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Improvements Coming to the Medical Disability Examination Process for Veterans

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Disability Help Group

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.