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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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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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