Have questions about your Veterans Disability Compensation and Pension Exam? This page helps explain what you should expect at your exam.
If you have questions after reading the article below, give us a call and talk to Woods & Woods Veterans Disability Lawyers for free. Ask all the questions you have – we’ll answer them. For help, please call (866) 232-5777 or just fill out the free VA claim evaluation form.
What is a Veterans Disability Compensation and Pension Exam?
A Veterans Disability Compensation and Pension Exam takes place whenever any veteran files for VA Compensation or Pension Benefits. Veterans Disability Compensation and Pension Exams are done by either a doctor, a psychologist, or another medical professional. The VA is responsible for Veterans Disability Compensation and Pension Exam.
Veterans Disability Compensation and Pension Exams are done to evaluate your disabilities. If a veteran is filing for physical conditions, the doctor may perform some medical tests. If a veteran is filing for mental conditions, the doctor may perform some mental exams.
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Do you need a lawyer for your Veterans Disability Compensation and Pension Exam?
Your Veterans Disability Lawyer does not attend your C&P Exam. Your Veterans Disability Compensation and Pension Exam will determine what kinds of VA Benefits you’ll get and how much money you’ll receive. Knowing what questions will be asked and what kinds of information to give is valuable to your case. It is really important to talk with a Veteran Disability Benefits Lawyer before you take your exam so they can steer you in the right direction.
Will a lawyer charge for questions about my Veterans Disability Compensation and Pension Exam?
No. You do not need to pay a Veteran Benefit Lawyer anything for a conversation, ever. Woods & Woods will never charge for a legal consultation. We will help you determine if you have a VA Disability Benefits claim and explore your legal options.
Should I study for my Veterans Disability Compensation and Pension Exam?
Studying before your Veterans Disability Compensation and Pension Exam is not something you have to do. Doctors and other experts are going to ask you questions about your life, your health, your time in the service and other things like that. Just give honest answers and answer to the best of your memory.
What if I don’t know an answer to a question during my Veterans Disability Compensation and Pension Exam?
If you get asked a question about your past or your health and you don’t know the answer, or can’t remember – just tell them that. You are not required to know everything but it will help your case if you can describe basic important things such as your symptoms or the health problems you’re going through.
Do I have to take a Veterans Disability Compensation and Pension Exam?
Yes you do. A Veterans Disability Compensation and Pension Exam is a test given by the VA to determine what kinds of benefits you’re eligible for. The exam will be conducted by a doctor, a psychologist or a nurse practitioner who will ask you all kinds of questions having to do with your medical history, what pains or problems you’re having, how bad your PTSD is, etc. You should be honest with your answers. The way you answer the questions can either help your claim or hurt it.
Do you need help filing a Veterans Disability claim?
Filing a Veterans Disability claim can be hard to do on your own. We suggest you call Woods and Woods for help filing your VA Disability claim. Veterans Benefits Law can be a very complex. There are numerous deadlines and regulations. Woods & Woods VA Disability Compensation Lawyers never charge for help with your application.
What if I was denied Veterans Disability Benefits?
Veterans can appeal a previous VA Disability Benefits denial or low rating. The Veterans Administration regularly denies legitimate claims. However, you only have a limited amount of time that you can appeal. VA Benefits appeals can be difficult. We highly suggest your hire an attorney to help you. Too many veterans are denied because they simply don’t understand VA law – it is much more complex than just submitting a few forms and getting your approval.
Can I afford a Veterans Disability Lawyer?
Woods and Woods never charges a penny unless we win your case! Our fee is a small percentage of your backpay and case expenses. We never touch your future benefits. If you lose your case, your don’t owe us a penny.