Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) [GRANTED]; Entitlement to a TDIU prior to January 12, 2018 on an extra-schedular basis [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160377


Citation Nr: 18160377 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 17-26 088 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) is granted, effective January 12, 2018. REMANDED Entitlement to a TDIU prior to January 12, 2018 on an extra-schedular basis is remanded. FINDING OF FACT The…

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Depression; right hip disorder; left hip disorder; acquired psychiatric disorder diagnosed as major depressive disorder; right/left hip disorder; lumbar spine disability; left ankle disability Citation Nr: 18160381


Citation Nr: 18160381 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 16-61 919 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER The application to reopen the claim of entitlement to service connection for depression is granted. The application to reopen the claim of entitlement to service connection for a right hip disorder is granted. The application to reopen…

Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160368


Citation Nr: 18160368 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 17-05 409 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) is granted. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran’s service-connected disabilities preclude him from securing or following a substantially gainful occupation. CONCLUSION OF LAW The criteria for an…

70 percent rating for PTSD [GRANTED]; individual unemployability due to service connected disabilities [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160372


Citation Nr: 18160372 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 14-15 297 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Subject to the law and regulations governing payment of monetary benefits, a 70 percent rating for PTSD is granted. REMANDED Entitlement to a rating in excess of 70 percent for service connected PTSD is remanded. Entitlement to…

Entitlement to service connection for a hip contusion; Entitlement to service connection for a knee contusion [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160376


Citation Nr: 18160376 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 17-06 012 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for a hip contusion (claimed as left hip) is granted. Entitlement to service connection for a knee contusion (claimed as right knee) is granted. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. Resolving all doubt in the…

Mechanical low back pain and herniated disc L4-L5 (also claimed as back injury) [REOPENED]; Right shoulder acromioclavicular (AC) joint arthritis; left ankle injury; right ankle injury [DENIED]; Citation Nr: 18160387


Citation Nr: 18160387 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 16-53 477 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER New and material evidence having been received, the petition to reopen the claim for service connection for mechanical low back pain and herniated disc L4-L5 (also claimed as back injury) is granted. Service connection for right shoulder…

Bilateral tinnitus [GRANTED]; bilateral pressure induced otalgia; acquired psychiatric disorder, to include anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160388


Citation Nr: 18160388 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 16-63 800 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Service connection for bilateral tinnitus is granted. REMANDED The issue of entitlement to service connection for bilateral pressure induced otalgia is remanded. The issue of entitlement to an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include anxiety disorder and major…

Narcolepsy with cataplexy; residuals of shortening of the left lower extremity [GRANTED]; 20 percent for splenectomy [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160390


Citation Nr: 18160390 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-20 180 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for narcolepsy with cataplexy is granted. Entitlement to an initial 10 percent rating, but no higher, from July 18, 2013, for residuals of shortening of the left lower extremity is granted, subject to…

Acquired psychiatric disability [GRANTED]; lumbar intervertebral disc syndrome with degenerative arthritic changes; (TDIU) [GRANTED]; residual sprain of the left ankle with DJD [DENIED]; Citation Nr: 18160400


Citation Nr: 18160400 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 14-25 321 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disability is granted. The claim for entitlement to medical care under 38 U.S.C. § 1702 is moot, and that appeal for benefits is dismissed. Restoration of a 40 percent…

Right foot condition; post-fracture left fifth metatarsal; depressive disorder; left upper extremity radiculopathy; (TDIU) [GRANTED]; OTHERS [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160403


Citation Nr: 18160403 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 16-35 265 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER The application to reopen the claim for service connection for a vision problem is granted. To this extent only, the appeal is granted. The application to reopen the claim for service connection for alcohol use and cocaine…