A rating in excess of 10 percent for the low back disorder; low back disability; neuropathy of the right lower extremity; neuropathy of the left lower extremity; low back disability [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160490


Citation Nr: 18160490 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 14-43 499 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER A rating in excess of 10 percent for the low back disorder is denied. Service connection for arthritis, to include as secondary to the service-connected low back disability, is denied. Service connection for neuropathy of the right…

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Increased evaluation for residuals of a fracture of the distal end of the right second metacarpal; right ear hearing loss; hemorrhoids [DENIED]; hiatal hernia [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160491


Citation Nr: 18160491 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 10-19 306 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an increased evaluation for residuals of a fracture of the distal end of the right second metacarpal, rated as noncompensably disabling prior to May 15, 2017, and 10 percent disabling thereafter is denied. Entitlement to…

Disability of the thoracic muscle group manifested by episodes of shortness of breath secondary to the service-connected thoracolumbar spine disability; allergic rhinitis [ GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160494


Citation Nr: 18160494 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 11-31 273 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER A separate 10 percent disability rating for a disability of the thoracic muscle group manifested by episodes of shortness of breath secondary to the service-connected thoracolumbar spine disability is granted. A 10 percent disability rating for allergic…

Entitlement to an effective date of June 30, 2012, and no earlier, for the award of service connection for post-operative right shoulder condition [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160495


Citation Nr: 18160495 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 17-01 583 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an effective date of June 30, 2012, and no earlier, for the award of service connection for post-operative right shoulder condition is granted. FINDING OF FACT 1. The Veteran sustained a shoulder injury during active…

Cervical spine condition; diagnosed as cervical spondylosis, arthritis, and cervical degenerative disc disease [GRANTED]; right/left upper extremity cervical radiculopathy Citation Nr: 18160504


Citation Nr: 18160504 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 14-38 644A DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER As new and material evidence has been received to reopen a claim of entitlement to service connection for a cervical spine condition, to this extent, the appeal is granted. The reopened claim of entitlement to service connection…

Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) due to service-connected disabilities prior to May 29, 2008 [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160507


Citation Nr: 18160507 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 09-08 895 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) due to service-connected disabilities prior to May 29, 2008, is granted. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran’s service-connected disabilities prevented him from securing or following a substantially…

60 percent for left upper extremity weakness [DENIED]; 40 percent for left lower extremity weakness, residuals of stroke associated with diabetes [GRANTED]; TDIU [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160509


Citation Nr: 18160509 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 10-36 789 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial disability rating in excess of 60 percent for left upper extremity weakness, residuals of stroke associated with diabetes (diabetes) mellitus, type II, is denied. Entitlement to an initial disability rating in excess of…

Injury to the left elbow with avulsion bone fragments of the distal humerus [DENIED]; left elbow disability based on limitation of supination and pronation [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160512


Citation Nr: 18160512 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 08-20 784 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER For the entire appeal period (exclusive of a period of a temporary total evaluation from September 7, 2007 to October 31, 2007), entitlement to a rating in excess of 20 percent for status post residuals of an…

Right knee disability, tenderness, & limitation of motion; total arthroplasty [DENIED]; right knee disability based on instability; right knee disability based on dislocated semilunar cartilage [GRANTED]; Citation Nr: 18160513


Citation Nr: 18160513 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 13-02 680 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER 1. Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent, prior to October 20, 2015, for the Veteran’s service-connected right knee disability, based on pain, tenderness, and limitation of motion, is denied. 2. Entitlement to a separate…

Acquired psychiatric disorder; posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); bruxism [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160518


Citation Nr: 18160518 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 11-21 679 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, variously diagnosed as depressive disorder, NOS, and specific trauma/stressor related disorder, claimed as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is granted. Entitlement to service connection for bruxism is granted.  …