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C&p Retake, Can Old Exam Be Used?

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My question of the day.

Been notified for a 'retake' physical exam. I recall being hopeful with the other iu exam until I got the results. I do have the exam worksheet and rating criteria. I know to carry along information that shows my conditions have increased in treatment and care.

My concern, what if the doc use the 'old' exam that says I am good for sedentary? Or, if same doc does the retake, could make me real nervous. Will get appointment letter soon, guess I'll know then. Just trying to get ready.

Any advice appreciated

Thank you,

your Hadit Cowgirl

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cg,

Take most current medical evidence that shows an increase in disability.

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Thank you Carlie, will do - sounds like trump time.

Cg'up2009!

cg,

Take most current medical evidence that shows an increase in disability.

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CG - I have rarely seen a C&P doctor do anything but confirm the last exam, unless the VA has "suggested" to them, in advance, that you have improved and that is usually done w/their instructions that the exam is looking for any improvement. As Carlie stated, bring any copies(not originals), of evidence, of your disability/condition worsening, w/you, for the examiner. You might even ask to see the docs exam instructions.

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My question of the day.

Been notified for a 'retake' physical exam. I recall being hopeful with the other iu exam until I got the results. I do have the exam worksheet and rating criteria. I know to carry along information that shows my conditions have increased in treatment and care.

My concern, what if the doc use the 'old' exam that says I am good for sedentary? Or, if same doc does the retake, could make me real nervous. Will get appointment letter soon, guess I'll know then. Just trying to get ready.

Any advice appreciated

Thank you,

your Hadit Cowgirl

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Philip, really?

CG - I have rarely seen a C&P doctor do anything but confirm the last exam, unless the VA has "suggested" to them, in advance, that you have improved and that is usually done w/their instructions that the exam is looking for any improvement. As Carlie stated, bring any copies(not originals), of evidence, of your disability/condition worsening, w/you, for the examiner. You might even ask to see the docs exam instructions.

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cg - yup, really!!! The docs are given instructions, especially what to look for. They observe everything about you. I had an exam for my back and when the exam was over the lady doc directed me to travel, for payment, up some back stairs(a short cut according to her), cuz she wanted to see how I handled stairs, even tho the exam was, "allegedly," over(my opinion, from the C&P exam report). In law school future lawyers are taugh never ask a question that you don't already know the answer to. Look at how the VA handles TDIU (supposedly IU by VA insiders) and quotes only 38 CFR 4.16(a), to the claimants.

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Philip, really?

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