Good morning all,
My VA Claim was on autopilot for almost 9 years and I am now applying for increases and new claims that were missed at my retirement/discharge C&P exam. I have never requested my C File, and I understand this holds the key to what the VA has to decide my claim. I am missing 10 years of military medical records, ’87-’97 (some missing since the Gulf War). I currently have a claim in “gathering evidence stage”. Would it be best to request my C File under FOIA now, or wait till I get a decision and then request before I appeal?
Curious if anyone had experience requesting a C file while a claim was in process. Thanks.