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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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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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Lamont

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I WENT IN TODAY FOR MY C&P EXAM. LIST ON MY CLAIM WAS A NUMBER OF ITEMS BUT MY C&P EXAM ONLY SEEN ME FOR 2 COMPLAINTS. DOES THIS MEAN THE VA WILL NOT RATE ME FOR THE OTHER COMPLAINTS? I WAS ONLY SEEN FOR GERD AND MENTAL ILLNESS (BIPOLAR, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, AND MANIA).

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Hi Lamont - The VA will only rate one Mental Health disorder. So for bi polar and depression and anxiety they all get tied into one. here is a link to help you out

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=163a15d40f597c978f4517879efb3511&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.2.111.73&idno=38

It will take you to a site for rating to see what percentage you fall in.

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C&P exams for some claim issues have to be done by specialist in that particular field

such as mental health, audiology, vision, dental.

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C&P exams for some claim issues have to be done by specialist in that particular field

such as mental health, audiology, vision, dental.

Also, it could be that the other things you claimed (depending on what they are) may not have been found ion the service treatment records or in medical records within a year of discharge. Unless we have proof of the condition, be it in your service records or some kind of medical documentation showing u developed a condition within a year of discharge, we ordinarily don't schedule an exam. Another reason could be that you will be scheduled for other exams but those were the only docs available for that day. For instance, some VAMCs don't have enough psychiatrists on hand, so the mental exam can be filed way before or after you get the notification for the other physical exams.

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Also, it could be that the other things you claimed (depending on what they are) may not have been found ion the service treatment records or in medical records within a year of discharge. Unless we have proof of the condition, be it in your service records or some kind of medical documentation showing u developed a condition within a year of discharge, we ordinarily don't schedule an exam. Another reason could be that you will be scheduled for other exams but those were the only docs available for that day. For instance, some VAMCs don't have enough psychiatrists on hand, so the mental exam can be filed way before or after you get the notification for the other physical exams.

Spoken like a true rater

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