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Thought I Was Finished With Va "meetings" After I Completed My Last C&p But...


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I just got a call from the VA this morning about another appt on March 20 about my claim. She said it was a "review" of my claim. Not sure what else they want/need to talk about. I noticed that my status in eBenefits for my claim went to "Pending Decision Approval" this morning. Is it normal to have this appt with the VA to go over your claim at the end? I don't recall reading about this on this site but I haven't really gone looking for it either. I had a C&P exam for my hearing and tinnitus, knees/back, and hips. I also filed for Sleep Apnea but never had a C&P for it. The lady this morning told me to bring any paperwork I had for my Sleep Apnea claim even if I had already submitted it in the package (which I did). Is this meeting a normal part of the process? Is it a good or bad thing? Things have moved quickly since my last C&P and I am ready to see the results. Thanks for any info anyone can provide.

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Not unusual and not a bad thing either bud. My claim was at Prep for Decision for over a month with no C&Ps, as I submitted DBQs and medical evidence. Then I get a call first of Feb saying that I had 8 C&Ps and the VA was going to review 4 of my SC conditions, including a PTSD review which was brutal. What I am saying is that with the VA messing up claims so bad lately, we are starting to see where in some cases like yours and mine, the VA goes overboard. Just go in there with evidence and be honest. You will be fine. Good luck and God Bless

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Ok, a follow up. The lady from the VA who called to set this up called back to change my appt time. I asked her more about it and just as suggested, it is actually a C&P for sleep apnea. So that makes a bit more sense. She said it was with the same guy who did my hip C&P exam. That is fine. He was a good guy and I can take all my evidence and just lay it all out. No worries. Doesn't mean I will get it, but I am ready to present my case. Does that mean I could hear a decision on some conditions before others or does it all come down together in one decision? Thanks for the replies

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Volstang,

Definitely take any evidence you have supporting your sleep apnea claim with you to the exam. This could mean the difference between approval and denial.

Good luck to you.

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