This is the first in a 3 part series from the VeteransLawBlog.org from Chris Attig 10 Tips to Help You Keep the C&P Exam in Perspective (Part 1 of 3) I used to love flying in helicopters…twisting and turning at nap-of-earth level (right above the treetops, basically), the pulsing rhythm of the chopper blades…it always got my […]
Matthew Hill: And today we’d like to talk to you a little bit about … We’re talking about a series on big mistakes vets make, and problems that are presented in their claim, that interfere with them getting the benefits they deserve. Today, we just want to talk briefly on C&P exams, comp and pen exams, […]
The exams should be to what you’re asking for, what kind of compensation. If it’s the first claim to say that something is related to service, like a back claim saying, “I believe that my back was injured in service and that’s why I currently have this disability,” the question isn’t really so much the extent of this disability now; the question is whether it’s related or not.
But most of the C&P exams we see are for the rating to say, “Is this the proper rating?” The veteran goes and, as Carol said, hopefully they’ve called to see what kind it is, but we feel like there is more than just calling that should take place.
The VA C and P Exam is not about convincing the Dr. your injury is service-related. It’s about letting them conduct their exam and come to their own conclusion.
Question presented since we went from version IV to DSM-5 of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders M21-1 MR Part III IV 3 Sec A-1 General Claims Process: Which version are being used in claims? Click this link for the most recent version Section A. Examination Requests – Veterans Benefits – United States Department of Veterans Affairs […]
A VA Compensation and Pension Examiners’ perspective relating to psychiatric exams. It is a good guideline for all exams, but they only did psych exams.
The VA has examined me for multiple problems, and this is my format when I go to be examined. A little common sense and clarity of thinking will go a long way towards getting you what you are entitled to.
Be clear in VA Disability Claims. If VA needs to ask for clarification, it just slows the process.