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Just got my C&P letter, what to expect?



So Im going to my C&P, it came really quickly, and I don't have much time to prepare. What should I expect, what should I do? Its not with the VA, but an approved VA examiner. Also do they drug test, if its positive would that effect anything? 

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You have to let us know what you are claiming for us to help.

Example, PTSD, I don't have and have not been examined for it, so I could not help you there, others would.

Also, no drug test that I know of.


Might want to take a break from the pipe the night before, just saying...


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i stopped as soon as I got the letter. 

1. Flat feet/plantar facia 

2. pseudofolliculitis barbae

3. ptsd/anxiety (was never documented as seen) But my service incident should be in my file, I hope anyway. 

4. Face scars from the shaving and a face surgery

5. Back pain, upper and lower (was seen only once for it, could be connected to my feet, not sure)

6. Migraines (longest shot)

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Did you ever get a copy of your service medical record?

The way they do it now, its digital and pretty quick to access that info.

No prep needed for a C&P exam.  Just show up.  Its good to understand the rating process, and what the C&P examiner should be doing at the exam, but not required.  I went through the DBQ forms that they have on the VA Web Site for my conditions so that I would understand what was going on and why.  You can find the DBQ's here.

They want to check out what is in your claim for the most part.  They are not there to treat you as a patient.  If you have records to show them, to back up your claim for service connection, you can take them, but the examiner is not required to look, some do, some dont.  Wear something comfortable, that wont interfere with the examination, I wore some gym shorts and a T shirt.


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No never did get it yet, ill get it in time for my appeals for what ever I'm denied for. As far as my anxiety/ptsd, I can't get any doctor to fill out the dbq's. So will they just deny me, or will he ask me about it. there was a service incident that caused my anxiety, I was just trying to be mr tough guy, and didn't go get seen. 

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