Jump to content

Sponsored Ads



  • Latest Donations

  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    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 ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    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

Sponsored Ads

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
VietnamVetSis

Experience with C&P Exam

Question

I have got to post that a recent C&P Exam at the Washington DC VA Medical Center was absolutely delightful !  Not what I was anticipating!   Took my brother in for Diabetes Type II (presumptive for Vietnam / Agent Orange Exposure) C&P exam .   First the doctor called at 8 am and said he wasn't busy - come on in anytime.   Waited 2 minutes in the lobby and then he allowed me to accompany my brother back.   Asked a few questions and even said, "if he gets any heart issues to be sure to file another claim".  Wow.   Now we had just had a physical performed by his VA primary care physician a few days earlier and blood tests were back for high A1C, and his primary had noted on his VA medical record that he had Diabetes 2 so I guess this was a no-brainer for the C&P examiner and non-debatable.   The appointment was less than 10 minutes.  So now we wait for the disability rating.   But I can say that since he was enrolled at the DC Medical Center, all of the care he has received there has been quickly scheduled / handled smoothly / and extremely thorough.   Everyone we've come into contact there has been very polite and accommodating.  This includes a physical, blood work, two EKG's, cardio referral, and now this C&P exam.   In light of the negative reputation for VA medical  - thought I would share this pleasant experience.  Hope it continues.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Its the "beltway syndrome".  The Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md (near DC) used to be top, top notch.  My son was born there.    It was the same thing in the 1970's...the hospital near the capital had great service, great funding, etc., while the other VA hosptials suffer.   I can see they continue this.  

The facitlites near the government big whigs offices are good, so VA can lie to the government big whigs that VAMC is "the greatest health care in the world" and somebody beleives them.  Its all about VA duping congress, as VA always wants more money from congress.  When they do get more money, they squander it.  Key example:  VA got another 10 billion from congress for "Veterans choice".  A few months later, we found out much of that 10 billion or so was diverted to complete the hospital in Denver.  The contractors held the VA hostage, and VA bought it.  You see, the Denver hospital was about a billion dollars over budget, and contractors threatented to stop working if they did not get an extra billion.  So, they got their money, and Vets got shafted...again.  

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ad

  • 0

I get your drift BroncoVet.   I go to Walter Reed/Bethesda as well as my husband (retired LTC US Army) for specialty appointments they don't offer to retirees/dependents at Ft. Belvoir Hospital.  Pretty nice facility - good care there.   My daughter was born at the 'old' Walter Reed hospital that was pretty grungy 26 years ago.  I tried to get my brother a special "Choice" private physician appointment and could not even get a call back from the VA even after I left 3 messages that it was an acute cardio problem.   They definitely have issues with that program.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • OK so I had pancreatectomy in 2003 due to an impacted goldstone 2/3 of my  Pancreas was removed I am type one diabetes with very large scars continued diarrhea stomach problems Constant back and shoulder pain I recently received a Nexus letter from my  endocrinologist related to my service in the gulf war.  Any suggestions or advice from anyone
    • I would like to meet other Hadit members who live in Michigan.  We have at least two major VA Hospitals (Battle Creek, Ann Arbor).  Or maybe you go to the the John Dingell in Detroit.  

      I like Ann Arbor.  I like the fact that most of the doctors there are also at the UM Hospital.  I don't like how uickly they seem to turn over though.  
        • Like
      • 5 replies
    • Really?
      I am confused.  A few days ago I spoke to a person at a VARO who said if I die from something other than service-connected my husband gets zero, zilch, squat.  Hmmmmmm, it seems the rules change willy-nilly...I have been rated 100% P & T for over 10 years, MS is static, and I am 56 years of age.

      Can a fellow Veteran shed a light on this?

      Thank you.
        • Haha
      • 15 replies
    • Fund raising for HadIt.com
      The site is supported through ads and ad free subscriptions, we are also asking for any support you would like to send our way. You can give a $1 or more it all helps. Keep in mind though that it is NOT tax deductible and we are NOT a non profit. As the site grows so do the costs and ads and subscription do not always keep pace with the costs. Any help is appreciated, but not required.
      • 11 replies
    • Carol Ozanecki- Blue Water vet Advocate called me with this news:

      https://www.stripes.com/news/lawmakers-launch-new-effort-to-provide-agent-orange-coverage-for-blue-water-navy-vets-1.525395

      Also there is a article in Pop Culture she sent to me----mentionig Blue Water vets buy I felt it was too political to post here. You can google it if you want to read it.

       

       
      • 10 replies
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines