I agree with Broncovet. I'd do an FOIA for the C&P examiner's curriculum vitae, and while you're waiting do an online search for his/her credentials and print/PDF what you can find.
You could do your NOD or Form 9 Appeal, depending on what stage you are in, and while you are waiting, get an IME/IMO done as quickly as possible.
That should hopefully trigger the VA to look at your case all over again with the new and material evidence. Include your online search information, until you get your FOIA fulfilled. They'll probably schedule your for another C&P.
I could be wrong, but the VA can't forward on to the BVA until all other associated claims and FOIA requests are adjudicated or resolved.
Also do a FOIA for your C-File. You never know that they missed, or what records that are in there that are not your own. (On my 3rd C-File request, the VA "discovered" and included several CBC, Monospot and other tests that they previously said did not exist and were not present earlier....so you never know.)
Last, document everything. I like to scan everything in PDF to a folder in Dropbox. That way I can access it anywhere in case I need to read or access something. It's also easier than hauling around a crate of letters and medical documents.
I'm trying to find out if my spouse or I would be eligible for spousal benefits if either of us passed. We are both 100% permanent and totally disabled vets. We're planning for our future, which includes purchasing a new home. We don't want to purchase something that either of us would not be able to maintain in case of death of either of us.
Thank you in advance for your help.
I HAVE contacted John Dorle, who is working with Dr. Bash on veterans claims.
I have completely explained my concerns in depth to John Dorle. He said he'd contact Dr. Bash.
No results. Nada.
I finally got an answer from a firm in California that is collaborating with Veterans Medical Advisor.
Said they would check Dr. Bash's schedule for me.
They scheduled a date and a time for Dr. Bash to call me.
I waited all day for the phone call that NEVER CAME.
I called the firm and spoke to the person that scheduled the telephone conference and complained.
All I ever received was excuses from this firm and acting surprised that I didn't get a call.
I believe there's more to this story than we are being told.