Fantastic response - thank you! I will be meeting with my nonVA cardiologist in a week to talk about the issues you have highlighted. He has handled my arrhythmia and hypertension for years, but I have never tied my heart issues to my PTSD. I will also bring info on the IMO/IME. I don't believe it is Ischemic heart disease, but cardiac problems yes. As for contacting the Scheduling Director, my last DRO De Novo review that was denied, also indicated they saw no reason to send the request to the director. Honestly there has been nothing close to: "When the totality of the evidence supports the Veteran's claims or is in relative equipoise, the Veteran prevails on his claim. See Gilbert v. Derwinski, 1 Vet. App. 49 (1990)."
To my other question if you could let me know what you think of the filing deadlines? That is, send in the BVA appeal to meet their time frames, and then send in my hypertension issue separately?
Semper Fi! ps: thanks for the link to the case file!
If you have disabilty ratings that add up to 100% and they are static, and then you have one future exam scheduled for another disability, but it doesn't change your 100% rating whether that rating changes or not, can you still be rated P&T?
My appeal was remanded on 2 Feb 2016 to St Petersburg RO. Does anyone have any idea how long this RO is taking to process remands. VLJ ordered that remand receive expeditious treatment at this point 8 months and counting. Is it feasible to file a Writ on Mandamus prior to one year?