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How Much Weight Is Given To A C & P Exam?

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I looked and could not find an earlier answer.

How powerful is a C & P in the decision making process?

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The Majority of decisions are based on a C and P examiners opinion provided the issues are satisfied per the part 3 of the CFR. (Adjudication)

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I gave you a detailed answer in your other post.

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PS does VA know you get SSI for PTSD?

SSI/SSA determinations are medical determinations and if solely for the same VA disability claimed, they are highly probative evidence for TDIU or 100% rating.

Have you formally applied for TDIU?

When the VA is aware of SSA records that could impact their decision, they are supposed to get your authorization to obtain those records.

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The examiner gives their opinion and the VARO personnel use that opinion as well as service records, medical/psychological reasons,and info you have submitted to assist in their determination/evaluation of your claim. The purpose of a C&P exam is to have the VA staff (ie hospital staff) give their opinion while not only evaluating your current condition/abilities/disabilities, but also review what was documented in your SMR/STR.

An abundance of weight is given to the so called professional opinion.

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Thanks Berta

I am still learning how to navigate the site. Getting better!

I did not know that you could even apply for TDIU. Is it a form?

I fought for over a year to get the SS decision.

The VA has lost a lot of my data. I am not sure if the SS decisions are there. Is there a way to find out without stalling the appeal process?

Thanks for your answers. I feel awfully lost over here some days. There is absolutely no one to connect with here.

The DAV seems totally lost about what to do for a vet overseas. They have not been very proactive. Their answer to virtually every question is "I will look into that" and then 3 weeks later when I call they go, "ohm I will have to look into that."....Really easy for me to get lost in the system...

They have my C&P and an independent medical eval that backs the C&P saying "90% housebound. Group situations impossible"....."GAF 30" "Service related"

The anxiety now that we are close is killing me....

PS does VA know you get SSI for PTSD?

SSI/SSA determinations are medical determinations and if solely for the same VA disability claimed, they are highly probative evidence for TDIU or 100% rating.

Have you formally applied for TDIU?

When the VA is aware of SSA records that could impact their decision, they are supposed to get your authorization to obtain those records.

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