Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160573


Citation Nr: 18160573 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 16-59 490 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is denied. FINDING OF FACT The weight of the evidence is against a finding that the Veteran has a diagnosis of an…

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Entitlement to service connection for degenerative arthritis of the spine [DENIED]; osteoarthritis of the bilateral knees [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160574


Citation Nr: 18160574 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 12-02 573 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for degenerative arthritis of the spine is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for osteoarthritis of the bilateral knees is remanded. FINDING OF FACT The preponderance of the evidence is against a finding…

Entitlement to an aortic valve disorder (to include aortic stenosis) as secondary to a service-connected disability [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160575


Citation Nr: 18160575 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 17-08 149 DATE: December 27, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to an aortic valve disorder (to include aortic stenosis) as secondary to a service-connected disability is remanded. REASONS FOR REMAND The Veteran served on active duty from February 1976 to January 1977. This matter comes before…

Idiopathic peripheral neuropathy; neurogenic bladder; residuals of prostate cancer; orthostatic hypotension; ischemic optic atrophy of the right eye with bilateral cataracts [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160576


Citation Nr: 18160576 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 17-06 266 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER As new and material evidence has been received, the claim for entitlement to service connection for idiopathic peripheral neuropathy, to include as due to exposure to herbicide agents, is reopened, and to this extent only, the appeal…

Entitlement to service connection for gouty arthritis; heart disorder; hypertension; residuals of a hiatal hernia [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160577


Citation Nr: 18160577 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 16-52 671 DATE: December 27, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for gouty arthritis is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for a heart disorder is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for hypertension is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for the residuals of a hiatal…

Gastrointestinal disorder; disorder characterized by periodic limb movement syndrome (PLMS); anxiety disorder; anxiety disorder; ocular migraines; undiagnosed illness [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160578


Citation Nr: 18160578 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 17-00 003A DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER New and material evidence having been received, the claim of service connection for a gastrointestinal disorder, to include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is reopened, and to that extent the appeal is granted. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection…

Individual unemployability due to service-connected disabilities (TDIU) [GRANTED]; right wrist tenosynovitis [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160583


Citation Nr: 18160583 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 11-04 673 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER A total disability rating based on individual unemployability due to service-connected disabilities (TDIU) on an extraschedular basis is granted. An initial disability rating in excess of 10 percent for right wrist tenosynovitis is denied. FINDINGS OF FACT…

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); hypertension; residuals of cold injuries; bilateral foot disability; hepatitis C; posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) & OTHERS Citation Nr: 18160580


Citation Nr: 18160580 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 16-52 746 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial evaluation in excess of 10 percent for service-connected bilateral tinnitus is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), to include as due to in-service exposure to mustard gas,…

Entitlement to service connection for sinusitis [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160584


Citation Nr: 18160584 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 10-24 641 DATE: December 27, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for sinusitis is remanded. REASONS FOR REMAND The Veteran served honorably on active duty with the United States Air Force from October 1971 to October 1975. In July 2018, the Veteran testified at…

Service connection for bilateral hearing loss; Service connection for tinnitus [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160585


Citation Nr: 18160585 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 17-01 839 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER Service connection for bilateral hearing loss is denied. Service connection for tinnitus is denied. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. A bilateral hearing loss disability was not manifest during service or within one year of separation. Bilateral sensorineural hearing…