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REMANDED The issue of service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder, to include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is remanded. The issue of service connection for hepatitis C is remanded.
the Veteran s hepatitis C has shown to be nonsymptomatic. CONCLUSION OF LAW The criteria for entitlement to a compensable rating for service-connected hepatitis C, for accrued benefits purposes,
treatment records reflect the presence of and treatment for hepatitis C. A February 2015 VA examiner opined that the Veteran s hepatitis C was not related to in-service intranasal cocaine use, but did
to service connection for a heart disability is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for bilateral hearing loss is remanded.
hepatitis C and his service. The Veteran contends that his hepatitis C is related to his service. VA medical records from August 2005 indicate that the Veteran had a risk factor for hepatitis C stemming
service-connected hypertension, is granted. Entitlement to a compensable initial disability rating for service-connected hepatitis C is denied. Entitlement to a compensable initial disability rating
material evidence having been received, the claim of entitlement to service connection for hepatitis-C is reopened. New and material evidence not having been received, the claim of entitlement to service
include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is denied. Entitlement to service connection for a low back disability is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is remanded.
having been received, the claim of service connection for hepatitis C is reopened. The Veteran petitions to reopen his previously denied service connection claim for hepatitis C. For the following reasons,
28, 2020 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is denied. FINDING OF FACT Hepatitis C did not manifest during service and is etiologically not related to service. CONCLUSION
of the hepatitis C. The issues of kidney failure, edema, and fibromyalgia were claimed as secondary to hepatitis C; thus, the issues are inextricably intertwined. A remand of the claims for kidney failure,
his military service in Vietnam to include tattoos; and (2) Dr. Jackson s May 4, 2018 medical opinion regarding the etiology of the Veteran s hepatitis C. 2. If the Veteran s hepatitis C is found
to service connection for ascites, to include as due to hepatitis C, is remanded. Entitlement to service connection to hepatic encephalopathy, to include as due to hepatitis C, is remanded. Entitlement
the undersigned.   Entitlement to a compensable rating for service-connected Hepatitis C is remanded. In a December 2017 rating decision, the RO granted service connection for hepatitis C and
to a rating excess of 20 percent for hepatitis C the period beginning October 18, 2019. The Veteran asserts that an increased rating is warranted for his hepatitis C. His hepatitis C is rated under
remanded for the following action: 1. BACKGROUND FOR THE RO ADJUDICATOR The evidence reflects a diagnosis of Hepatitis C and the Veteran contends that his Hepatitis C was caused by having been inoculated
denial of the Veteran s claim for service connection for hepatitis C on the basis that there was no evidence of any in-service risk factors for hepatitis C that were not due to willful misconduct on the
diagnostic codes identify the various disabilities. The Veteran s hepatitis C is rated under DC 7354 for hepatitis C, non-A hepatitis, or non-B hepatitis. The Board will also consider all relevant
Id. at 513. 1. Whether new and material evidence has been received to reopen a claim for entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C. A claim for service connection for hepatitis C was initially
a VA examination for hepatitis, cirrhosis and other liver conditions. The Veteran was diagnosed with hepatitis C with cirrhosis of the liver and portal hypertension. Cirrhosis of the liver was treated
Entitlement to service connection for residuals of hepatitis C. The Veteran contends that she contracted hepatitis C from
connection for hepatitis C is remanded. The Veteran initially contended his hepatitis C resulted from immunizations in service, and now contends it resulted from exposure to blood products in service.
a respiratory disability is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for a skin disability is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is remanded. Entitlement to a total
2008 rating decision for the low back disability and hepatitis C, VA treatment records, VA examination for hepatitis C, and hearing testimony are associated with the file. The treatment records continue
20, 2020 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is denied. FINDING OF FACT The preponderance of the evidence weighs against finding that the Veteran s hepatitis C began during
favor of the Veteran, the Board finds that service connection for hepatitis C is warranted. Liver disease other than hepatitis C The evidence, including the March 2017 and April 2019 VA examination
service connection for hepatitis C. The Veteran contends that his currently diagnosed hepatitis C is related to service. Specifically, he contends that he received hepatitis C through the use of injectors,
to reopen the claim for service connection for residuals of a left ankle fracture. The request to reopen this claim is denied. Service connection for a liver disorder to include hepatitis C is granted.
