Degenerative arthritis of the bilateral knees; glaucoma; chronic cough; obstructive sleep apnea; plantar warts on the bilateral feet; lumbosacral strain [DISMISSED] Citation Nr: 18160596


Citation Nr: 18160596 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 16-18 367 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER The claim of entitlement to service connection for degenerative arthritis of the bilateral knees is dismissed. The claim of entitlement to service connection for glaucoma is dismissed. The claim of entitlement to service connection for a chronic…

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Chondromalacia of the left knee; degenerative disc disease of the thoracolumbar spine with herniated disc, status post microdiscectomy, with residual scar [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160597


Citation Nr: 18160597 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 17-11 331 DATE: December 27, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent for chondromalacia of the left knee is remanded. Entitlement to a rating in excess of 20 percent for degenerative disc disease of the thoracolumbar spine with herniated disc,…

Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160598


Citation Nr: 18160598 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 12-36 136 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder is denied. FINDING OF FACT The preponderance of the evidence is against finding that the Veteran has an acquired psychiatric disorder due to a disease or injury in…

Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 10 percent for bilateral hearing loss; an effective date earlier than March 1, 2015 for service connection of bilateral hearing loss [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160599


Citation Nr: 18160599 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 17-24 959 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 10 percent for bilateral hearing loss is denied. Entitlement to an effective date earlier than March 1, 2015 for service connection of bilateral hearing loss is denied. FINDINGS OF…

Service connection for a right shoulder disability [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160600


Citation Nr: 18160600 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 09-28 247 DATE: December 27, 2018 REMANDED Service connection for a right shoulder disability is remanded.   REASONS FOR REMAND The Veteran served on active duty from March 1986 to March 1990. The case is on appeal from a June 2008 rating decision. In…

Restoration of a 30 percent disability rating for service-connected patella femoral syndrome of the left knee [GRANTED]; patella femoral syndrome of the left knee [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160601


Citation Nr: 18160601 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 15-14 900 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Restoration of a 30 percent disability rating for service-connected patella femoral syndrome of the left knee is granted, effective August 22, 2013. REMANDED Entitlement to a disability rating in excess of 30 percent for patella femoral syndrome…

Entitlement to an initial compensable evaluation for bilateral hearing loss [DISMISSED] Citation Nr: 18160602


Citation Nr: 18160602 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 16-35 946 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to an initial compensable evaluation for bilateral hearing loss is dismissed. FINDING OF FACT In April 2017, prior to the promulgation of a decision by the Board, the Veteran died. CONCLUSION OF LAW Due to the…

Service connection for bilateral demyelinating peripheral neuropathy [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160603


Citation Nr: 18160603 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 15-41 729 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Service connection for bilateral demyelinating peripheral neuropathy is granted. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran’s current diagnosis of bilateral demyelinating peripheral neuropathy was incurred while in service. CONCLUSION OF LAW With resolution of reasonable doubt in the Veteran’s…

Psychiatric disorder; sleep disorder [REOPENED]; headaches [DENIED]; sleep disorder; gastrointestinal disorder; multiple joint disease [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160604


Citation Nr: 18160604 Decision Date: 12/28/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 16-16 709 DATE: December 28, 2018 ORDER The petition to reopen a claim of entitlement to service connection for a psychiatric disorder is granted. The petition to reopen a claim of entitlement to service connection for a sleep disorder is granted. The claim for…

Fibroids; melanoma on the neck, to include residual neck scars, status-post excision; headache; residuals of a gallbladder surgery [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160605


Citation Nr: 18160605 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/27/18 DOCKET NO. 15-38 257 DATE: December 27, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for fibroids or residuals thereof is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for melanoma on the neck, to include residual neck scars, status-post excision, is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for a headache disability…