Entitlement to service connection for bilateral hearing loss [DENIED]; back disorder; right hip disorder; right/left knee disability [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18131242


Citation Nr: 18131242 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 12-20 819A DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for bilateral hearing loss is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for a back disorder is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for a right hip disorder is remanded. Entitlement to an initial disability…

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Rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic brain injury claimed as head trauma; degenerating spinal disease; traumatic brain injury claimed as head trauma; [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18131243


Citation Nr: 18131243 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 15-19 668 DATE: August 31, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for rheumatoid arthritis, to include as secondary to service-connected traumatic brain injury claimed as head trauma, is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for degenerating spinal disease, to include as secondary to service-connected traumatic…

Left/right knee disorder [GRANTED]; posttraumatic, left/right hand & fingers osteoarthritis (OA); (MDD); [DENIED] hypertension & hypertensive heart disease [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18131246


Citation Nr: 18131246 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 15-30 548 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Whether new and material evidence has been received to reopen a claim for a left knee disorder, to include as secondary to service-connected right knee disorder, and if so, whether service connection is warranted is granted. Entitlement…

Left/Right knee disability; respiratory; [GRANTED]; right shoulder; left/right hip; bilateral flat foot; bilateral plantar fasciitis; low back; right ankle; cataract removal [DENIED]; OTHERS [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18131245


Citation Nr: 18131245 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 14-44 247 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER The claim of entitlement to service connection for a left knee disability is reopened; to this limited extent, the appeal is granted. The claim of entitlement to service connection for a right knee disability is reopened; to…

Entitlement to service connection for a back disorder [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18131247


Citation Nr: 18131247 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 11-08 194 DATE: August 31, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for a back disorder is remanded. REASONS FOR REMAND The Veteran served on active duty from October 1962 to October 1964. This matter comes before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) on appeal…

The claim for service connection for hypertension is reopened, and the appeal is [GRANTED]; traumatic brain injury (TBI); migraine headaches; [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18131248


Citation Nr: 18131248 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 14-41 179 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER The claim for service connection for hypertension is reopened, and the appeal is granted. The claim for service connection for traumatic brain injury (TBI) is granted. Entitlement to a 30 rating for migraine headaches is granted. FINDINGS…

Excess of 40 percent for status post gunshot wound, retained foreign body, with ankylosis [DISMISSED]; left hip extension; limitation of flexion of the left hip; left hip adduction [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18131249


Citation Nr: 18131249 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 18-20 032 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to a disability rating in excess of 40 percent for status post gunshot wound, retained foreign body, with ankylosis (previously rated as left knee (formerly evaluated under DC 5257 and 5299-5255)) is dismissed. REMANDED Entitlement to…

Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include PTSD [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18131250


Citation Nr: 18131250 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 13-31 259A DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER New and material evidence having been submitted, the claim for service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is reopened. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include PTSD, is remanded. FINDING OF FACT…

Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18131251


Citation Nr: 18131251 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 15-26 711 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) is granted. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran is evaluated at 50 percent for posttraumatic stress, with a combined rating of 70 percent from February 22, 2010,…

Entitlement to service connection for cardiomyopathy as secondary to service-connected premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) with arrhythmia [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18131252


Citation Nr: 18131252 Decision Date: 08/31/18 Archive Date: 08/31/18 DOCKET NO. 15-40 457 DATE: August 31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for cardiomyopathy as secondary to service-connected premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) with arrhythmia is granted. FINDING OF FACT Resolving reasonable doubt in the Appellant’s favor, the Veteran’s cardiomyopathy was proximately due to his service-connected…