The family does have tracings from the wall, and we have ordered a death certificate. Jim's mother had 11 children. Their father abandoned them, most of the younger children never new him.
Jim was the second oldest and helped hold the family together. His tragic loss will never be diminished among his family and friends. The PH is so symbolic of the scale of someone's sacrifice.
They deserve a PH!
We took the advice to call office of case management. Hubby claim set with Vso for over a yr. we called Vso and told them to get off their butts and get the 646 in. There was no resonate or rime for it to set there for a yr. then we call the case management. All this was on mon or tues on Friday I look at ebenefits and it says it is waiting for the law judge. Don't know if they wrote up the 646 or just sent it without one.going to call them back on Monday. My husband did tell them he was ready to call President Trump or whoever. I think a lot of these claims and appeals could move a little faster,if sometimes they looked and see how simple some of them are to work, when you only have one or two things to be approved versus appeals that have a lot to be approved or disapproved. I know that might take it out of dockett order, but give those to the guys that know how to work these claims faster.
It would be easier to find out how a female mind works than to figure out how/when/why VA posts to ebenefits. Of course, there is no set reason, no set schedule, and its done willy nilly, if at all.
If you figure out the former, then, of course, you would be a zillionaire, at a minumum, as millions have tried and no one has suceeded.
Before you get the the "big leagues", start on some small project such as Ending World hunger, Veteran homelessness, or solving climate change.
If you ask 10 VA employees, you will get 11 different answers.
If you ask 100 females, you will get 150 different answers, as at least half will change their mind.
First things first. Order a copy of your CFile, and see with your own eyes exactly what evidence the VA has/does not have. Compare that with evidence in your records, and you will likely find the reason for denial: Missing evidence.
Then, you can reopen the claim under 38 CFR 3.156, and your effective date will depend upon:
1. Whether or its new "service records" that went awol. 38 CFR 3.156 C
2. Whether or not your claim is "pending". 3.156 B.
Anything else is just a guess. Dont guess. Its your life, so get your file and read it.