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After waiting many, many months for C&P exams for several disability rating increases and one new disability I went to a third party exam company, QTC Medical Group. Is there any way for me to get the results and notes from their "exams"? I believe there were omissions and errors that has resulted in the VA planning to cut my ratings and benefits in half. They also completely ignored the new disability filing

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Allan Eddy Well if you are really unhappy that there were inconsistencies in the exam, contact your RO and tell them why you believe your exam was in adequate and that you want a new one right away. W

Al Personally, I'd fire her but. She is feeding the same bs that the VA feeds the VSO when they "train" them.  Of course you have to have new evidence if you go for an increase. Duh. She is back peddl

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Allan Eddy Well if you are really unhappy that there were inconsistencies in the exam, contact your RO and tell them why you believe your exam was in adequate and that you want a new one right away. Write down what was not asked or done depending on your disabilities and symptoms. They may have broken off your new disability claim and it is being evaluated separately, more than likely. Be specific in what they missed. For example, you went for an increase on your knee. The examiner didn't use a tool to examine your flex but just did a visual. You can't get a copy directly from the contractor. Once it is posted after 30 days, it is visable on VBMS for a VSO or lawyer to see. If you want to get a hard copy, you have to request your c-file or just the C&P exam by doing a FOIA request. Both actions will take months to do. Go to va.gov and look up the status of your claims. Or call Peggy and see if they didn't split them off; that is probably your situation as you have 2 types of claims.

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5 hours ago, GBArmy said:

Allan Eddy Well if you are really unhappy that there were inconsistencies in the exam, contact your RO and tell them why you believe your exam was in adequate and that you want a new one right away. Write down what was not asked or done depending on your disabilities and symptoms. They may have broken off your new disability claim and it is being evaluated separately, more than likely. Be specific in what they missed. For example, you went for an increase on your knee. The examiner didn't use a tool to examine your flex but just did a visual. You can't get a copy directly from the contractor. Once it is posted after 30 days, it is visable on VBMS for a VSO or lawyer to see. If you want to get a hard copy, you have to request your c-file or just the C&P exam by doing a FOIA request. Both actions will take months to do. Go to va.gov and look up the status of your claims. Or call Peggy and see if they didn't split them off; that is probably your situation as you have 2 types of claims.

Thanks! I don't know what an RO is or how to "call Peggy" but I guess I can google FOIA and see where that takes me. My VSO told me that "DBQs are NOT considered medical evidence by VA" so I am wondering why I spent so much time and effort getting four of those and NEXUS letters from my primary doctors.

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RO=Regional Office Peggy is 1-800-827-1000 the general info number you can call for claims questions. Don't put a lot of stock in Peggy's timeliness or accuracy however.

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DBQ's from you own doctors is medical ecidense. The form must be still valid, that is, not expired. They must consider ALL medical evidence, even if submitted on an expired DBQ BUT it may not be suitable for rating purposes. For example, if there is a comment section and the doctor adds evidence that he has obtained on evaluation, the have to consider it. It may not be a valuable as the examiner's remarks/findings, but it still has to be considered. Point is before the VA came out with pulling public DBQ's, you doc you'd fill out the DBQ and, if sufficient, you might not have to go to a VA C&P exam. They would use the one furnished. The VA doesn't want to do that anymore.

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