The VA will now recognize asthma, rhinitis, and sinusitis as diseases presumed to be
connected to Veterans who served in specific countries at specific times.
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Title 38 - Pensions, Bonuses,
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Title: PART 17 - MEDICAL
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VA benefits also increase 5.9%
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The Medical Disability Program Office (MDEO) administers the Medical Disability Exam (MDE) contract program. MDEO contracts allow vendors to provide examinations to Veterans and service members who are seeking disability benefits from VA.
VA claim exam (C&P exam)
After you file your disability benefits claim, we may ask you to have a claim exam
(also known as a compensation and pension, or C&P, exam). Get answers to commonly asked questions here.
There is no other part of the Department of Veterans Affairs disability benefits application and adjudication process that is so intimidating as the Compensation & Pension (C & P) exam. Grizzled veterans who have jumped out of airplanes and confronted the enemy in countries around the planet are known to cower in fear of meeting a C & P examiner. The examiner may be a Veterans Health Administration employee or a contractor with a company like LHI and offer varying exams and services. There are other contractors who perform C & P exams and they may operate at a VA facility or out of private offices where they normally practice. The examiner may be a physician or a physician assistant or a registered nurse practitioner or you may be offered a hearing exam by an audiologist and so on. Most exams are perfunctory and often confusing to the veteran. Your key to success is simple; Speak the truth about your symptoms without embellishing symptoms but not minimizing anything. Make brief notes to yourself of anything you want to say. If you don't have a cheat sheet, you'll forget...you know you will. Don't ever display anger or be a smartass. There is nothing you can do to make this any better but to maintain your cool. Keep reading.
LHI assists the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in providing quality compensation and
pension examinations to Veterans seeking benefits for service-connected health issues
Separating Fact From Fiction
The Must Do & Must Not Do of the C & P Exam
* The examiner does not make the decision about your claim.
* You may take records with you but the examiner may refuse them.
* The examiner won't treat you or prescribe medicines.
* NEVER try to fake any symptom. If you aren't prescribed a neck brace, don't wear one.
* The examiner will only perform the task assigned by an order of the regional office.
* You do not have to allow the examiner to cause you pain or discomfort during the exam by manipulating joints, etc.
* The examiner does not have any insight about how your claim will be decided. Don't ask.
* You may request that a family member or friend join you during the exam. The examiner may agree or refuse your request.
* DO NOT attempt to secretly record any part of the exam.
* DO make notes for yourself before you go. This is the only way you'll be sure to tell the examiner all the details you want to share.
* DO NOT over-exert yourself trying to please the examiner. This exam is about your worst symptoms, not the best.
* DO be courteous at all times. Don't complain to the examiner about all the indignities you've suffered. Focus on the reason you're there.
* DO use your common sense. This exam probably won't make or break the decision about your claim but it can help.
Entitlement to a total disability evaluation based on individual unemployability (TDIU) due to service-connected
disabilities on a schedular or extraschedular basis prior to May 6, 2019 is denied.
The Veteran's coronary artery disease is rated at 100 percent on a schedular basis as of May 6, 2019, and the Veteran has already been awarded special monthly compensation (SMC) pursuant to 38 U.S.C. § 1114(s) from May 6, 2019 forward.
This document will save you a lot of worry!
This is your C & P examiners guide and it's your only chance to know what the examiner knows before you go in the room.
This document is a VA product, still in wide use and if you study it prior to the exam, you'll have the upper hand. Knowing exactly what you should expect is a big advantage.
Do some homework...and good luck.
Possible Effects on VA Benefits
From 2005 to 2019, the federal Bankruptcy Code commonly required veterans to relinquish some of their veterans’
benefits to their creditors in order to obtain bankruptcy relief. The Bankruptcy Code thereby treated veterans’ benefits
less favorably than Social Security benefits, which federal law typically insulates from creditors’ claims
Detailed Claims Data - Status Reports
Reports contain data covering claims inventory, claims backlog, claims accuracy, and Fully Developed Claims.
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