Citation Nr: 18154218
Decision Date: 11/29/18	Archive Date: 11/29/18

DOCKET NO. 16-45 131
DATE:	November 29, 2018
Entitlement to a rating in excess of 30 percent for asthma is remanded.
The Veteran served on active duty from May 2009 to September 2011 with additional service in the Army National Guard. 
1. Entitlement to a rating in excess of 30 percent for asthma is remanded.
The Veteran asserts that a rating in excess of 30 percent is warranted for his asthma. The Veteran contends that the condition has worsened since the last VA examination conducted in September 2012.  In the September 2012 VA examination report, it was noted that the Veteran asthma did not require the use of oral or parenteral corticosteroid medications. However, a review of the evidence of record shows that the Veteran was prescribed Prednisone to treat exacerbations of his asthma condition on numerous occasions after the examination was completed. Moreover, the Veteran’s representative asserted in a July 2018 brief that the condition had worsened since the last VA examination. 
As such, a new examination should be provided.

The matter is REMANDED for the following action:
1. Obtain VA treatment records from December 2016 to the present. 
2. Schedule the Veteran for a VA examination to evaluate the current severity of his asthma. 
Veterans Law Judge
Board of Veterans’ Appeals
ATTORNEY FOR THE BOARD	J. Dworkin, Associate Counsel

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