Degenerative arthritis of the bilateral knees; glaucoma; chronic cough; obstructive sleep apnea; plantar warts on the bilateral feet; lumbosacral strain [DISMISSED] Citation Nr: 18160596


Citation Nr: 18160596 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 16-18 367 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER The claim of entitlement to service connection for degenerative arthritis of the bilateral knees is dismissed. The claim of entitlement to service connection for glaucoma is dismissed. The claim of entitlement to service connection for a chronic…

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Entitlement to an initial compensable evaluation for bilateral hearing loss [DISMISSED] Citation Nr: 18160602


Citation Nr: 18160602 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 16-35 946 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial compensable evaluation for bilateral hearing loss is dismissed. FINDING OF FACT In April 2017, prior to the promulgation of a decision by the Board, the Veteran died. CONCLUSION OF LAW Due to the…

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…

Entitlement to service connection for hearing loss [DISMISSED]; cervical spine condition; thoracolumbar spine condition [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160650


Citation Nr: 18160650 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 15-06 425 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for hearing loss is dismissed. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for a cervical spine condition is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for a thoracolumbar spine condition is remanded. FINDING OF FACT On October…

Entitlement to Dependents Education Assistance (DEA) benefits under Chapter 35 [DISMISSED]; posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [REMANDED]; Citation Nr: 18160653


Citation Nr: 18160653 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 17-06 237 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to Dependents Education Assistance (DEA) benefits under Chapter 35 is dismissed. REMANDED Entitlement to a permanent and total rating for service-connected posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is remanded. Entitlement to a rating in excess of 70 percent,…

20 percent for acromioclavicular separation with degenerative joint disease of the left shoulder (left shoulder disability) [DISMISSED] Citation Nr: 18160664


Citation Nr: 18160664 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 11-13 105 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER The appeal as to the issues of entitlement to an evaluation in excess of 20 percent for acromioclavicular separation with degenerative joint disease of the left shoulder (left shoulder disability) prior to February 16, 2011, and in…

Tinnitus [GRANTED]; cervical spine degenerative disc disease [DISMISSED]; traumatic brain injury (TBI) residuals; bilateral vision disability; sleep disorder; sleep apnea & OTHERS [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160678


Citation Nr: 18160678 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 15-03 851A DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for tinnitus is granted. The appeal for entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent for cervical spine degenerative disc disease is dismissed. REMANDED The issue of entitlement to service connection for…

Entitlement to a disability rating in excess of 10 percent for right/left knee chondromalacia patella [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160697


Citation Nr: 18160697 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 10-46 486 DATE: December 27, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to a disability rating in excess of 10 percent for right knee chondromalacia patella is remanded. Entitlement to a disability rating in excess of 10 percent for left knee chondromalacia patella with arthritis is remanded. REASONS…

The appeal for entitlement to service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder [DISMISSED] Citation Nr: 18160701


Citation Nr: 18160701 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 18-13 037 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER The appeal for entitlement to service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder is dismissed. FINDING OF FACT On September 28, 2018, prior to the promulgation of a decision in the appeal, the Board received notification from the appellant,…

The appeal seeking entitlement to an evaluation in excess of 10 percent for left total knee arthoplasty; hearing loss prior [DISMISSED] Citation Nr: 18160707


Citation Nr: 18160707 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 16-27 849 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER The appeal seeking entitlement to an evaluation in excess of 10 percent for left total knee arthoplasty (previously rated as left knee degenerative joint disease with chondrocalcinosis, status post ACL repair) prior to June 21, 2017, and…