The Veterans Evaluation Services (VES) at www.vesservices.com provides medical disability examinations for compensation and pension purposes. However, many veterans who receive appointment letters from VES are not showing up for examinations because they are not sure of the legitimacy of the letter. Veterans who are contacted by VES need to report to the exams; not doing so can affect a VA claim. VES cannot provide transportation to the exams, and does not perform exams for incarcerated, pregnant, and Gulf War (undiagnosed illness) veterans. The normal turnaround time is 21 days or less for VBA exams, 26 days for VHA exams, 35 days for Integrated Disability Evaluation System cases and 45 days or longer for exams conducted overseas.
For more on veteran benefits programs, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.