Mechanical low back pain and herniated disc L4-L5 (also claimed as back injury) [REOPENED]; Right shoulder acromioclavicular (AC) joint arthritis; left ankle injury; right ankle injury [DENIED]; Citation Nr: 18160387


Citation Nr: 18160387 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 16-53 477 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER New and material evidence having been received, the petition to reopen the claim for service connection for mechanical low back pain and herniated disc L4-L5 (also claimed as back injury) is granted. Service connection for right shoulder…

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Bilateral tinnitus [GRANTED]; bilateral pressure induced otalgia; acquired psychiatric disorder, to include anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160388


Citation Nr: 18160388 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 16-63 800 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Service connection for bilateral tinnitus is granted. REMANDED The issue of entitlement to service connection for bilateral pressure induced otalgia is remanded. The issue of entitlement to an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include anxiety disorder and major…

Bilateral shin splints; lung disorder, to include a disability manifested by shortness of breath; bilateral plantar fasciitis [DENIED]; individual unemployability (TDIU) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160389


Citation Nr: 18160389 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 17-15 546 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for bilateral shin splints, to include as secondary to the service-connected bilateral plantar fasciitis, is denied. Entitlement to service connection for a lung disorder, to include a disability manifested by shortness of breath,…

Entitlement to service connection for sleep apnea, secondary to service-connected lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) on a causation basis [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160441


Citation Nr: 18160441 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-18 701 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for sleep apnea, secondary to service-connected lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) on a causation basis, is granted. FINDING OF FACT The evidence is at least evenly balanced as to whether the Veteran's obstructive…

Entitlement to nonservice-connected pension benefits [DENIED]; pes planus; lung condition; chest condition; lymphadenopathy (claimed as lymph nodes); chancroids (claimed as abscesses) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160442


Citation Nr: 18160442 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-17 678 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to nonservice-connected pension benefits is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection of pes planus is remanded. Entitlement to service connection of a lung condition is remanded. Entitlement to service connection of a chest condition is remanded.…

Service connection for migraine headaches; sleep apnea; herbicide exposure or secondary to service connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160443


Citation Nr: 18160443 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 13-21 051A DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Service connection for migraine headaches is denied. REMANDED The Veteran’s appeal for entitlement to service connection for sleep apnea, to include as due to herbicide exposure or secondary to service connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is denied.…

Entitlement to service connection for asbestos-related pleural plaques [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160444


Citation Nr: 18160444 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-05 751 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER The petition to reopen the claim of entitlement to service connection for a lung condition is granted. Entitlement to service connection for asbestos-related pleural plaques is granted. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. A December 2008 rating decision denied…

Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) due to service-connected disabilities [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160474


Citation Nr: 18160474 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 16-61 396 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) due to service-connected disabilities is granted. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran’s combined disability rating is 70 percent with one disability rated at least 40 percent, and…

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…