Right foot condition; post-fracture left fifth metatarsal; depressive disorder; left upper extremity radiculopathy; (TDIU) [GRANTED]; OTHERS [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160403


Citation Nr: 18160403 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 16-35 265 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER The application to reopen the claim for service connection for a vision problem is granted. To this extent only, the appeal is granted. The application to reopen the claim for service connection for alcohol use and cocaine…

Reduction in the disability rating for service-connected residuals of stress fracture, left foot, from 10 percent to noncompensable [IMPROPER]; 70 percent for depressive disorder [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160422


Citation Nr: 18160422 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 14-24 414 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER The reduction in the disability rating for service-connected residuals of stress fracture, left foot, from 10 percent to noncompensable, effective August 20, 2018, was improper, and the 10 percent evaluation is restored. Entitlement to an initial rating…

Lumbar spine, herniated bulge disc at L5-S1 disability [DENIED]; right lower extremity radiculopathy [GRANTED]; depressive disorder claimed as depression [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160547


Citation Nr: 18160547 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 17-02 119 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 20 percent for the period prior to January 8, 2018 and in excess of 10 percent thereafter for lumbar spine, herniated bulge disc at L5-S1 disability is denied. Entitlement…

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with other specified depressive disorder (acquired psychiatric disorder) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160684


Citation Nr: 18160684 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 17-09 342 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an effective date earlier than September 30, 2014 for the assignment of a 30 percent rating for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with other specified depressive disorder (acquired psychiatric disorder) is denied. FINDINGS OF FACT 1.…

Low back disability; depressive disorder; obstructive sleep apnea [GRANTED]; tinnitus; comminuted open fracture of the left tibia with a shorter left leg [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18154148


Citation Nr: 18154148 Decision Date: 11/29/18 Archive Date: 11/29/18 DOCKET NO. 16-15 251 DATE: November 29, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for a low back disability is granted. Entitlement to service connection for a depressive disorder is granted. Entitlement to service connection for obstructive sleep apnea is granted. Entitlement to a disability rating in…

Left/right knee degenerative arthritis; depressive disorder [DENIED]; left/right knee degenerative arthritis; depressive disorder, not otherwise specified; (TDIU) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18154186


Citation Nr: 18154186 Decision Date: 11/29/18 Archive Date: 11/29/18 DOCKET NO. 17-22 352A DATE: November 29, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an effective date earlier than January 31, 2013, for the grant of entitlement to service connection of left knee degenerative arthritis is denied. Entitlement to an effective date earlier than November 22, 2011, for the…

Service connection for a depressive disorder [GRANTED]; coronary artery disease (CAD); hypertension; erectile dysfunction; migraine headaches [DENIED]; OTHERS REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18154215


Citation Nr: 18154215 Decision Date: 11/29/18 Archive Date: 11/29/18 DOCKET NO. 16-54 260 DATE: November 29, 2018 ORDER Service connection for a depressive disorder is granted. Service connection for coronary artery disease (CAD) is denied. Service connection for hypertension is denied. Service connection for erectile dysfunction is denied. An initial compensable rating for migraine headaches…

Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder (claimed as post-traumatic stress disorder, behavior issues, depressive disorder and recovery of memory) [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18132227


Citation Nr: 18132227 Decision Date: 09/06/18 Archive Date: 09/06/18 DOCKET NO. 16-09 022 DATE: September 6, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder (claimed as post-traumatic stress disorder, behavior issues, depressive disorder and recovery of memory) is granted. FINDING OF FACT Resolving all doubt in the Veteran’s favor, the Veteran’s diagnosed…

Hypertension; tinnitus; (PTSD); depressive disorder; diabetes mellitus, type II; right/left upper/lower extremity peripheral neuropathy; malaria; bilateral sensorineural; (TDIU) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18131190


Citation Nr: 18131190 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 14-03 788 DATE: August 31, 2018 REMANDED The appeal to reopen a claim of entitlement to service connection for hypertension is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for tinnitus is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is remanded. Entitlement to an…

Service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include personality disorder, depressive disorder, adjustment disorder, bipolar disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18131277


Citation Nr: 18131277 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 16-14 568 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER New and material evidence having been received, the appeal to reopen service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include depressive disorder, is granted. Service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include personality disorder, depressive disorder,…