Citation Nr: 18124009
Decision Date: 08/03/18	Archive Date: 08/03/18

DOCKET NO. 15-27 077
DATE:	August 3, 2018
REMANDED
The issue of a rating in excess of 10 percent for residuals of left ankle sprain is remanded.
REASONS FOR REMAND
It has been nearly three years since the Veteran was last examined (in September 2015) for his left ankle disability.  There is an indication that the disability has increased in severity.  However, the Board is precluded from exercising its own independent medical judgment.  As such, a current examination is needed. 
The matters are REMANDED for the following action:
1. Schedule an appropriate VA examination to obtain findings as to the severity of the Veteran’s service-connected left ankle. 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.
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2. Then, readjudicate the claim on appeal.
 
MATTHEW TENNER
Veterans Law Judge
Board of Veterans’ Appeals
ATTORNEY FOR THE BOARD	A. Jackson, Counsel 

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