Citation Nr: 18124043
Decision Date: 08/03/18	Archive Date: 08/03/18

DOCKET NO. 15-24 952
DATE:	August 3, 2018
The issue of an initial rating in excess of 30 percent for tension headaches is remanded.
The issue of a rating in excess of 50 percent for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is remanded.
It has been nearly five years since the Veteran was last examined (in July 2013) for his PTSD and tension headaches.  Current examinations are needed. In addition, updated VA treatment records should be acquired.  
The matters are REMANDED for the following action:
1. Obtain any updated VA outpatient treatment records pertaining to the service-connected headache and psychiatric disabilities.  
2. Schedule appropriate VA examinations to determine the severity of the Veteran’s service-connected PTSD and tension headaches. All necessary diagnostic testing and evaluation should be performed, and all clinical findings reported in detail. If possible, the appropriate Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ) should be completed.
3. Then, readjudicate the claims on appeal.

M. Tenner
Veterans Law Judge
Board of Veterans’ Appeals

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