of 20 percent for the service-connected degenerative joint disease of the thoracolumbar spine.…

Diabetes mellitus, type II, for herbicides and/or mustard gas [DENIED], Anxiety Disorder [GRANTED], hypertension/prostate cancer [DENIED], bilateral foot fungus [REMANDED, and (PTSD) Citation Nr: 1736664

Citation Nr: 1736664 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 12-11 888 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to service connection for diabetes mellitus, type II, to include as due to exposure to herbicides and/or mustard gas. 2.…

Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 50 percent for anxiety disorder [GRANTED], and total disability rating for individual unemployability due to service-connected disabilities (TDIU) [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 1736665

Citation Nr: 1736665 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 13-09 550A ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in St. Petersburg, Florida THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 50 percent for anxiety disorder. 2. Entitlement to a total disability rating for…

Entitlement to service connection for bilateral hearing loss, and Entitlement to service connection for hammer toes with hallux valgus of the bilateral feet (“bilateral foot disability”) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1736666

Citation Nr: 1736666 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 13-30 743 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Nashville, Tennessee THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to service connection for bilateral hearing loss. 2. Entitlement to service connection for hammer toes with hallux valgus of the bilateral…

Entitlement to a compensable disability rating for prostate cancer [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1736667

Citation Nr: 1736667 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 13-31 164A ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Indianapolis, Indiana THE ISSUE Entitlement to a compensable disability rating for prostate cancer from February 1, 2012. REPRESENTATION Appellant represented by: Teena Petro, Agent ATTORNEY FOR THE…

Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent, and in excess of 20 percent on and thereafter for the service-connected thoracolumbar spine strain with degenerative changes is [DENIED] Citation Nr: 1736668

Citation Nr: 1736668 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 12-26 185 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Portland, Oregon THE ISSUE Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent prior to May 23, 2014, and in excess of 20 percent on and thereafter…

Entitlement to service connection for an acquired low back disability [DENIED] Citation Nr: 1736669

Citation Nr: 1736669 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 10-04 777 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Montgomery, Alabama THE ISSUE Entitlement to service connection for an acquired low back disability. REPRESENTATION Appellant represented by: Disabled American Veterans WITNESS AT HEARING ON APPEAL The…

Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 30 percent, and in excess of 50 percent for (PTSD) (previously rated as adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depression), and individual unemployability (TDIU)

Citation Nr: 1736670 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 13-11 838 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Newark, New Jersey THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 30 percent prior to September 6, 2016 and in excess of 50 percent…

Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 50, and in excess of 70 percent thereafter for (PTSD) [GRANTED], and individual unemployability due to service-connected disabilities (TDIU) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 1736671

Citation Nr: 1736671 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 11-22 501 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Los Angeles, California THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 50 percent prior to August 29, 2008, and in excess of 70 percent…

Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent for osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine, osteoarthritis of the left & the right hip, and for residuals of a fracture of the right distal fibula [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1736672

Citation Nr: 1736672 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 09-28 123A ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Muskogee, Oklahoma THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent for osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine, prior to March 16, 2016, and in…