Citation Nr: 18160402
Decision Date: 12/27/18	Archive Date: 12/26/18

DOCKET NO. 16-58 764A
DATE:	December 27, 2018
REMANDED
1. Entitlement to service connection for right arm pain is remanded.
2. Entitlement to service connection for a hearing loss disability is remanded.
3. Entitlement to service connection for tinnitus is remanded.
4. Entitlement to service connection for erectile dysfunction, residual of an elective vasectomy, is remanded.
5. Entitlement to service connection for a kidney cyst associated with post-operative kidney stone is remanded.
6. Entitlement to service connection for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is remanded.
7. Entitlement to a compensable rating for left heel spurs is remanded.
8. Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent for bilateral plantar fasciitis, previously related as right and left foot plantar fasciitis, is remanded.
9. Entitlement to a compensable rating prior to May 7, 2018 rating for allergic rhinitis is remanded.
10. Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent from May 7, 2018 for allergic rhinitis is remanded.
11. Entitlement to a compensable rating prior to May 7, 2018 for post-operative kidney stone is remanded.
12. Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent from May 7, 2018 for post-operative kidney stone is remanded.
REASONS FOR REMAND
The Veteran served on active duty from September 1972 to September 1979 and from July 1980 to May 1995.
The agency of original jurisdiction (AOJ) last issued an SSOC on these issues in May 2018. Since that time, VA treatment records from January 2013 have been added to the claims file. Additionally, VA examinations relating to the Veteran’s left heel spur, bilateral plantar fasciitis, and sciatica were conducted in August 2018.  In a September 2018 rating decision, the RO granted service connection for radiculopathy of the right and left lower extremities.  Thus, the Board finds that the claim for service connection for sciatica has been granted and is no longer on part of the current appeal.  
As these records were not submitted by the Veteran or his representative and they were received prior to the transfer of the case to the Board, a remand is necessary for the issuance of a new SSOC which considers these additional records. 38 C.F.R. §§ 19.31, 19.37(a).
The matters are REMANDED for the following action:
Send the Veteran and his representative an SSOC that addresses the issues on appeal after reviewing the evidence pertinent to the issues submitted after May 2018.
 
 
A. P. SIMPSON
Veterans Law Judge
Board of Veterans’ Appeals
ATTORNEY FOR THE BOARD	A. Keninger, Associate Counsel

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