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Duplicate PTSD C&P Exams in November 2020


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I warn y'all that there's a lotta dates on this one but by the end hopefully y'all understand once I'm done. I have duplicate PTSD C&P Exams scheduled for 11/10/2020 (which I just had) and 11/16/2020. The C&P Exam on 11/10 indicated it was an "Initial PTSD" as that's what the paperwork indicated when I got it from LHI. The upcoming C&P Exam on 11/16/2020 is being done by the VA via VideoConnect. I initially contacted LHI and asked them if they would clarify/verify the PTSD Exam (whether Initial or Review). I literally found out on the day of the 11/10 PTSD would be a "Review Exam" while at the C&P Exam shortly after I sat down with the Examiner.

The day after I was scheduled for the LHI PTSD C&P Exam I get a call from the VA indicating that they were calling to schedule my routine future exam. I was like you're joking right. I told the VA Rep that I have an "Initial PTSD C&P" Exam with LHI scheduled for 11/10/2020. The VA Rep says that she can't see this in her system and that I would have to attend this routine future exam. It gets scheduled on 11/16/2020. As a CYA effort -- I then do an IRIS Request and I also call the White House Veterans Hotline to have a documentation trail should the VA come back later and tries to delete the above referenced info. I called the (800) 827-1000 number requesting to speak to the Waco VARO to get some clarity on the above, but to no avail. 

Here are a few other thing to note:

  • I have held the 70% PTSD rating since 07/23/2010. The rating codesheet for this at that time was listed as “Static”.
  • I got 100% IU in April 2019. When I got my updated ratings codesheet my PTSD was no longer considered “Static. It depicted a future exam date October 2020.

Is this typical for the VA to do stuff like this. Is there anything else that I could have do and/or should do? Thanks in advance

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On 11/15/2020 at 2:43 PM, IGottaKnow said:

I warn y'all that there's a lotta dates on this one but by the end hopefully y'all understand once I'm done. I have duplicate PTSD C&P Exams scheduled for 11/10/2020 (which I just had) and 11/16/2020. The C&P Exam on 11/10 indicated it was an "Initial PTSD" as that's what the paperwork indicated when I got it from LHI. The upcoming C&P Exam on 11/16/2020 is being done by the VA via VideoConnect. I initially contacted LHI and asked them if they would clarify/verify the PTSD Exam (whether Initial or Review). I literally found out on the day of the 11/10 PTSD would be a "Review Exam" while at the C&P Exam shortly after I sat down with the Examiner.

The day after I was scheduled for the LHI PTSD C&P Exam I get a call from the VA indicating that they were calling to schedule my routine future exam. I was like you're joking right. I told the VA Rep that I have an "Initial PTSD C&P" Exam with LHI scheduled for 11/10/2020. The VA Rep says that she can't see this in her system and that I would have to attend this routine future exam. It gets scheduled on 11/16/2020. As a CYA effort -- I then do an IRIS Request and I also call the White House Veterans Hotline to have a documentation trail should the VA come back later and tries to delete the above referenced info. I called the (800) 827-1000 number requesting to speak to the Waco VARO to get some clarity on the above, but to no avail. 

Here are a few other thing to note:

  • I have held the 70% PTSD rating since 07/23/2010. The rating codesheet for this at that time was listed as “Static”.
  • I got 100% IU in April 2019. When I got my updated ratings codesheet my PTSD was no longer considered “Static. It depicted a future exam date October 2020.

Is this typical for the VA to do stuff like this. Is there anything else that I could have do and/or should do? Thanks in advance

Hey y'all. I got an update on this...

At 8:06AM I received a phone call from my local area VAMC Compensation & Pension office informing me that the C&P Examiner was CANCELLING my 11/16/2020 Review PTSD C&P Exam appointment (via VideoConnect) today due to the fact of me having a recent Review PTSD C&P Exam on 11/10/2020 done by LHI. I told him that I wanted something in writing from the VA regarding this cancellation and it MUST include "why" this C&P Exam was cancelled. I stayed on the line with him until I got an email stipulating this.

I can't help but feel that someone at the VA was being sloppy and not paying attention. It's almost like something happened in the development phase if that makes sense. 

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