Lawmakers Express Concern Over C&P Backlog

The Compensation and Pension medical exam system has always had a delay. This year, between some structural changes and the coronavirus pandemic, backlog has tripled.   Before the pandemic hit, the VA was well into the process of contracting C&P examinations to non-VA doctors. 60% of examinations were by contractors, rising to nearly 100%. During […]

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Compensation and Pension Exams

Legal Requirements of Compensation and Pension Exams Compensation and Pension (C&P) medical examinations are usually the backbone of a VA disability claim.  Particularly at the Regional Office level.  Generally, these examinations combine a personal examination with a review of the Veteran’s lay statements.  Plus service and other medical records. In 2007’s Stefl v. Nicholson, the […]

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C&P Exam

What is a C&P Exam? Veterans often refer to the Compensation and Pension Examination as the C&P Exam. If you have applied for VA service-connected disability compensation, you will, after some time, receive a phone call or a letter from the VA asking you to come to a Compensation and Pension exam (C&P exam). Additionally […]

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