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 the VA may ask you to report for multiple C&P exams if you have several disabilities. Moreover, this is a routine request.
You will get a notice telling you when and where your medical exam will be. The examiner is usually a physician, a registered nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant. The exam may be conducted at a VA hospital or clinic. Then the doctor writes a report, which goes back to the VA Regional Office where you submitted your application for benefits.
When you go to your Compensation and Pension Exam, it will be different from a regular doctor’s visit because you won’t get prescribed any medicine or given any medical treatment.
If you have a mental health disability, the doctor will ask you questions and have you explain your symptoms. You might be asked to complete some psychological tests. Don’t be alarmed by this; testing is routine and it’s only one part of the exam.
If you have a physical disability, the doctor will examine you, ask you questions, and, if necessary, perform some medical tests.
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