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I was wondering if anyone might have gone though this:

I have been rated at 70% with 100% IU for about 5 years for PTSD. For the last couple of years, I have been recieving a form from the VA asking me if I have worked. I fill it out no and send it back. I got one this February and sent it back. In April, I got two seperate letters talking about my family possibly being eligible for CHAMPVA in one letter and Chapter 38 education benefits in the 2nd letter. I finally called the VA and asked if I had been made P&T. The person I spoke to on the phone said that they are no longer able to see if someone is P&T in the computer. I explained about the letters and they said I must be if I was getting those letters. I asked about future exams and they saw none scheduled. They then asked me if I had asked for my case to be reviewed and I said I hadn't. They told me it was before the board. At that point, there wasn't much I was going to ask and figuered I had gotten the letters as some action taken.

On Friday afternoon (I just love how they do that), I recieved a letter in the mail that I am to report for a C&P exam on 9/11 in connection to my claim. I have no clue what is going on and when I had spoke to the VA before 3 years ago, they told me I will not need representation for a re eval.

Anyone? And what can I expect during this exam?

Thank You.

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Thank you for all of the information.

I got someone to represent me today. She called around to find that the regional office of the state I moved to has not requested anything further, but that I am scheduled to be reevaled in Feb, 2007. They recommended that she call the hospital that the C&P is scheduled with and ask why. She called the hospital and they told her the office she had just spoken to had requested it, although they claim they haven't. The two letters of entitlement that I recieved were from the state I moved from that decided my claim to begin with. I tried calling the DAV there to ask them to look it up in that state and send me a letter stating my status, but I got the run around and will have to call back tommorrow. Basically, I have learned nothing and it ended with her writing a letter including the letters of entitlement, asking that my C&P be moved to a different location or cancelled, and that I be made P&T. Who knows. Their all confused.

Thanks.

Andrea

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The VA refers to this form as an examination and any veteran on IU should get one annually:

Form 21-4140-1

http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/21-4140-1.PDF

Patrick

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Army1968,

If a veteran is IU then they will receive a 21-4140-1 for 19 years or until they reach age 69. The VA often refers to the 21-4140-1 as an examination. The point that your addressing is a full blown evaluaton ina C and P type atmosphere where those over 55 will not have examinations (C and P) if they are P and T. However, it is not clear what the VA means buy " under unusual circumstances." It is a open-ended situation meaning that the VA can basically declare most anything an unusual circumstance. However, it is rarely applied or used unless there is fraud or if there is clear evidence that condition(s) have improved to such an extent that it requires reevaluation.

So unless you call the VA and ask for a reevaluation, I would not worry it too much.

Patrick

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Patrick

I am on IU and I have gotten the evalution you are talking about. All they ask you basically is "are you working". Not a big deal unless you don't respond or say "yes, you are working".

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I second Patrick and John. Just make darn sure the VA receives the quetionaire within the 60 days, or they'll reduce the IU to the veterans actual percentage.

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