Board Failed To Consider The Collective Impact Of The Veteran’s Service-connected Disabilities
The Board found that the Veteran’s claim did not warrant referral for extraschedular consideration for the collective impact of all of his service-connected disabilities. The Court disagreed. The Court found that the Board must consider the collective impact. The Board erred when it did not address whether the collective impact of the Veteran’s tinnitus, sleep apnea, PTSD, right chin sensory neuropathy, tinnitus, multiple scars, lost teeth, and a retained foreign body in his cervical spine were more severe when considered together than when considered separately.
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