Jump to content
!! Advice given is in no way a substitute for consulting with a competent Veterans law firm, such as one on the NOVA advocate website !! ×
VA Disability Claims Community Forums - Hadit.com
  • veterans-crisis-line.jpg
    The Veterans Crisis Line can help even if you’re not enrolled in VA benefits or health care.


  • question-001.jpeg

    Have Questions? Get Answers.

    Tips on posting on the forums.

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery instead of ‘I have a question.
    2. Knowledgeable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title.
      I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
      Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph, there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.
    Leading too:

    exclamation-point.pngPost straightforward questions and then post background information.
    • Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
    Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
    • Question B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
    Rephrase the question: I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial of your claim?”
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. This process does not take long.
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. The review requirement will usually be removed by the 6th post. However, we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.
    • This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before hitting the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims, and this helps us do that.
  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   


  • VA Watchdog

  • 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

  • 0

Why 2nd C&P exam for same issue



5 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

That is difficult to know why-perhaps the first C &P exam was deficient in some way.

Have you tried to obtain a copy of the first exam?

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Its hard to say, if you have multiple claims it could be one was for the increase the other was for something somewhat related to another claim but had a related issue. for example i had an increase in for PTSD and for OSA service connection. since my claim for OSA was related to PTSD they did multiple (3 actually) mental health exams.

If thats not the case sometimes its because the rater got the first one and didnt think it answered the questions he needed to finish the claim, etc.  Its not always malicious in terms of "it was too favorable" although thats sometimes the case, it could have been just poorly written out or didnt go over specific items that relate to your claim

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
  • Content Curator/HadIt.com Elder

After my recent C&P exam, I have concerns about the quality of the examiners. The VARO is "supposed" to thoroughly review the exam findings. If anything is incomplete or inadequate, they can ask the examiner to either clarify or redo the exam.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I can say with certainty that they missed something in the first one, the second, and third. And after 4 exams for my tbi I was going crazy.  But in my case the doctor failed to report something....

Edited by jfrei (see edit history)
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I had 5 c&p's for TBI initial claim and PTSD increase.  4 of them were 'at least as likley as not' in my favor.  I had one bad c&p out of the 5.  I contested this one to the VARO.  Later I was awarded 100% P&T.  When I got my C-file recently, They had 2 Psyc Dr.s (none which did a C&P) comparing all the C&P's. One of them actually was siding with the bad C&P Dr's evaluation as me being an unreliable reporter.  In other words, a liar.  The other one ruled in my favor as being a reliable reporter and the two negative opinions didn't make any sense.  It worked out in my favor, but they had a couple of Docs try to side rail my claim.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

Guidelines and Terms of Use