Single Judge Application; we have held that DC 8520 contemplates the use of assistive devices as part of its severity disability rating formula.See Spellers v. Wilkie, 30 Vet.App. 211, 218 (2018);

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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS
No. 19-6167
CHARLES E. CURRY, APPELLANT,
V.
ROBERT L. WILKIE,
SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, APPELLEE.
Before ALLEN, Judge.
MEMORANDUM DECISION
Note: Pursuant to U.S. Vet. App. R. 30(a),
this action may not be cited as precedent.
ALLEN, Judge: Appellant Charles E. Curry served the Nation honorably in the United
States Marine Corps. In this appeal, which is timely and over which the Court has jurisdiction,1 he
contests a July 11, 2019, decision of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals as amended on April 20, 2020,
that denied him a disability rating greater than 20% for his service-connected left lower extremity
(LLE) radiculopathy and entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual
unemployability (TDIU).2 Because the Board’s statement of its reasons or bases is inadequate to
enable meaningful judicial review concerning both claims, we will set aside the decision on appeal
and remand these matters for further proceedings.
I. ANALYSIS
It is well established that for all its findings on a material issue of fact and law, the Board
must support its decision with an adequate statement of reasons or bases that enables a claimant to
1 See 38 U.S.C. §§ 7252(a), 7266(a).
2 Record (R.) 5-28. The Board also dismissed appellant’s appeals concerning service connection for a left shoulder
disability and entitlement to a temporary total evaluation under 38 C.F.R. § 4.30 for convalescence following left
shoulder rotator cuff repair surgery. Appellant presents no argument concerning these matters. So, we deem any appeal
as to them abandoned. Pederson v. McDonald, 27 Vet.App. 276, 281-86 (2015) (en banc).
2
understand the precise bases for the