Citation Nr: 18160385
Decision Date: 12/27/18	Archive Date: 12/26/18

DOCKET NO. 15-06 114
DATE:	December 27, 2018
ORDER
The appeal as to the issue of entitlement to service connection for chronic abdominal pain is dismissed.
The appeal as to the issue of entitlement to service connection for liver lesions is dismissed.
The appeal as to the issue of entitlement to service connection kidney lesions is dismissed.
The appeal as to the issue of entitlement to service connection for peripheral neuropathy of the left lower extremity is dismissed.
The appeal as to the issue of entitlement to service connection for peripheral neuropathy of the right lower extremity is dismissed.
The appeal as to the issue of entitlement to service connection for chronic insomnia is dismissed.
FINDING OF FACT
In October 2018 correspondence, prior to the promulgation of a Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) decision, the Veteran withdrew from appellate consideration the issues of service connection for chronic abdominal pain, liver lesions, kidney lesions, peripheral neuropathy of the bilateral lower extremities, and chronic insomnia.
CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
1. The criteria for withdrawal of the appeal as to the issue of service connection for chronic abdominal pain are met.  38 U.S.C. § 7105; 38 C.F.R. § 20.204.
2. The criteria for withdrawal of the appeal as to the issue of service connection for liver lesions are met.  38 U.S.C. § 7105; 38 C.F.R. § 20.204.
3. The criteria for withdrawal of the appeal as to the issue of service connection for kidney lesions are met.  38 U.S.C. § 7105; 38 C.F.R. § 20.204.
4. The criteria for withdrawal of the appeal as to the issue of service connection for peripheral neuropathy of the left lower extremity are met.  38 U.S.C. § 7105; 38 C.F.R. § 20.204.
5. The criteria for withdrawal of the appeal as to the issue of service connection for peripheral neuropathy of the right lower extremity are met.  38 U.S.C. § 7105; 38 C.F.R. § 20.204.
6. The criteria for withdrawal of the appeal as to the issue of service connection for chronic insomnia are met.  38 U.S.C. § 7105; 38 C.F.R. § 20.204.
REASONS AND BASES FOR FINDING AND CONCLUSIONS
The Veteran served on active duty from December 1965 to April 1966 and from January 1968 to June 1969.  The Veteran also had additional service with the Air National Guard of New Mexico.
These matters are before the Board on appeal from November 2013 and August 2014 rating decisions of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Regional Office (RO) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In his February and April 2015 substantive appeals, the Veteran requested a Board hearing.  One was scheduled for the Veteran in October 2018, but, he withdrew his hearing request.
Withdrawal
The Board may dismiss any appeal which fails to allege specific error of fact or law in the determination being appealed.  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. 38 C.F.R. § 20.204.  Withdrawal may be made by a claimant or by his or her authorized representative.  38 C.F.R. § 20.204.  
In the instant case, in October 2018 correspondence, the Veteran indicated that he wished to withdraw from appellate review his active appeals for service connection for chronic abdominal pain, liver lesions, kidney lesions, peripheral neuropathy of the bilateral lower extremities, and chronic insomnia.  In November 2018, the Veteran’s representative confirmed the Veteran’s desire to withdraw these issues from appellate consideration.  As a result, there remain no allegations of errors of fact or law for appellate consideration of these issues.  Accordingly, the Board does not have jurisdiction of these issues and they are dismissed.

(Signature on Next Page)
 
S. C. KREMBS
Veterans Law Judge
Board of Veterans’ Appeals
ATTORNEY FOR THE BOARD	N.S. Pettine, Associate Counsel

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