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how can i obtain a copy of my C and P from last year,the c and P was favorable to my case and im looking to have outside treatment done.I had the C and P done at LHI near my hometown,I called the regional office of the va in NYC and they pointed me to st louis mo etc,Is it possible to find a local VSO who could in turn look it up for me at there office?Or does LHI have the ability to give me a copy if i request it from them?,im trying to get a copy in the shortest time possible without waiting 4-5 months as stated by my local RO

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There are a couple things you can do, but probably the quickest way is to get aVSO that has VBMS to look it up and make a copy. If there are VSO's at your VAMC get an appointment (if they don't have walk-ins) and then ask them if they can do it for you. Or, sometimes if the RO is veteran friendly (??), you can ask them. You will need yo sign a release form but no big deal.

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You should also have the ability to go to the medical records office and file a release of information document and have them print it out there.

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On 9/11/2019 at 7:34 AM, GBArmy said:

but probably the quickest way is to get aVSO that has VBMS to look it up and make a copy. I

here is where I get Geeky.

The Permission to Print is an application level permission.( Few remote VSO's will get that permission level for security reasons; even VSO's in the VARO building typically have to get a VA employee to print docs). The operating system (windows, unix, etc) are not built with that permission and it takes adding code to the OS to allow the component parts of a printing system to work. Drivers, DLL's , etc. have to be coded to handle printing. This includes the spooler, for those of you who know what that is; it is not a native OS function. Yes, it is common and all popular OS's now build a basic spool function in, but separate code is needed for it to be functional in any meaningful way.

Remember that these policies predate the explosion of the Internet and Cell Phone Cameras. The idea behind the security policy is to prevent unauthorized copies of the Veterans File from being printed and left lying around or distributed. The VA sought the best way to only produce a document that they controlled the distribution of directly to the VET or their POA holder. Cell phones cameras do make this policy obsolete in many ways.

If a vet was careless with the doc, that is no them, but if a VSO or VA person printed and distributed the doc (or left lying around) the Government would have violated several privacy laws and document control laws. VSO's with access to print operate at a higher level of access to the system than just the random VSO who is allowed to see into the system.

The VA could legally change their distribution of our C-files with internal policy changes to use existing infrastructure as say Ebenefits, MyHealthyVet, or VA.gov, to allow the vet to use 2 factor authentication to download a copy of their C-file.

The VA could make a policy change to make is so that an initial claim or claim for increase also included an FOIA agreement and consider it a request for the Veterans C-file.

The VA will not make that change, but veterans can band together and demand Congress amend 38 CFR or 38 USC or Public Laws to mandate the VA implement such a process.

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On 9/11/2019 at 10:22 AM, johnsctt78 said:

Hello

how can i obtain a copy of my C and P from last year,the c and P was favorable to my case and im looking to have outside treatment done.I had the C and P done at LHI near my hometown,I called the regional office of the va in NYC and they pointed me to st louis mo etc,Is it possible to find a local VSO who could in turn look it up for me at there office?Or does LHI have the ability to give me a copy if i request it from them?,im trying to get a copy in the shortest time possible without waiting 4-5 months as stated by my local RO

The easiest way I have found is to submit a FOIA request is you can do so on a form 21-4138 and make sure your information is filled out correctly, write in the statement area exactly what you are wanting. fax the form to 844-531-7818 or mail to Department of veterans affairs claim intake center. PO BOX 5235 Janesville,WI 53547-5235 should only take a couple of weeks.

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As Geeky mention above with the VA IT Dept personal known as  ''Risk Managers''   the VA IT dept has their flaws.  (no one is perfect.)

Just an in part example about fiduciary issues

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVAOIG/bulletins/25ed289

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