20 percent, but no higher, for left rotator cuff tear status post Mumford acromioplasty with osteoarthritis; [GRANTED] rotator cuff tear; Mumford acromioplast; osteoarthritis [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160327


Citation Nr: 18160327 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 08-07 567 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial rating of 20 percent, but no higher, for left rotator cuff tear status post Mumford acromioplasty with osteoarthritis prior to April 10, 2013, is granted. Entitlement to a rating in excess of 20…

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Entitlement to service connection for sleep apnea; [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160332


Citation Nr: 18160332 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 16-56 453 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for sleep apnea is denied. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran’s sleep apnea was not shown during active service and is not related to active service. CONCLUSION OF LAW The criteria for entitlement to…

Gunshot wound to the left calf, Muscle Group XI; [GRANTED]; multiple scars chest, left shoulder, and back of neck; symptomatic scars of the right chest [DENIED]; for a scar of the scalp [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160333


Citation Nr: 18160333 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 17-01 269 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER A disability rating of 20 percent, but no higher, for residuals of a gunshot wound to the left calf, Muscle Group XI, is granted, effective March 10, 2010. A disability rating greater than 10 percent for multiple…

Diabetes mellitus; low back disability; right knee disability; sleep apnea; bilateral hearing loss; posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160338


Citation Nr: 18160338 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 16-43 137 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER The appeal is dismissed with respect to the issues of entitlement to service connection for diabetes mellitus. Service connection for a low back disability is denied. Service connection for a right knee disability is denied. Service connection…

Erectile dysfunction; more than 10 percent for tinnitus [DENIED]; 50 percent for bilateral hearing loss; 30 percent for adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160340


Citation Nr: 18160340 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 18-11 241 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for erectile dysfunction is denied. Entitlement to a rating more than 10 percent for tinnitus is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to a rating more than 50 percent for bilateral hearing loss is remanded. Entitlement…

Lumbosacral or cervical strain; peripheral vestibular disorders; left hip condition; right hip condition; left knee condition; right knee condition; individual unemployability (TDIU) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160341


Citation Nr: 18160341 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-14 089 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER The application to reopen the previously denied claim for service connection for service connection for lumbosacral or cervical strain, claimed as mechanical low back pain, is granted. Entitlement to service connection for lumbosacral or cervical strain, claimed…

An effective date prior to January 10, 2011, for the grant of service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160343


Citation Nr: 18160343 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 14-34 685A DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER An effective date prior to January 10, 2011, for the grant of service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is denied. FINDING OF FACT On January 10, 2011, VA received the Veteran’s claim to reopen his previously…

(PTSD); joint disease; multiple sclerosis (MS); heart disorder; (GERD); [REMANDED] left leg cellulitis; dermatitis of the bilateral thighs; peptic ulcer disease; chronic fatigue syndrome [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160344


Citation Nr: 18160344 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-05 996 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER The petition to reopen a claim of entitlement to service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is granted. The petition to reopen a claim of entitlement to service connection for joint disease is granted. The petition to…

Entitlement to dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) benefits [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160345


Citation Nr: 18160345 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 14-05 775 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) benefits. FINDING OF FACT The character of the Veteran’s service remains a bar to VA benefits. CONCLUSION OF LAW The criteria for entitlement to DIC benefits have not been met.…

Migraine headaches prior to May 9, 2016 [GRANTED]; Sleep apnea; migraine headaches from May 9, 2016; plantar fasciitis of the left foot with calcaneal spurs; & OTHERS [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160347


Citation Nr: 18160347 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 13-09 789 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER Service connection for sleep apnea is denied. An initial rating of 10 percent, but no more, for service-connected migraine headaches prior to May 9, 2016 is granted. A rating in excess of 50 percent for service-connected migraine…