From the FOIA website:
Can I ever have my request processed faster than usual or expedited?
Under certain conditions you may be entitled to have your request processed on an expedited basis. There are two specific situations where a request will be expedited, which means that it is handled as soon as practicable. These two situations apply to every agency. First, a request will be expedited if the lack of expedited treatment could reasonably be expected to pose a threat to someone's life or physical safety. Second, if an individual will suffer the loss of substantial due process rights, his or her request will be expedited. Agencies can also allow expedited processing for additional reasons. The websites for each agency will provide more information on any additional standards for seeking expedited processing.
Apparently, you are not getting what I am saying? first of all, the PTSD/MST and bladder are tied together. They go hand in hand. When I had my C&P for PTSD/MST, I mentioned to the doctor, "what about my bladder C&P? are they gonna do one?" soooooo..........what makes sense to me is, They have already decided on the PTSD, but would like the bladder C&P info to rate it for secondary, or else why wouldn't they send me for more psychological evaluation? I already mentioned that I have CLEAR markers and info from service records to indicate MST. I think the PTSD/MST and bladder are related together. They are waiting for an opinion about my bladder which I am already on SSDI for. For whatever reason, they may be trying to help me tie it together. This is what my VSO thinks as well. I have had enough negativity in my own mind for way too long, just have to be positive at this point.
The reason I get travel pay for scheduled VA appointments is I live over 40 miles from the nearest VA location that can provide the needed services. This includes eye exams, annual physicals, and even scheduled lab work I believe (although the lab is very good about taking me early if I am fasting).