Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) [GRANTED], Erectile Dysfunction Associated with PTSD, [GRANTED], Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) [GRANTED], Sleep Apnea [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18900009


Citation Nr: 18900009 Decision Date: 08/15/18 Archive Date: 08/15/18 DOCKET NO. 180629-46 DATE: August 15, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an effective date of April 28, 2017, for the award of a 70 percent rating for service-connected posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is granted. Entitlement to an effective date of April 28, 2017, for the award of…

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Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include PTSD and major depression is [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 1744014


Citation Nr: 1744014 Decision Date: 09/19/17 Archive Date: 10/10/17 DOCKET NO. 09-49 169 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Denver, Colorado THE ISSUE Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include bipolar disorder, major depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). REPRESENTATION Appellant represented…

Left ear hearing loss disability [GRANTED], and rating, in excess of 30 percent prior to January 12, 2016, and in excess of 70 percent thereafter, for post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 1744022


Citation Nr: 1744022 Decision Date: 09/27/17 Archive Date: 10/10/17 DOCKET NO. 13-11 846 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Nashville, Tennessee THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to service connection for a left ear hearing loss disability. 2. Entitlement to an increased rating, in excess of 30 percent…

Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 70 percent for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 1736626


Citation Nr: 1736626 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 07- 39 971 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania THE ISSUE Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 70 percent for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). REPRESENTATION Appellant represented by: Jewish War Veterans…

Acquired psychiatric disability, to include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), hyperkeratotic lesions of the bilateral feet, and hallux rigidus of the left foot [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1736660


Citation Nr: 1736660 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 12-06 279 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Regional Office (RO) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania THE ISSUES 1. Whether new and material evidence has been received to reopen a claim of entitlement to service connection for an acquired…

Low back disability, residuals of a left rotator cuff injury, to include low back disability, and hypertension as secondary to service-connected posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1736673


Citation Nr: 1736673 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 97-20 514A ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to service connection for a low back disability. 2. Entitlement to service connection for the residuals of a left rotator cuff…

Entitlement to higher staged initial ratings for service-connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [DENIED], and individual unemployability (TDIU). [DENIED] Citation Nr: 1736690


Citation Nr: 1736690 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 10-32 844 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to higher staged initial ratings for service-connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), currently rated 30 percent prior to April 21,…

Lumbar Spine Intervertebral Disc Syndrome [DENIED], Radiculopathy Lower Left [GRANTED], Radiculopathy Lower Right [GRANTED], and Acquired Psychiatric Disorder [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1736708


Citation Nr: 1736708 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 10-43 893 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to a rating in excess of 20 percent from February 23, 2009, to September 23, 2015, and a rating in…

Entitlement for Service Connection for an Acquired Psychiatric Disorder, to include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 1736726


Citation Nr: 1736726 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 10-16 183 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in New York, New York THE ISSUES 1. Whether there is new and material evidence to reopen a claim of entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric…

Denial Entitlement to Service Connection for Hypertension, to include as Secondary Service-Connected Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Ischemic Heart Disease is [AFFIRMED]. Case # 16-2254


Designated for electronic publication only UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS No. 16-2254 JOHNNIE R. CUMMINGS, APPELLANT, V. DAVID J. SHULKIN, M.D., SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, APPELLEE. Before PIETSCH, Judge. MEMORANDUM DECISION Note: Pursuant to U.S. Vet. App. R. 30(a), this action may not be cited as precedent. PIETSCH, Judge: The appellant, Johnnie R.…