Entitlement to an initial disability rating of 70 percent for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) [GRANTED]Citation Nr: 18131254


Citation Nr: 18131254 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 15-03 832A DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial disability rating of 70 percent for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is granted. Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability as a result of service-connected disabilities is granted. FINDINGS OF FACT…

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Entitlement to a separate 20 percent rating for dislocation of the semilunar cartilage of the left knee [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18131256


Citation Nr: 18131256 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 15-34 966 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to a separate 20 percent rating for dislocation of the semilunar cartilage of the left knee is granted. REMANDED The claim for a rating in excess of 20 percent for the residuals of a fracture of…

Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) is [DENIED]; Citation Nr: 18131286


Citation Nr: 18131286 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 16-32 590 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) is denied. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran’s service-connected disabilities do not preclude substantially gainful employment. CONCLUSION OF LAW The criteria for a TDIU have not been…

Cervical spine degenerative disease (neck disability) [DENIED]; left upper extremity cervical radiculitis (LUE radiculopathy) [DENIED]; individual unemployability (TDIU) [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 1829774


Citation Nr: 1829774 Decision Date: 08/06/18 Archive Date: 08/17/18 DOCKET NO. 12-35 659 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Honolulu, Hawaii THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to an increased evaluation for cervical spine degenerative disease (neck disability), to include the propriety of reduction of the disability rating…

Crohn’s Disease [DENIED]; Major Depressive Disorder; Large Intestine Resection; Chronic Kidney Disease; Lumbar Spine Osteoporosis; Left/Right Wrist Osteoporosis; & TDIU [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1829790


Citation Nr: 1829790 Decision Date: 08/13/18 Archive Date: 08/17/18 DOCKET NO. 09-02 967 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Atlanta, Georgia THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to an increased rating for service-connected Crohn's disease (also claimed as ulcerative colitis with inflammatory bowel disease), currently assigned a 30…

Entitlement to Service Connection for Tinnitus; Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Individual Unemployability Due to Service-Connected Disabilities (TDIU) [DECEASED] [DISMISSED] Citation Nr: 1829793


Citation Nr: 1829793 Decision Date: 08/20/18 Archive Date: 08/30/18 DOCKET NO. 14-39 291 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Chicago, Illinois THE ISSUES 1. Whether new and material evidence has been received to reopen the claim for entitlement to service connection for tinnitus. 2. Entitlement to…

Entitlement to a Total Disability Rating Due to Individual Unemployability [DECEASED] [DISMISSED] Citation Nr: 1829795


Citation Nr: 1829795 Decision Date: 08/15/18 Archive Date: 08/30/18 DOCKET NO. 14-11 438 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Columbia, South Carolina THE ISSUE Entitlement to a total disability rating due to individual unemployability. REPRESENTATION Veteran represented by: The American Legion WITNESSES AT HEARING ON APPEAL…

Entitlement to Service Connection for Tinnitus & Entitlement to a Total Disability Rating Based on Individual Unemployability [WITHDRAWN] [DISMISSED] Citation Nr: 1829796


Citation Nr: 1829796 Decision Date: 08/20/18 Archive Date: 08/30/18 DOCKET NO. 15-39 275 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Louisville, Kentucky THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to service connection for tinnitus. 2. Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability. REPRESENTATION Veteran Represented by: Kentucky…

50% for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Major Depressive Disorder, Total Disability Evaluation Based Upon Individual Unemployability; Service-Connected Disabilities (TDIU) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1829825


Citation Nr: 1829825 Decision Date: 08/23/18 Archive Date: 09/05/18 DOCKET NO. 14-41 397A ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to an initial evaluation in excess of 50 percent for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder. 2. Entitlement…

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); left knee disability; individual unemployability (TDIU) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1760258


Citation Nr: 1760258 Decision Date: 12/27/17 Archive Date: 01/02/18 DOCKET NO. 14-24 170A ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in St. Petersburg, Florida THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to a rating in excess of 50 percent for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), to include entitlement on an extraschedular basis.…