A 50 percent rating for migraine headache is restored, effective October 24, 2014 [RESTORED] Citation Nr: 18160367


Citation Nr: 18160367 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 16-25 900 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER A 50 percent rating for migraine headache is restored, effective October 24, 2014. FINDING OF FACT 1. In a November 2014 rating decision, the RO reduced the rating for the Veteran’s migraine headaches from 50 percent disabling…

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Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160368


Citation Nr: 18160368 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 17-05 409 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) is granted. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran’s service-connected disabilities preclude him from securing or following a substantially gainful occupation. CONCLUSION OF LAW The criteria for an…

Increased rating for an unspecified anxiety disorder, evaluated as 50 percent disabling; individual unemployability (TDIU) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160369


Citation Nr: 18160369 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 12-33 168 DATE: December 26, 2018 REMAND The claim of entitlement to an increased rating for an unspecified anxiety disorder, evaluated as 50 percent disabling is remanded. The claim of entitlement to a total disability evaluation based on individual unemployability due to service connected…

Entitlement to service connection for a right hip disability [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160370


Citation Nr: 18160370 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-22 412 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for a right hip disability is denied. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran’s right hip disorder was the result of willful misconduct. CONCLUSION OF LAW The criteria for service connection for a right hip…

Entitlement to an effective date earlier than March 4, 2014 for the grant of entitlement to special monthly compensation (SMC) based on housebound status [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160371


Citation Nr: 18160371 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 16-59 721 DATE: December 27, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to an effective date earlier than March 4, 2014 for the grant of entitlement to special monthly compensation (SMC) based on housebound status is remanded. REASONS FOR REMAND The Veteran served on active duty from November…

70 percent rating for PTSD [GRANTED]; individual unemployability due to service connected disabilities [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160372


Citation Nr: 18160372 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 14-15 297 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Subject to the law and regulations governing payment of monetary benefits, a 70 percent rating for PTSD is granted. REMANDED Entitlement to a rating in excess of 70 percent for service connected PTSD is remanded. Entitlement to…

Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160373


Citation Nr: 18160373 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-33 958 DATE: December 26, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) is remanded. REASONS FOR REMAND The Veteran had active service from September 1952 to September 1954. In September 2017, the Board denied the Veteran’s claims of…

Head and face trauma; loss of front tooth; [DENIED] low back disability; neck/upper back disability [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 18160374


Citation Nr: 18160374 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 17-01 331 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for a head and face trauma is denied. Entitlement to service connection for loss of front tooth for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) compensation purposes is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for…

Cause of the Veteran’s death [DENIED]; Entitlement to dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) benefits pursuant to 38 U.S.C. § 1318 [DENIED] Citation Nr: 18160375


Citation Nr: 18160375 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 14-28 896 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Service connection for the cause of the Veteran’s death is denied. Entitlement to dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) benefits pursuant to 38 U.S.C. § 1318 is denied. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. The Veteran’s death certificate shows he…

Entitlement to service connection for a hip contusion; Entitlement to service connection for a knee contusion [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 18160376


Citation Nr: 18160376 Decision Date: 12/26/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 17-06 012 DATE: December 26, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for a hip contusion (claimed as left hip) is granted. Entitlement to service connection for a knee contusion (claimed as right knee) is granted. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. Resolving all doubt in the…