Improvements Coming to the Medical Disability Examination Process for Veterans
The medical disability examination is a critical part of the veterans’ disability benefits process. Delays in these examinations are one of the reasons the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a backlog of veterans’ disability claims. Now, a new round of contracts totaling $6.8 billion will bring in new resources to expedite the exam process.
The VA awarded a total of 12 contracts to five different medical firms:
- Logistics Health, Inc. of La Crosse, WI
- Medical Support Los Angeles, A Medical Corporation of Pasadena, CA
- QTC Medical Services, Inc. of Diamond Bar, CA
- Veterans Evaluation Services, Inc. of Houston, TX
- VetFed Resources, Inc. of Alexandria, VA
These companies will provide additional services to expedite the medical examination process, which is necessary to provide proof of a service-connected disability as well as rate the severity of the veteran’s impairment.
During a medical disability examination, also known as a Compensation & Pension Exam (C & P exam), Comp & Pen Exam, or VA claim exam, the doctor will assess your health conditions and military service history and identify any service-connected disabilities.
The VA may also use the exam to determine if your previously identified disability is worsening and qualifies for a higher level of compensation.
Disability Help Group Helps Veterans Obtain Disability Benefits
The C&P exams can make or break your veterans’ disability claim. If your exam ended with a low disability rating or denial of service-connected disability, the Disability Help Group could help you appeal the decision.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to go over your case with one of our disability advocates: 800-800-2009.