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C&p Exam When Permanent And Total?!?!?!?

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I am currently rated 60% TDIU permanent and total. I received this rating in April 2006. I got a letter today for two C&P exams, one for each of my major disabilities.

Is this normal?

Should I be worried that they are going to take my rating away?

I thought that when you were permanent and total, that you didn't have anymore C&P exams.

I am really worried about this.

Thanks for your help.

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The VA can schedule an appointment at anytime regardless of your status. If one is scheduled just make sure you attend it. If your disability became static, which is what your P&T status should have been based upon or gotten worse you do not have to worry about it. Remember, at this time absense of treatmentment does not equal no disability.

Thet may not have received your employment (or lack of) forms which prompted they request for examination. I would check with the RO just to see. If they did and still want the exam no big problem. If nothing has changed just sit back and enjoy life without worry and all will be ok.

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Thanks to all of you for making me feel a million times better. Man, the VA really knows how to treat a guy that has problems with depression and anxiety! They sure did a number on me today. I have been worried sick that something was wrong or they were gonna take everything away from me, but I guess it is fairly "routine." I will just calll them tomorrow and see what is going on. Maybe they didn't get the employment questionairre, and they will drop the exams once I clear it up.

Again, thanks everyone!

Brandon

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I called the VA today, and spoke with someone about my C&P exams. Basically all she could tell me was that the rating department had asked for the exams and she couldn't tell me why. When I asked if I could speak to someone in the rating office, she sqaid they don't take phone calls. She said I just have to go to the appointments.

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just make sure you make all your appointments. You don't want to give VA any reason to mess with your rating. Regardless if it is right or not, they mess things up all the time.

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Does anyone know if there is a way to speak with someone at the regional office other than a regular counseler? Can I ask to speak with a ratings officer, or should there be a specific person that handles my claim?

I have called the VA a couple of times this past week and am never allowed to speak with anyone other than a "counceler" that can only give me very limited answers to my questions.

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