Greetings and thanks to all for their combined wisdom. I claimed and was granted 30% for PTSD; and claimed and was denied TBI. I think I should file a notice of disagreement and follow appeal procedures, however... a VSO and someone at the Pittsburgh VARO told me to request and increase on the PTSD, and request reopening of the TBI claim, which I did, along with additional medical evidence. Does this sound right? Now... I know it will take a long time to get a decision on these things, and by that time, the one year limit for appealing the decision will be close. Will I at that time have to file a notice of disagreement and wait for a response, which will certainly put me past the one year time limit to appeal? Or can I file the notice of disagreement and the appeal immediately, in order to make the one year deadline? Am I missing anything? Thanks for any help!