Entitlement to service connection for sleep apnea [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160437


Citation Nr: 18160437 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 16-49 040 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for sleep apnea is granted. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran’s sleep apnea is related to his active service. CONCLUSION OF LAW The criteria for sleep apnea have been met. 38 U.S.C. §§ 1110,…

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Service Connection for Bilateral Hearing Loss; Service Connection for Tinnitus [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160438


Citation Nr: 18160438 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 17-08 619 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Service Connection for Bilateral Hearing Loss is granted. Service Connection for Tinnitus is granted. FINDING OF FACT In a January 2017 Statement of the Case, the RO denied service connection for bilateral hearing loss and tinnitus on…

Entitlement to an initial compensable rating for left ear hearing loss [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160440


Citation Nr: 18160440 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 14-24 403 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial compensable rating for left ear hearing loss is denied. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran’s has no greater than Level I hearing acuity for the left ear. CONCLUSION OF LAW 1. The criteria for…

Entitlement to service connection for sleep apnea, secondary to service-connected lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) on a causation basis [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160441


Citation Nr: 18160441 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-18 701 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for sleep apnea, secondary to service-connected lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) on a causation basis, is granted. FINDING OF FACT The evidence is at least evenly balanced as to whether the Veteran's obstructive…

Entitlement to nonservice-connected pension benefits [DENIED]; pes planus; lung condition; chest condition; lymphadenopathy (claimed as lymph nodes); chancroids (claimed as abscesses) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160442


Citation Nr: 18160442 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-17 678 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to nonservice-connected pension benefits is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection of pes planus is remanded. Entitlement to service connection of a lung condition is remanded. Entitlement to service connection of a chest condition is remanded.…

Service connection for migraine headaches; sleep apnea; herbicide exposure or secondary to service connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160443


Citation Nr: 18160443 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 13-21 051A DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Service connection for migraine headaches is denied. REMANDED The Veteran’s appeal for entitlement to service connection for sleep apnea, to include as due to herbicide exposure or secondary to service connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is denied.…

Entitlement to service connection for asbestos-related pleural plaques [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160444


Citation Nr: 18160444 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-05 751 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER The petition to reopen the claim of entitlement to service connection for a lung condition is granted. Entitlement to service connection for asbestos-related pleural plaques is granted. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. A December 2008 rating decision denied…

Entitlement to service connection for hyperhidrosis with associated rhabdomyolysis [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160445


Citation Nr: 18160445 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 14-03 339 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for hyperhidrosis with associated rhabdomyolysis is denied. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. The record contains clear and unmistakable evidence demonstrating the Veteran had hyperhidrosis that existed prior to his entry to active service. 2.…

A rating in excess of 70 percent for posttraumatic stress disorder [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160446


Citation Nr: 18160446 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 17-05 536 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER A rating in excess of 70 percent for posttraumatic stress disorder is denied. VETERAN’S CONTENTIONS The Veteran’s posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is currently rated as 70 percent disabling throughout the claim period. He contends that this rating…

Higher level of payment of educational assistance benefits under Chapter 33, Title 38, United States Code (known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill), currently paid at the 50-percent level [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160448


Citation Nr: 18160448 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-27 542 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER The claim of entitlement to a higher level of payment of educational assistance benefits under Chapter 33, Title 38, United States Code (known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill), currently paid at the 50-percent level, is denied. FINDINGS…