The claim for service connection for hypertension is reopened, and the appeal is [GRANTED]; traumatic brain injury (TBI); migraine headaches; [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18131248


Citation Nr: 18131248 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 14-41 179 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER The claim for service connection for hypertension is reopened, and the appeal is granted. The claim for service connection for traumatic brain injury (TBI) is granted. Entitlement to a 30 rating for migraine headaches is granted. FINDINGS…

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Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18131251


Citation Nr: 18131251 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 15-26 711 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) is granted. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran is evaluated at 50 percent for posttraumatic stress, with a combined rating of 70 percent from February 22, 2010,…

Entitlement to service connection for cardiomyopathy as secondary to service-connected premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) with arrhythmia [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18131252


Citation Nr: 18131252 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 15-40 457 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for cardiomyopathy as secondary to service-connected premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) with arrhythmia is granted. FINDING OF FACT Resolving reasonable doubt in the Appellant’s favor, the Veteran’s cardiomyopathy was proximately due to his service-connected…

Entitlement to an initial disability rating of 70 percent for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) [GRANTED]Citation Nr: 18131254


Citation Nr: 18131254 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 15-03 832A DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial disability rating of 70 percent for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is granted. Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability as a result of service-connected disabilities is granted. FINDINGS OF FACT…

Entitlement to a separate 20 percent rating for dislocation of the semilunar cartilage of the left knee [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18131256


Citation Nr: 18131256 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 15-34 966 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to a separate 20 percent rating for dislocation of the semilunar cartilage of the left knee is granted. REMANDED The claim for a rating in excess of 20 percent for the residuals of a fracture of…

Entitlement to Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) based on service connection for the cause of the Veteran’s death [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18131257


Citation Nr: 18131257 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 13-14 278 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) based on service connection for the cause of the Veteran’s death is granted. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. The Veteran served on active duty in the United States Air Force from…

Restoration of competency status for VA benefits purposes [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18131263


Citation Nr: 18131263 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 14-37 964 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Restoration of competency status for VA benefits purposes is granted. FINDING OF FACT The evidence is at least in equipoise as to whether the Veteran lacks the mental capacity to contract or manage his own affairs, including…

Entitlement to service connection for tinnitus [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18131264


Citation Nr: 18131264 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 16-09 355 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for tinnitus is granted. FINDING OF FACT The evidence is at least evenly balanced as to whether the Veteran’s current tinnitus was incurred in service. CONCLUSION OF LAW With reasonable doubt resolved in…

Left/right lower extremity peripheral vascular disease [GRANTED]; right/left lower extremity peripheral vascular disease [GRANTED]; lower extremity peripheral vascular disease [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18131271


Citation Nr: 18131271 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 14-39 742 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER For the period prior to February 2, 2010, entitlement to an initial rating of 20 percent, but not higher, for left lower extremity peripheral vascular disease is granted, subject to the laws and regulations controlling the award…

Entitlement to an initial 10 percent rating for hemorrhoids, but not greater [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18131273


Citation Nr: 18131273 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 16-02 854 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial 10 percent rating for hemorrhoids, but not greater, is granted, subject to the laws and regulations governing the payment of monetary benefits. FINDING OF FACT The evidence is in relative equipoise that the…