In April, the VA suspended in-person Compensation and Pension (C&P) exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the C&P exams have resumed in most locations across the country and that includes VA facilities and VA partner sites in Nebraska and Iowa. The C&P exam is required by the VA to evaluate veterans’ disability claims.
The VA says, “[i] f you require an exam, you’ll be contacted by a VA contract medical examination provider to schedule an appointment. You will receive a letter by mail with the date and time of your exam or a phone call to find a time that works for you. After receiving your letter or phone call, you should call the number provided to confirm the time and location of your exam.
The VA is working closely with its medical providers to ensure the safety of Veterans and providers remains a top priority. Safety measures include COVID-19 screening for Veterans and employees, physical distancing, and appropriate personal protective equipment to include face coverings and gloves.”