hepatitis C; cirrhosis; liver damage; liver transplant residuals of liver damage-liver; hepatopulmonary syndrome; hepatic encephalopathy and a right knee disability. The Veteran filed a notice of disagreement
C was not uncommon and that the Veteran had a history of high-risk behavior predisposing to both types of hepatitis. The examiner opined that the Veteran s hepatitis C was more likely than not due to
16, 2020 ORDER Service connection for tinnitus is granted. Entitlement to an earlier effective date than November 15, 2001, for the 20 percent increased rating award for hepatitis C is dismissed.
of hepatitis C during the appeal period. The Veteran asserts that he contracted hepatitis C during his military service. He posits that he contracted hepatitis C via immunizations that were administered
form of hepatitis as a child, there are no details about the cause or type and there was no family history for hepatitis C. Therefore, it could not be assumed that the Veteran had hepatitis C when he enlisted
issues of service connection for hepatitis C and cirrhosis of the liver. In November 2011, the AOJ denied original claims of service connection for hepatitis C and cirrhosis of the liver based on a
evenly balanced as to whether the Veteran s current hepatitis C is related to military hepatitis C risk factors. 2. Cirrhosis of the liver is causally related to hepatitis C. CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
the nature and etiology of his claimed sleep disorder. 3. Hepatitis C The Veteran seeks entitlement to service connection for Hepatitis C. See February 2012 VA Form 21-526. In a June 2012
June 2011 liver needle biopsy which found hepatitis C. No aggravation of hepatitis C was a result of military service is indicated as the record contained no objective evidence that hepatitis C existed
entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C and PTSD. However, since the November 2009 rating decision which denied entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C and PTSD, new and relevant military
The Veteran claims that his current diabetes mellitus is caused or aggravated by the service-connected hepatitis C. A June 2018 VA examiner opined that hepatitis C does not cause diabetes mellitus; however,
earliest relevant TDCJ medical record is dated March 1997, when the Veteran tested positive for hepatitis C. The Veteran denied being exposed to Hepatitis C and requested that the test be rejected. He
April 13, 2020 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for headaches is granted. REMANDED Entitlement to a compensable rating for Hepatitis C is remanded. Entitlement to service connection
credible for purposes of reopening, show that he has a current diagnosis of Hepatitis C that is related to service. Specifically, the Veteran has asserted that his Hepatitis C was caused by immunizations
his detainment. As the Veteran has credibly and competently reported in-service risk factors for the possible cause of his hepatitis C, and he has a diagnosis of hepatitis C during the appeal period,
AB v. Brown, 6 Vet. App. 35 (1993). Therefore, the issue of entitlement to a higher rating for hepatitis C remains on appeal. 1. Entitlement to an increased rating for hepatitis C, rated 20 percent
with Jet Injectors and Hepatitis C Infection as it Relates to Service Connection. The memorandum noted that there had been no documented cases of hepatitis C being tr
and IV drug use at VA. Hepatitis C was diagnosed with an onset date in approximately January 2002. The examiner opined that the Veteran s hepatitis C was less likely than not related to the hepatitis
10%); hepatitis C (0%), bilateral hearing loss (0%), and hypertension (0%). His combined disability rating was 10 percent. The Veteran contends that he could work due to his hepatitis C and tinnitus,
hepatitis C since it indicates a possible nexus between the Veteran s hepatitis C and service. Therefore, the Board finds that new and material evidence has been received since the January 2013 final,
1163, 1167 (Fed. Cir. 2004). 1. Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C The Veteran contends that his hepatitis C is due to air gun inoculations during service and/or the result of other
March 26, 2020 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is denied. Entitlement to service connection for cirrhosis of the liver as secondary to hepatitis C is denied. FINDINGS
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