The appeal concerning entitlement to nonservice-connected pension based on countable income [DISMISSED] Citation Nr: 18154198


Citation Nr: 18154198 Decision Date: 11/29/18 Archive Date: 11/29/18 DOCKET NO. 15-46 220 DATE: November 29, 2018 ORDER The appeal concerning entitlement to nonservice-connected pension based on countable income from February 1, 2014 to February 1, 2015 is dismissed. FINDING OF FACT While the appeal was pending, and prior to issuance of a final decision,…

Hearing loss; acquired psychiatric disorder; left/right knee strain with instability; left knee patellofemoral syndrome; right knee patellofemoral syndrome; pension [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18139666


Citation Nr: 18139666 Decision Date: 09/28/18 Archive Date: 09/28/18 DOCKET NO. 15-09 620 DATE: September 28, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for hearing loss is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder is remanded. Entitlement to an evaluation in excess of 10 percent for left knee strain with instability is remanded.…

Sleep disorder, including apnea; Entitlement to a rating of 60 percent for pseudofolliculitis barbae and tinea versicolor, to include the propriety of the reduction from 60% to 10% [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18131262


Citation Nr: 18131262 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 15-11 379 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER As new and material evidence has been submitted to reopen the claim for service connection for a sleep disorder, including sleep apnea, has been received, the application to reopen is granted. REMANDED 1. Entitlement to service connection…

Entitlement to service connection for tinnitus [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18131264


Citation Nr: 18131264 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 16-09 355 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for tinnitus is granted. FINDING OF FACT The evidence is at least evenly balanced as to whether the Veteran’s current tinnitus was incurred in service. CONCLUSION OF LAW With reasonable doubt resolved in…

Cervical spine disorder, to include strain with mild osteoarthritis; low back disorder; psychiatric disorder, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with anxiety [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18131265


Citation Nr: 18131265 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 15-42 084 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to rating in excess of 20 percent for service connected cervical spine disorder, to include strain with mild osteoarthritis is denied. Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent for a service connected low back…

Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent for residuals of a right tibia stress fracture [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18131267


Citation Nr: 18131267 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 11-28 753 DATE: August 31, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent for residuals of a right tibia stress fracture is remanded. REASONS FOR REMAND The Veteran had active service from July 1976 to May 1977. This case is before…

Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18131268


Citation Nr: 18131268 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 06-10 049 DATE: August 31, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) is remanded. REASONS FOR REMAND The Veteran served on active duty from February 1970 to September 1971. This matter comes before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals…

An initial compensable rating for bilateral plantar fasciitis; obstructive sleep apnea; posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18131269


Citation Nr: 18131269 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 16-00 872 DATE: August 31, 2018 REMANDED An initial compensable rating for bilateral plantar fasciitis is remanded. An initial rating in excess of 50 percent for obstructive sleep apnea is remanded. An initial rating in excess of 50 percent prior to August 7, 2014…

Entitlement to service connection for malignant pleural mesothelioma [DECEASED][DISMISSED] Citation Nr: 18131270


Citation Nr: 18131270 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 18-34 617 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for malignant pleural mesothelioma is dismissed. FINDING OF FACT In August 2018, while the Veteran’s appeal to the Board was pending, and prior to the issuance of a final decision, VA received notice…

Reduction in the disability rating for a psychiatric disorder from 70 percent to 50 percent was not proper; rating in excess of 70 percent for a psychiatric disorder [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18131272


Citation Nr: 18131272 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 15-34 810 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER The reduction in the disability rating for a psychiatric disorder from 70 percent to 50 percent was not proper, and is void ab initio. A rating in excess of 70 percent for a psychiatric disorder is denied.…