Cervical spine degenerative disc disease (DDD) and (DJD); lumbar spine degenerative disc disease (DDD); lower back residual surgical scar and left hemithorax scars [DENIED]; Citation Nr: 18160630


Citation Nr: 18160630 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 16-54 528 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER An initial evaluation in excess of 20 percent for cervical spine degenerative disc disease (DDD) and degenerative joint disease (DJD) is denied. An initial evaluation in excess of 20 percent for lumbar spine degenerative disc disease (DDD)…

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Tinnitus [GRANTED]; cervical spine degenerative disc disease [DISMISSED]; traumatic brain injury (TBI) residuals; bilateral vision disability; sleep disorder; sleep apnea & OTHERS [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160678


Citation Nr: 18160678 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 15-03 851A DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for tinnitus is granted. The appeal for entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent for cervical spine degenerative disc disease is dismissed. REMANDED The issue of entitlement to service connection for…

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.…

Service-connected posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), previously rated as primary insomnia, from July 16, 2014 to April 26, 2016, and in excess of 70 percent from April 26, 2016 [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160691


Citation Nr: 18160691 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 16-02 508 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial disability evaluation in excess of 10 percent for service-connected primary insomnia from July 1, 2013 to July 16, 2014, for a disability evaluation in excess of 50 percent for service-connected posttraumatic stress disorder…

Psychiatric disability, to include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, sleeplessness, and an inability to concentrate; sexual disorder [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160698


Citation Nr: 18160698 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 15-09 037 DATE: December 27, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for a psychiatric disability, to include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, sleeplessness, and an inability to concentrate is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for sexual disorder is remanded. REASONS FOR REMAND The Veteran…

Back disability; neck disability; acquired psychiatric disorder, to include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) claimed as due to military sexual trauma [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160702


Citation Nr: 18160702 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 17-05 453 DATE: December 27, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for a back disability is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for a neck disability is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) claimed as…

20 percent for degenerative disc disease, L5/S1; acquired psychiatric disorder, to include (PTSD), dissociative identity disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18154117


Citation Nr: 18154117 Decision Date: 11/29/18 Archive Date: 11/29/18 DOCKET NO. 10-47 731 DATE: November 29, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to a rating in excess of 20 percent for degenerative disc disease, L5/S1 is denied. Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociative identity disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder…

Psychiatric disorder, to include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and bipolar disorder; Service connection for substance abuse disorder [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18154130


Citation Nr: 18154130 Decision Date: 11/29/18 Archive Date: 11/29/18 DOCKET NO. 16-52 002 DATE: November 29, 2018 REMANDED Service connection for a psychiatric disorder, to include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and bipolar disorder, is remanded. Service connection for substance abuse disorder is remanded.   REASONS FOR REMAND The Veteran served on active duty from September…

Entitlement to a disability rating for service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18154159


Citation Nr: 18154159 Decision Date: 11/29/18 Archive Date: 11/29/18 DOCKET NO. 15-06 047 DATE: November 29, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to a disability rating in excess of 30 percent, between October 21, 2011 and April 8, 2014, for the Veteran’s service-connected PTSD is denied. Entitlement to a disability rating in excess of 50 percent after April…

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); individual unemployability due to service-connected disabilities (TDIU) [DENIED]; dependency benefits [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18154167


Citation Nr: 18154167 Decision Date: 11/29/18 Archive Date: 11/29/18 DOCKET NO. 16-52 854 DATE: November 29, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial disability rating in excess of 70 percent for service-connected posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is denied. Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability due to service-connected disabilities (TDIU) is denied. REMANDED…