C & P Exams
"what is a comp and pen exam for va"
It would appear that this veteran has filed for a disability compensation award and is being directed to undergo a C & P exam. Although the C & P exam isn't required, every claim will result in at least one, and often more, Compensation and Pension exams. Read about the C & P exam here.
"c&p exam for prostate cancer recurrence"
On the page about prostate cancer, we tell you that prostate cancer is rated at 100% until it's successfully treated. Then the rating drops. If there is a recurrence, the rating will return to 100% until the condition is once again treated. There will be the usual C & P exam prior to the rating being returned to 100%.
"inadequate compensation and pension examination"
The C & P exam is often brisk and doesn't comply with the requirements as laid out by the VA. If the veteran believes that he or she has been subjected to an inadequate examination, I usually recommend that they do nothing until their claim is adjudicated and they receive a decision letter. If the decision does not award the veteran the compensation that the vet believes is appropriate, the denial should then be appealed. Using the "Inadequate C & P Exam" as the basis for the appeal will often ensure a repeat exam and a different outcome.
"how to appeal a va examine"
This search query is probably trying to ask what to do if the C & P exam is inadequate. Many (most?) C & P exams leave a lot to be desired. Of course, we don't appeal an exam, we appeal a denial that may have come about because of an inadequate exam. VAWatchdog believes that if the veteran walks away from the C & P exam knowing that it was not done well, the veteran shouldn't do anything. The plan should be to wait until a decision letter comes in the mail. If the decision is an award that meets the veterans expectations, great...you're done. If the decision letter tells the vet that the benefit applied for is denied, that is when the appeal is initiated. The appeal may be based on an inadequate exam. We recommend that all veterans who will have a C & P exam prepare for it by read the VAWatchdog page on the C & P examination.
"va examiner didnot review c-file for opinion"
The Compensation & Pension (C & P) exam is one of the more contentious steps in receiving a proper rating. The examiner does not make the decision for a rating. The examiner has very little leeway to do any sort of exam other than what the rater has ordered. Orders for C & P exams are usually very specific, for example the rater may order an exam of a left knee. The examiner is not allowed to examine the right knee or a hip or arm condition. If the rater ordering the exam didn't tell the examiner to review the C-File, the examiner won't ask for it. If you believe that your C & P exam was inadequate to provide you with the rating you deserve, that can be your point of appeal. Be patient and wait for the decision letter to arrive. If your decision isn't all it should be, appeal.
"how to get the most out of your va compensation exam"
This is a terrific question. The veteran who approaches the C & P exam armed with knowledge is much more likely to receive a good and fair evaluation. Your VAWatchdog urges all veterans to read and then read again the pages on the C & P Exam and also the C & P Exam Worksheets.
"va more likely than not statement"
This is an important term. There are distinct phrases that must be used accurately when the veteran seeks a statement or nexus letter from a physician. To use terms like "more likely than not" tells VA that there is a more than 50/50 likelihood that the condition was caused by or incurred during military service. You may learn more about these important terms here.