On Thursday, May 28, the US Department of Veterans Affairs issued a press release announcing that it will begin conducting in-person compensation and pension exams (commonly referred to as “C&P Exams”) at select locations across the country. Those locations include the following:
White River Junction VA Medical Center, Vt.
Syracuse VAMC, N.Y.
Erie VAMC, Penn.
Hershel “Woody” Williams VAMC, W. Va.
Salem VA Healthcare System (HCS), Va.
Ralph H. Johnson VAMC, S.C.
West Palm Beach VAMC, Fla.
James H. Quillen VA HCS, Tenn.
Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC, Ohio
Tomah VAMC, Wis.
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Madison VAMC, Wis.
Kansas City VAMC, Mo.
Central Arkansas Veterans HCS, Ark.
South Texas VA HCS, Texas
Fort Harrison VAMC, Mont.
Puget Sound VAMC, Wash.
Boise VAMC, Idaho
VA Southern Nevada HCS, Nev.
VA Southern Arizona HCS, Ariz.
Fargo HCS, N.D.
According to VA, veterans who are not within the service areas of these locations will continue to receive C&P Exams via “telehealth appointments or the acceptable clinical evidence process, which includes a review of existing medical records to provide information needed to complete the claim, whenever possible.” Veterans who receive services from the re-opening locations may elect to postpone examinations until a later date “without impact to their disability claim.”
Please feel free to contact us directly if you have a question about this or any other issue related to a VA service connected disability claim filed by you or a loved one. We may be reached by telephone at (608) 490-9449 or contact us online.