I called the lady at the Nehmer Processing Center yesterday that I have been in contact with since October. She told me that I miss read the 12 page letter and they wanted just "up-dated" items to the evidence I already submitted. I told her NO place does it say that, it clearly says to submit evidence, nothing about up-dated evidence.
She pulled the letter and after a few minutes of silience fully agreed and she could see where it was confusing.
She said that (1) they wanted up-dates so they have the most current medical data so the claim can be adjudicated the first time around and not having to re-do it with a appeal with submission of new evidence later. (2) they also want to go for a permenate rate to cut the back log "down the road" with medical data that the condition(s) are constant and not subject to improvement. (3) They do not want NODs or Appeals after they decide because once done the Special Processing Centers are going away and the claims would go back to the ROs which would reflect badly on the people who are/were assigned to the Special Processing Centers. (4) If there is a problem with my claim, after decision, to fill a NOD with the Special Processing Center right away so they can handle it and not the RO.
BS or not, this is all I got to work on Ken