Reopening of right shoulder disability claim [DENIED]; discectomy, chronic low back pain with DJD; scar; left/right leg radiculopathy; (TDIU); left knee disability; sleep apnea; (PTSD) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18124052


Citation Nr: 18124052 Decision Date: 08/03/18 Archive Date: 08/03/18 DOCKET NO. 14-26 457 DATE: August 3, 2018 ORDER New and material evidence having not been received, the claim of entitlement to service connection for a right shoulder disability is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to a rating in excess of 40 percent for service-connected status-post discectomy, chronic…

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The claim of entitlement to service connection for a right elbow disability is [REOPENED]; right elbow disability is [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18132342


Citation Nr: 18132342 Decision Date: 09/06/18 Archive Date: 09/06/18 DOCKET NO. 16-06 107 DATE: September 6, 2018 ORDER New and material evidence having been received, the claim of entitlement to service connection for a right elbow disability is reopened. To that extent only, the appeal is granted. REMANDED The claim of entitlement to service connection…

Entitlement to service connection for obstructive sleep apnea [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18124053


Citation Nr: 18124053 Decision Date: 08/03/18 Archive Date: 08/03/18 DOCKET NO. 15-17 193 DATE: August 3, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for obstructive sleep apnea is denied. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran does not have a current diagnosis obstructive sleep apnea. CONCLUSION OF LAW The criteria for service connection for obstructive sleep apnea have…

Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18132343


Citation Nr: 18132343 Decision Date: 09/06/18 Archive Date: 09/06/18 DOCKET NO. 11-28 873 DATE: September 6, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) is denied. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran’s service-connected noncompensable hearing loss, tinnitus (evaluated at 10 percent), and posttraumatic stress disorder to include depressive disorder (evaluated at…

The Board’s decision for hypertension, diabetes mellitus, type II, a right eye disability, congestive heart failure, and entitlement to TDIU is [VACATED] in its entirety; Citation Nr: 18124054


Citation Nr: 18124054 Decision Date: 08/06/18 Archive Date: 08/03/18 DOCKET NO. 15-02 104 DATE: August 6, 2018 ORDER The May 31, 2018, Board decision addressing the Veteran’s claims of entitlement to service connection for hypertension, diabetes mellitus, type II, a right eye disability, congestive heart failure, and entitlement to TDIU is vacated in its entirety.…

Hypertension [DENIED] [DISMISSED]; heart disability as secondary to service-connected hypertension [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18132344


Citation Nr: 18132344 Decision Date: 09/06/18 Archive Date: 09/06/18 DOCKET NO. 15-32 173 DATE: September 6, 2018 ORDER The appeal of the claim of entitlement to an initial evaluation in excess of 10 percent for hypertension is dismissed. Entitlement to an earlier effective date prior to July 26, 2011 for the grant of service connection…

Service connection for headaches [GRANTED]; erectile dysfunction; hypertension; carpal tunnel syndrome of the left wrist; DJD; osteoarthritis of the left knee; tinnitus [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18124055


Citation Nr: 18124055 Decision Date: 08/03/18 Archive Date: 08/03/18 DOCKET NO. 17-66 686 DATE: August 3, 2018 ORDER The claim for service connection for osteoarthritis of the left knee is reopened. The claim for service connection for osteoarthritis of the right knee is reopened. The claim for service connection for degenerative joint disease with disc…

Service connection for residuals of cold injury of the hands and feet [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18132345


Citation Nr: 18132345 Decision Date: 09/06/18 Archive Date: 09/06/18 DOCKET NO. 16-05 679 DATE: September 6, 2018 ORDER The claim of service connection for residuals of cold injury on hands and feet has been reopened. Service connection for residuals of cold injury of the hands and feet is granted. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. Evidence received…

Entitlement to service connection for bilateral ankle disability, best characterized as degenerative joint disease of each ankle [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18124056


Citation Nr: 18124056 Decision Date: 08/03/18 Archive Date: 08/03/18 DOCKET NO. 15-31 433 DATE: August 3, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for bilateral ankle disability, best characterized as degenerative joint disease of each ankle, is denied. FINDING OF FACT The preponderance of the most probative evidence of record is against a finding that the…

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); left ear hearing loss; right ear hearing loss [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18132346


Citation Nr: 18132346 Decision Date: 09/06/18 Archive Date: 09/06/18 DOCKET NO. 16-10 242 DATE: September 6, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to an initial disability rating in excess of 30 percent for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is remanded. Entitlement to an initial compensable disability rating for left ear hearing loss is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for…