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Compensation & Pension (C&p) Exams Aka Disability Worksheets

Question

Many who come into this Forum often ask,

"What is involved in my C&P?"

Well, usually the person can call the number in the notice and ask what the C&P is to cover. Once known, the following could be of help. They are the worksheets showing what the examiner should be covering for that specific exam. I have also included at the bottom a couple of sites on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that is not in the list, but might be of use to some.

Here is the link so if the list ever gets outdated, you can access the link for the latest: http://www.vba.va.go...exams/index.htm

Here is the list of the index (in link form) (with the addition of the MS note) to make it easy for you (I hope).

Acromegaly: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm01.pdf

Aid and Attendance or Housebound Examination: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm02.pdf

Arrhythmias: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm03.pdf

Arteries, Veins, and Miscellaneous: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm04.pdf

Audio (Changed October 10, 2008): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm05.pdf

Bones (Fractures and BoneDisease) (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm06.pdf

Brain and Spinal Cord: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm07.pdf

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm08.pdf

Cold Injury Protocol Examination: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm09.pdf

Cranial Nerves (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm10.pdf

Cushing's Syndrome (ChangedMay 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm11.pdf

Dental and Oral: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm12.pdf

Diabetes Mellitus (Changed September 22, 2008): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm13.pdf

Digestive Conditions, Miscellaneous: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm14.pdf

Ear Disease (Changed April 30, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm15.pdf

Eating Disorders (Mental Disorders) (Changed May 2, 2007): http://www.vba.va.go...ms/disexm16.htm http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm16.pdf

Endocrine Diseases, Miscellaneous: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm17.pdf

Epilepsy and Narcolepsy: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm18.pdf

Esophagus and Hiatal Hernia (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm19.pdf

Eye Examination Changed (January 16, 2009): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm20.pdf

Feet (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm21.pdf

Fibromyalgia (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm22.pdf

General Medical Examination: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm23.pdf

Genitourinary Examination (Changed April 23, 2008): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm24.pdf

Gulf War Guidelines: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm25.pdf

Gynecological Conditions and Disorders of the Breast: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm26.pdf

Hand, Thumb, and Fingers (Changed April 30, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm27.pdf

Heart: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm28.pdf

Hemic Disorders: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm29.pdf

HIV-Related Illness (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm30.pdf

Hypertension: NO LINK

Infectious, Immune, and Nutritional Disabilities: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm32.pdf

Initial Evaluation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Changed April 2, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm43.pdf

Intestines (Large and Small) (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm33.pdf

Joints (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Knee, and Ankle) (Changed December 9, 2009): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm34.pdf

Liver, Gall Bladder, and Pancreas (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm35.pdf

Lymphatic Disorders (Changed May 2, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm36.pdf

Mental Disorders (Except Initial PTSD and Eating Disorders) (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm37.pdf

Mouth, Lips, and Tongue: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm38.pdf

Multiple Sclerosis: PLEASE SEE BELOW! THIS IS NOT IN THE LIST BUT I PUT IT IN HERE ALPHABETICALLY SO IT COULD BE FOUND EASILY!

Muscles: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm39.pdf

Neurological Disorders, Miscellaneous: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm40.pdf

Nose, Sinus, Larynx, and Pharynx (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm41.pdf

Peripheral Nerves: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm42.pdf

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: See Initial, Review and Mental: no links, just refers to other exams in this index listing

Prisoner of War ProtocolExamination (Changed January 18, 2005): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm44.pdf

Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Mycobacterial Diseases: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm45.pdf

Rectum and Anus (Changed May 2, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm46.pdf

Residuals of Amputations: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm47.pdf

Respiratory (Obstructive,Restrictive, and Interstitial): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm48.pdf

Respiratory Diseases, Miscellaneous (PVD, Neoplasms, Bacterial Infections, Mycotic Lung Disease, Sarcoidosis, and Sleep Apnea): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm49.pdf

Review Examination for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Changed April 2, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm56.pdf

Scars (Changed February 27,2009): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm50.pdf

Sense of Smell and Taste: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm51.pdf

Skin Diseases (Other thanScars): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm52.pdf

Social and Industrial Survey (Added July 23, 2004): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm57.pdf

Spine (Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar) (Changed November 12, 2003): NO LINK

Stomach, Duodenum, and Peritoneal Adhesions (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm54.pdf

Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm55.pdf

Traumatic Brain Injury (Updated October 29, 2008): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm58.pdf

VA Reviewed/Updated Date:December 9, 2009

VA Reviewed/Updated Date: November 3, 2010

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Link Information ConcerningMultiple Sclerosis:

Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis:http://www4.va.gov/M...s-diagnosis.asp

Cognitive dysfunction inmultiple sclerosis: Assessment, imaging, and risk factors: http://www.rehab.res.../pdf/page63.pdf

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Hope this helps your journey through the "undiscover'd country."

Fanaticbooks

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PREPARING FOR AN EXAM:

You might take your med records with you so you can answer any questions about previous info. It helped my hubby when I went with him with the records. Could answer without the doctor looking through and trying to find it.

Also take a list of concerns with you that might be pertinent so in the stress of the moment you won't have to try to think what you wanted to discuss or ask.

You might also call the appointment number and ask if you need to fast or if other lab work is necessary. Many times with my hubby those are set up elsewhere for a different time, usually tying in with going to see doctors.

You might want to take your copy of your medical records (if they can be carried) with you so you may refer to them if asked questions about previous exams.

You might want to make a list of items to mention or ask questions regarding this aspect of disability. Don't bother with other disabilities since the doctor will be focussed on the specific area of exam.

Make sure you take a list of all medications, including over the counter, since you will probably be asked.

Be sure to be prepared to mention how it is affecting your life, what you used to do as opposed to what you can now do. How is it affecting relationships? Stuff like that. If you are prepared in advance than if that type of question is brought up you can answer without a lot of stress since you have already had time to figure it out.

Don't forget any little details that might be pertinent such as bending over to tie shoes or trying to open a sealed jar (not that I know if they are pertinent, but just examples).

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Papa brought to our attention an article found on the main page of this forum. It seems very pertinent and can be considered for whatever exam, not just PTSD.

Thanks, Papa, for mentioning.

Here is the link for others to click on.

Establishing Service Connection for Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation

title of article on this page is:

Things to do at your VA C and P exam (Compensation and Pension Exam Do's and Don'ts)<br style="font-size: 10px; ">

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My husband has had a 20% disability rating for his left arm and hand for over 10 years. Last year he had a huge stroke and almost died. He is age 72 and has been retired for many years. The stroke was at home, not service related. I care for him at home. He cannot speak, his whole right side of body is paralysed. After his stroke tho, his left arm/hand has gotten so bad, he can hardly even lift a spoon to eat meals. He cannot survive without help, period. He is totally helpless. Nest week, , we go in for his first rating of his left arm/hand, after his stroke suffered in april 2009. This is NOT the side that was paralysed, by the stroke. How tho, do they calculate a rating now, that he is totally helpless, cannot walk speak etc...but this stroke was not service realted? Stressed here to say the least. Thanks for your help

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sammy104,

Welcome to Hadit.com.

Please either copy & paste or re-post your information and questions

as a new topic under the forum it deals with.

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Just to let everyone know.. ..

I was informed on VBN that VA updated the links. The specific ones at this time, do not work.

I will be correcting that very soon.

Will let you know when the individual exams are working again.

In the meantime, as noted in the original post, here is the original VA site to access the exam worksheet:

Index of Disability Examination Worksheets (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

Anyway, just thought I would give a headsup.

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