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    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

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The new comp exam system

Mr cue


So a buddy of mine has a claim that was just remand by bva for new exams.

So for a month they offer exam 150 miles away. The va hospital is 15 min away smh.

So it took them a month to get appoint with the place that does ssi claim exam. 


I don't like this it seem alot of veteran are get bad exams adding years of appeal time 

I don't understand the va hospital has ever specialist and has treated most of us all our disabled life.

To me this seem like a step to getting  rid of the va health system. And to denied more veterans

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Claims are denied for many reasons:   C & P exams that are deficient and purposefully are geared to deny the claim.***   (And VA knows many vets are unable to come up with cash for

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Claims are denied for many reasons:
C & P exams that are deficient and purposefully are geared to deny the claim.***
(And VA knows many vets are unable to come up with cash for a strong IMO/IME from a real doctor).
Claims that are prepared inaccurately  by the veteran or their representative.
Denials that involve probative evidence the VA has deliberately chosen to ignore.
Denials that are correct because the claim has no merit.
We have seen all of the above here.
***** Veterans have had a lot of power regarding many issues, to include the enormous amount of work it took from vets themselves to get on the Blue Water Navy  AO Ships  list, and also from the persistence of two members here, ( one is deceased) have gotten the Thailand AO, and Conus AO claims resolved. The C 123 AO situation started out with one C 123 vet and his small forum and all of their work produced the C123 AO regulations.The Korean War AO regulations were expanded some time ago, due to the work of Korean War Veterans.
But veterans, for Decades, have put up with  and accepted  C & P crap , knowing their chances of getting a fair C & P Can happen but more often than not,
it will be used to deny the claim. 
When are veterans going to unite enough to actively do something about this?
Why not start a Forum  to challenge the way these C & Ps are being done?
Vets could gain the attention of the H VAC if they had submissions of lousy C & P exams from members here..
I would be willing share  all of he C & P exams they did on my dead husband, so absolutely ridiculous , knowing he could not speak for himself.......with the H VAC......
and all of which I overcame by fighting back.....only if veterans are willing to begin a movement to join together and contact ,with their C & P evidence,  the House  Veterans Affairs Committee.
But my daughter wants them all published in my book.
Veterans could prepare a Bill- google that and it will tell you how to do that- requesting a refund of any IMO/IME fees that VA caused them to incur, to overcome a lousy C & P exam.
If the VA is forced to refund costly IMO/IME fees that were the only recourse the claimant had, for a fair resolve of their claim, the VA might alter their C & P program, or instead just agree to pay, right from the git go- for a strong IMO/IME and thus that will save them the cost of their C & P exams, and the cost to the taxpayer of the endless ,and always backlogged, appeals process
Or veterans can do nothing about the C & P situation,
and future generations of deserving men and women ,who honorably served our country-
will be stuck with it.
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49 minutes ago, Berta said:
Great suggestion by Berta-
"If the VA is forced to refund costly IMO/IME fees that were the only recourse the claimant had, for a fair resolve of their claim, the VA might alter their C & P program, or instead just agree to pay, right from the git go- for a strong IMO/IME and thus that will save them the cost of their C & P exams, and the cost to the taxpayer of the endless ,and always backlogged, appeals process."
I'd imagine the gov't bureaucrats like OMB would get serious heartburn if they did!


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