Entitlement to service connection for a low back disability [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1761228


Citation Nr: 1761228 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 09-28 147 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Albuquerque, New Mexico THE ISSUE Entitlement to service connection for a low back disability. WITNESS AT HEARING ON APPEAL Appellant ATTORNEY FOR THE BOARD James R. Siegel,…

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Entitlement to an increased rating in excess of 10 percent for hyperkeratosis of the bilateral heels [GRANTED], and 30 percent for asthma prior to December 2, 2011 [DENIED] Citation Nr: 1761229


Citation Nr: 1761229 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 11-26 629 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in San Juan, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to an increased rating in excess of 10 percent for hyperkeratosis of the bilateral heels. 2.…

Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability due to service-connected disabilities (TDIU), on a substitution basis [DENIED] Citation Nr: 1761231


Citation Nr: 1761231 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 09-06 487 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in St. Louis, Missouri THE ISSUE Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability due to service-connected disabilities (TDIU), on a substitution basis. REPRESENTATION Appellant represented…

Entitlement to service connection for sleep apnea, to include as secondary to service-connected disabilities [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1761230


Citation Nr: 1761230 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 14-42 342 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Baltimore, Maryland THE ISSUE Entitlement to service connection for sleep apnea, to include as secondary to service-connected disabilities. REPRESENTATION Appellant represented by: Disabled American Veterans ATTORNEY FOR…

Entitlement to service connection for bilateral hearing loss [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1761232


Citation Nr: 1761232 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 12-07 513 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Des Moines, Iowa THE ISSUE Entitlement to service connection for bilateral hearing loss. REPRESENTATION Appellant represented by: Disabled American Veterans ATTORNEY FOR THE BOARD D. Abdelbary, Associate…

Residuals of bladder cancer, to include as due to asbestos exposure; prostate cancer; lumbar spine condition, hepatitis C, and left/right knee condition [DENIED] Citation Nr: 1761233


Citation Nr: 1761233 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 10-43 357 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Honolulu, Hawaii THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to service connection for residuals of bladder cancer, to include as due to asbestos exposure. 2. Entitlement to service connection for…

Service-connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and individual unemployability (TDIU) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 1761234


Citation Nr: 1761234 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 08-29 726 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Muskogee, Oklahoma THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to a rating in excess of 30 percent, prior to October 17, 2013 and a rating greater than 50 percent from…

20 percent rate in the calculated amount of $18, 559.70, for prostate cancer, and hypertension, GERD, urinary disorder, headaches, nosebleeds, and short-term memory loss [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1761235


Citation Nr: 1761235 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 17-64 419 DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Chicago, Illinois THE ISSUE The issue of entitlement to relief from the payment of agent fees from past-due benefits at the 20 percent rate in the calculated amount…

Entitlement to an initial evaluation in excess of 30 percent for bronchial asthma disability [REMANDED]


Citation Nr: 1761236 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 14-04 585 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Newark, New Jersey THE ISSUE Entitlement to an initial evaluation in excess of 30 percent for bronchial asthma disability. REPRESENTATION Veteran represented by: Mr. Michael Brown, Attorney…

Back disability with nerve damage, and Entitlement to service connection for depression with alcohol dependence, claimed as secondary to the back disability [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1761237


Citation Nr: 1761237 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 14-28 600A ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in St. Petersburg, Florida THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to service connection for a back disability with nerve damage. 2. Entitlement to service connection for depression with alcohol dependence,…