Citation Nr: 18132319
Decision Date: 09/06/18	Archive Date: 09/06/18

DOCKET NO. 16-01 733
DATE:	September 6, 2018
Whether new and material evidence has been received sufficient to reopen a claim for entitlement to service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and if so whether entitlement is warranted, is dismissed.
In October 2016, prior to promulgation of a decision in the appeal, the Board received notification from the Veteran’s representative stating that the Veteran contacted the representative’s office and “has requested that my office withdraw all claims before the Board” and that the representative “concur[s] that such action is in the [V]eteran’s best interest.”
This appeal has been withdrawn.  38 U.S.C. § 7105(b)(2), (d)(5) (2012); 38 C.F.R. § 20.204 (2018).
The Veteran served on active duty from June 1968 to June 1970.
The Board may dismiss any appeal which fails to allege specific error of fact or law in the determination being appealed.  See 38 U.S.C. § 7105.  An appeal may be withdrawn as to any or all issues involved in the appeal at any time before the Board promulgates a decision.  See 38 C.F.R. § 20.204.  In the present case, the Veteran’s representative submitted an October 2016 statement that withdrew all claims before the Board.  Accordingly, the Board does not have jurisdiction to review the appeal and it is dismissed.

Veterans Law Judge
Board of Veterans’ Appeals
ATTORNEY FOR THE BOARD	S. Hoopengardner, Associate Counsel 

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