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I was scheduled to have a C&P. I was not aware of it until AFTER I received a letter in the mail, a day later!! What should I do??

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I would call them right now and inform them of the late letter and to reschedule you for the C&P.

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I had the exact same thing happen to me back in March. I took the letter to the C&P office at the VAMC and showed them the letter date and postmark date. They apologized and rescheduled my appointment for a week later. This seems to be happening a lot lately.

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It happened to me once but I never got a letter. I got a phone call the day before on my cell phone. They asked if I received a letter and I said no then they read my address and they had a totally different person. Same last name. I got lucky. Chaos breeds confusion.

Get this mistake fixed before they can use it against you.


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I think the VA is on a hiring binge. The joint is probably in chaos as John says. They advertise on the military channel for medical personnel all the time, and even pay a bounty for current doctors who bring other doctors to work for the VA. Of course, they still may cut off your leg when you go to the ER for a sore throat. I have missed two C&P exams in the past. One the doctor did not show up, and they blamed me and denied my claim. The other I never got a notice, and they denied my claim. I got it right eventually. This is why I am paranoid and hate society. The VA did it to me. I used to just be crazy.

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Make sure you let the Regional Office know of the missed appointment and ask them to reschedule you. They are the ones that request the C&P exam. The hospital has already sent the report that you were a no show. You can send an IRIS request or call the 800 number. I would do it via IRIS so that there is a paper trail. Good Luck.

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