Entitlement to a total rating based on individual unemployability due to service-connected disabilities (TDIU) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 1761177


Citation Nr: 1761177 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 13-03 883 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in St. Louis, Missouri THE ISSUE Entitlement to a total rating based on individual unemployability due to service-connected disabilities (TDIU). REPRESENTATION Appellant represented by: Veterans of Foreign Wars…

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Entitlement to a rating in excess of 20 percent for chronic low back pain from multilevel degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis [DENIED] Citation Nr: 1761179


Citation Nr: 1761179 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 09-40 639 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in New York, New York THE ISSUE Entitlement to a rating in excess of 20 percent for chronic low back pain from multilevel degenerative disc disease and spinal…

Cervical spine disability (neck condition), right shoulder disability, and low back disability, to include as secondary to service-connected right shoulder disability [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1761178


Citation Nr: 1761178 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 10-05 003 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Cleveland, Ohio THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to service connection for a cervical spine disability (neck condition), to include as secondary to the service-connected right shoulder disability. 2.…

Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1761180


Citation Nr: 1761180 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 14-43 955 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Newark, New Jersey THE ISSUE Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). REPRESENTATION Appellant represented by: John P. Dorrity,…

Entitlement to payment or reimbursement of unauthorized medical expenses incurred at Summa Health System on November 12, 2010 [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1761182


Citation Nr: 1761182 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 14-07 360A ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio THE ISSUE Entitlement to payment or reimbursement of unauthorized medical expenses incurred at Summa Health System on November 12, 2010. REPRESENTATION Veteran represented by: The…

Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 70 percent prior to November 4, 2016, for schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type (psychiatric disability) (previously referred to as anxiety disorder). [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 1761183


Citation Nr: 1761183 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 14-344 97A ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in St. Petersburg, Florida THE ISSUE Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 70 percent prior to November 4, 2016, for schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type (psychiatric disability)…

Entitlement to an initial compensable disability rating for left ear hearing loss [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1761184


Citation Nr: 1761184 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 16-20 534 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Louisville, Kentucky THE ISSUES Entitlement to an initial compensable disability rating for left ear hearing loss. REPRESENTATION Appellant represented by: Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs ATTORNEY FOR…

Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1761185


Citation Nr: 1761185 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 06-18 500 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Cheyenne, Wyoming THE ISSUE Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU). REPRESENTATION The Veteran represented by: John S. Berry, Jr., Attorney at Law…

Entitlement to an increased rating for chronic low back strain, currently rated as 20 percent disabling [DISMISSED] Citation Nr: 1761186


Citation Nr: 1761186 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 16-20 869 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Des Moines, Iowa THE ISSUE Entitlement to an increased rating for chronic low back strain, currently rated as 20 percent disabling. REPRESENTATION Appellant represented by: The American…

Right wrist disability; bilateral lower extremity disability; bilateral ankle disability; bilateral foot disability; irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); headaches, and residuals of a right calcaneus fracture [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1761188


Citation Nr: 1761188 Decision Date: 12/29/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 09-45 897 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Portland, Oregon THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to service connection for a right wrist disability, to include as secondary to service-connected disabilities. 2. Entitlement to service connection for…