Veteran Disability Exams
Every veteran with a service-related disability faces multiple hardships. Adjusting to life with what might be a crippling medical condition is not the only thing a veteran and his or her loved ones must deal with. Sometimes, jumping through all the required hoops in order to make a disability claim can be extremely burdensome, as well. For example, if you have a medical condition being considered for a Veterans Affairs (VA) or Department of Defense (DoD) disability, you may need to have a VA-approved physician assess and report the severity of your condition.
What is a C&P Exam?
At Veterans Healthcare in Jacksonville, Fort Walton Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, we provide veteran disability exams, which are also called compensation and pension (C&P) exams. The C&P exam is the first step of the disability claims process to determine whether you have a service-connected disability, the severity of the disability, and to assign a disability rating for it. The exam may also be used to assess the continued existence or severity of a disability.
During your C&P exam, a current and complete list of your symptoms will be documented and a disability benefits questionnaire (DBQ) completed for your specific condition. It may be helpful to bring a loved one or family member with you to the exam who can attest to the symptoms that impact your daily life. It can be beneficial to have a Veterans Healthcare provider who is already familiar with you and your health issues perform your C&P exam.
Because the providers at Veterans Healthcare are veterans serving veterans, we understand the importance of these exams. Rest assured, we will do what we can to assuage any fears you may have about the exams, and we will treat you with respect and compassion. There is also often a sense of urgency associated with this process, and we will do everything in our power to carry out your exam and report submittal as expeditiously as possible.
C&P Exams in Jacksonville, Fort Walton Beach & Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
If you need a C&P exam – a veteran disability exam – we can help. Call Veterans Healthcare at (800) 511-0497 or request an appointment now.