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Rating Exam - Qtc Or Vamc ?

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Was advised that my husbands rating exam will be done at the VAMC rather than a QTC office.

It has not yet been scheduled.....

His BVA Decision was granted sc, medrecs in the C-file are all current...but, the RO wants to do a rating exam.

He had a QTC exam about 2 years ago for this sc condition. Is it logical the VAMC would do the exam rather

than QTC ? Is this a faster way of getting the job done...? VLJ said in instructions to expedite, surely they all

say that...? We have hardship attached and verified.

It was such a let down to win a long battle only to find another mountain in front of us....

Thanks for answers and encouragement - need it right now more than ever.

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In my opinion, I think having a VAMC C & P exam should be faster than getting a QTC C & P exam. Only problem is will VA expedite it.

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In my opinion, I think having a VAMC C & P exam should be faster than getting a QTC C & P exam. Only problem is will VA expedite it.

Thanks for the quick response Pete. The stress is really starting to get to me.

I was surprised they wanted a Rating exam done......which I'm told is much different than a C&P exam.

And, if it's done at the local VAMC, is it done by a doctor on staff there or what..., that's a question I will be asking

when they call to schedule this exam.

C&P is to decide if there is a disability and if evidence, etc is there to sc....

And Rating is to decide how sick the Veteran is ? I don't want to sound negative, and if I do, I don't mean to.....but,

I see this as another stall...it sure feels like it. And, no one tells you anything......that's why I'm glad to have Hadit folks

to ask, many have already been through this process.

What more could they possibly need to know, how sick he is and no way is he going to get any better, it's only going to get worse.

Maybe and thinking on a positive note, they need to do an exam since his condition has worsened since they last saw

him (QTC exam 2 yrs ago) and there are many more complications of his illness that is now sc and they need to add these

complications...? Could it be ?

I'm really trying to stay positive, but it's really hard. This is the most emotional process I've ever been through.

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Thanks for the quick response Pete. The stress is really starting to get to me.

I was surprised they wanted a Rating exam done......which I'm told is much different than a C&P exam.

And, if it's done at the local VAMC, is it done by a doctor on staff there or what..., that's a question I will be asking

when they call to schedule this exam.

C&P is to decide if there is a disability and if evidence, etc is there to sc....

And Rating is to decide how sick the Veteran is ? I don't want to sound negative, and if I do, I don't mean to.....but,

I see this as another stall...it sure feels like it. And, no one tells you anything......that's why I'm glad to have Hadit folks

to ask, many have already been through this process.

What more could they possibly need to know, he is sick, he is not going to get any better.

Maybe and thinking on a positive note, they need to do an exam since his condition has worsened since they last saw

him (QTC exam 2 yrs ago) and there are many more complications of his illness that is now sc and they need to add these

complications...? Could it be ?

I'm really trying to stay positive, but it's really hard. This is the most emotional process I've ever been through.

If I understand your post correctly, your husband was already granted service connected. The C & P exam will only help the rater determine what rating he should be awarded. Keep in mind that once you get his rating if you do not agree with it, you can file a disagreement and his file will go back to BVA to determine the right rating. The hard part should be over.

Hope this helps

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If I understand your post correctly, your husband was already granted service connected. The C & P exam will only help the rater determine what rating he should be awarded. Keep in mind that once you get his rating if you do not agree with it, you can file a disagreement and his file will go back to BVA to determine the right rating. The hard part should be over.

Hope this helps

Yes, he was granted sc by the BVA for this condition.....

Thanks for the explanation. I hope it doesn't drag out too long.

Thank you again. It's very hard feeling like this and it helps to have a place to come to.

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Good Luck I found my QTC exam to be rather quick from time VA notified me I was done in 2 weeks. One exam in one place and second exam in another. If I could get ebenefits to work may see what they did?

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