Here are some things to remember for your first Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) compensation or pension (C&P) medical examination: (1) your examiner does not decide whether or not your condition is service connected – VBA claims processors do. C&P exams are tools used by claims processors to either collect missing evidence or clarify information in your claim; (2) in some cases, claims processors may have enough evidence in hand to make a decision without the need for a C&P examination; and (3) missing a scheduled exam could adversely affect your claim. Read about this on the VA VAntage Point Blog. For more information, watch the video on the VA VAntage Point Blog.
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