Entitlement to service connection for bilateral hearing loss [DENIED]; back disorder; right hip disorder; right/left knee disability [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18131242


Citation Nr: 18131242 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 12-20 819A DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for bilateral hearing loss is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for a back disorder is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for a right hip disorder is remanded. Entitlement to an initial disability…

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Left/right knee disorder [GRANTED]; posttraumatic, left/right hand & fingers osteoarthritis (OA); (MDD); [DENIED] hypertension & hypertensive heart disease [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18131246


Citation Nr: 18131246 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 15-30 548 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Whether new and material evidence has been received to reopen a claim for a left knee disorder, to include as secondary to service-connected right knee disorder, and if so, whether service connection is warranted is granted. Entitlement…

Left/Right knee disability; respiratory; [GRANTED]; right shoulder; left/right hip; bilateral flat foot; bilateral plantar fasciitis; low back; right ankle; cataract removal [DENIED]; OTHERS [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18131245


Citation Nr: 18131245 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 14-44 247 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER The claim of entitlement to service connection for a left knee disability is reopened; to this limited extent, the appeal is granted. The claim of entitlement to service connection for a right knee disability is reopened; to…

Entitlement to accrued benefits in excess of $11,613.43 [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18131253


Citation Nr: 18131253 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 15-12 348 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to accrued benefits in excess of $11,613.43 is denied. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. The appellant has not established that she is a "child" for accrued benefits purposes. 2. The appellant has not established that she paid…

Service connection for peripheral neuropathy of the bilateral lower extremities, to include due to herbicide agent exposure [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18131259


Citation Nr: 18131259 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 08-26 144 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Service connection for peripheral neuropathy of the bilateral lower extremities, to include due to herbicide agent exposure, is denied. FINDING OF FACT The weight of the competent and probative evidence is against finding that peripheral neuropathy of…

Entitlement to an increased evaluation in excess of 20% and 40% for a lumbar spine strain (lumbar spine disability) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18131260


Citation Nr: 18131260 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 14-00 655 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an increased evaluation in excess of 20 percent for a lumbar spine strain (lumbar spine disability), for the period from March 22, 2011 to July 24, 2014, is denied. Entitlement to an increased evaluation in…

Cervical spine disorder, to include strain with mild osteoarthritis; low back disorder; psychiatric disorder, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with anxiety [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18131265


Citation Nr: 18131265 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 15-42 084 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to rating in excess of 20 percent for service connected cervical spine disorder, to include strain with mild osteoarthritis is denied. Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent for a service connected low back…

Reduction in the disability rating for a psychiatric disorder from 70 percent to 50 percent was not proper; rating in excess of 70 percent for a psychiatric disorder [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18131272


Citation Nr: 18131272 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 15-34 810 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER The reduction in the disability rating for a psychiatric disorder from 70 percent to 50 percent was not proper, and is void ab initio. A rating in excess of 70 percent for a psychiatric disorder is denied.…

Coronary artery disease, postsurgical percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, (CAD) [DENIED], acquired psychiatric disorder, specifically posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18131274


Citation Nr: 18131274 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 17-16 410 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial rating higher than 30 percent for coronary artery disease, postsurgical percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, (CAD) is denied. Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, specifically posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and unspecified…

Service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include personality disorder, depressive disorder, adjustment disorder, bipolar disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18131277


Citation Nr: 18131277 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 16-14 568 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER New and material evidence having been received, the appeal to reopen service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include depressive disorder, is granted. Service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include personality disorder, depressive disorder,…