Diabetes mellitus; low back disability; right knee disability; sleep apnea; bilateral hearing loss; posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160338


Citation Nr: 18160338 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 16-43 137 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER The appeal is dismissed with respect to the issues of entitlement to service connection for diabetes mellitus. Service connection for a low back disability is denied. Service connection for a right knee disability is denied. Service connection…

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Low back condition; 10 percent for migraine headaches; 10 percent for bilateral plantar fasciitis; 10 percent for residuals of a left hip strain; [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160339


Citation Nr: 18160339 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 10-40 881A DATE: December 27, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for a low back condition, to include as secondary to a service-connected disability, is remanded. Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 10 percent for migraine headaches is remanded. Entitlement to an…

Erectile dysfunction; more than 10 percent for tinnitus [DENIED]; 50 percent for bilateral hearing loss; 30 percent for adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160340


Citation Nr: 18160340 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 18-11 241 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for erectile dysfunction is denied. Entitlement to a rating more than 10 percent for tinnitus is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to a rating more than 50 percent for bilateral hearing loss is remanded. Entitlement…

Lumbosacral or cervical strain; peripheral vestibular disorders; left hip condition; right hip condition; left knee condition; right knee condition; individual unemployability (TDIU) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160341


Citation Nr: 18160341 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-14 089 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER The application to reopen the previously denied claim for service connection for service connection for lumbosacral or cervical strain, claimed as mechanical low back pain, is granted. Entitlement to service connection for lumbosacral or cervical strain, claimed…

Entitlement to an initial rating higher than 50 percent for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [DISMISSED] Citation Nr: 18160342


Citation Nr: 18160342 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-20 659 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial rating higher than 50 percent for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is dismissed. FINDING OF FACT In December 2018, prior to the promulgation of a decision in the appeal, the Veteran withdrew from appeal…

An effective date prior to January 10, 2011, for the grant of service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160343


Citation Nr: 18160343 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 14-34 685A DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER An effective date prior to January 10, 2011, for the grant of service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is denied. FINDING OF FACT On January 10, 2011, VA received the Veteran’s claim to reopen his previously…

(PTSD); joint disease; multiple sclerosis (MS); heart disorder; (GERD); [REMANDED] left leg cellulitis; dermatitis of the bilateral thighs; peptic ulcer disease; chronic fatigue syndrome [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160344


Citation Nr: 18160344 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-05 996 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER The petition to reopen a claim of entitlement to service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is granted. The petition to reopen a claim of entitlement to service connection for joint disease is granted. The petition to…

Entitlement to dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) benefits [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160345


Citation Nr: 18160345 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 14-05 775 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) benefits. FINDING OF FACT The character of the Veteran’s service remains a bar to VA benefits. CONCLUSION OF LAW The criteria for entitlement to DIC benefits have not been met.…

Left knee arthritis status post gunshot wound surgery (hereinafter referred to as a “left knee disability”); individual unemployability due to service-connected disabilities (TDIU) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160346


Citation Nr: 18160346 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-46 109 DATE: December 26, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent for left knee arthritis status post gunshot wound surgery (hereinafter referred to as a “left knee disability”) is remanded. Entitlement to a total disability rating for individual unemployability…

Migraine headaches prior to May 9, 2016 [GRANTED]; Sleep apnea; migraine headaches from May 9, 2016; plantar fasciitis of the left foot with calcaneal spurs; & OTHERS [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160347


Citation Nr: 18160347 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 13-09 789 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER Service connection for sleep apnea is denied. An initial rating of 10 percent, but no more, for service-connected migraine headaches prior to May 9, 2016 is granted. A rating in excess of 50 percent for service-connected migraine…