VA Disability and C&P Exams — What You Need to Know Before Your Exam

A Compensation and Pension (C&P) exam is an appointment that allows a VA medical examiner to evaluate your physical or psychological condition and determine the level of impairment caused by your disability. For many veterans the C&P exam may be the most important medical examination of their lives. The VA says, “This exam will help us rate your disability. Your rating will be based on how severe your disability is—and will affect how much disability compensation you’ll receive. Compensation may include things like monthly payments and enrollment in the VA health care program.” It is obvious, then, that you should take the C&P exam very seriously.

Packed with useful information, this easy-to-read booklet will be your guide for the C&P exam. 

Sean D. Cuddigan
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SSA and VA Disability Attorney in Omaha, Nebraska