Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 10 percent for bilateral hearing loss; an effective date earlier than March 1, 2015 for service connection of bilateral hearing loss [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160599


Citation Nr: 18160599 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 17-24 959 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 10 percent for bilateral hearing loss is denied. Entitlement to an effective date earlier than March 1, 2015 for service connection of bilateral hearing loss is denied. FINDINGS OF…

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Psychiatric disorder; sleep disorder [REOPENED]; headaches [DENIED]; sleep disorder; gastrointestinal disorder; multiple joint disease [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160604


Citation Nr: 18160604 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 16-16 709 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER The petition to reopen a claim of entitlement to service connection for a psychiatric disorder is granted. The petition to reopen a claim of entitlement to service connection for a sleep disorder is granted. The claim for…

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); muscle cramps [DENIED]; back disability; right foot disability to include bunions; left foot disability to include bunions [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160606


Citation Nr: 18160606 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 13-15 582 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER Service connection for fatigue, including chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is denied. Service connection for muscle cramps is denied. REMANDED Service connection for a back disability, is remanded. Service connection for a right foot disability, to include bunions,…

Gout; essential tremor [DENIED]; left shoulder condition; cervical spine & back condition; left upper extremity condition; pain and numbness; gall bladder condition; diverticulitis; (GERD) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160608


Citation Nr: 18160608 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 15-23 305A DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Service connection for gout is denied. Service connection for essential tremor is denied. REMANDED Service connection for a left shoulder condition is remanded. Service connection for a cervical spine condition is remanded. Service connection for a back…

Type II diabetes mellitus; sleep problems; bilateral hand disability; bilateral elbow disability; esophagitis; esophagitis and fatty liver [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160609


Citation Nr: 18160609 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 09-48 283 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Service connection for type II diabetes mellitus, secondary to traumatic lumbar myositis with L5-S1 disc bulging and/or fatty liver with mild liver function test abnormalities, is denied. Service connection for sleep problems, secondary to traumatic lumbar myositis…

Entitlement to service connection for residuals of prostate cancer [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160610


Citation Nr: 18160610 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 16-49 827 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for residuals of prostate cancer is denied. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran’s prostate cancer disability is not shown to be related to any event, injury or disease in service, to include exposure to…

Extension of the delimiting date for education benefits under Title 38, Chapter 35 of the USC, Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) beyond September [redacted], 2013 [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160613


Citation Nr: 18160613 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 15-18 701A DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an extension of the delimiting date for education benefits under Title 38, Chapter 35 of the United States Code, Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) beyond September [redacted], 2013 is denied. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. The appellant…

Entitlement to service connection for reactive airway disease (RAD) [DENIED]; obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); headaches [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160614


Citation Nr: 18160614 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 10-38 977 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for reactive airway disease (RAD) is denied. Entitlement to service connection for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is granted. Entitlement to service connection for headaches is granted. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. The preponderance of…

Chronic fatigue [GRANTED]; short term memory loss; bronchial asthma [GRANTED]; allergic rhinitis; disabilities; DJD of the Lumber; sinusitis and deviated septum [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160618


Citation Nr: 18160618 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 08-13 976 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for chronic fatigue is granted. Entitlement to service connection for short term memory loss is denied. Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 30 percent prior to October 24, 2009 for service-connected…

Prostate cancer; right index finger deformity with ankylosis; disfiguring scar residuals of a chin laceration; radiculopathy [DISMISSED]; DJD [DENIED]; TDIU [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160621


Citation Nr: 18160621 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 11-32 953 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for prostate cancer is dismissed. Entitlement to a compensable rating for right index finger deformity with ankylosis prior to February 23, 2015, and to a rating in excess of 10 percent thereafter is…