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Episode 185: Can I Get a VA Rating Without a Compensation and Pension (C&P) Exam?

Compensation and pension, or C&P, exams are used extensively throughout the VA disability claims and appeals process. During these exams, examiners will evaluate a veteran’s claimed conditions to determine if service connection is warranted and gather evidence to assign a VA disability rating. Any veteran who files a claim may be asked to attend a C&P exam. Failing to attend a C&P exam that has been requested can be detrimental to a veteran’s claim, and even lead to a denial. However, VA C&P exams are not required for every disability claim and are not guaranteed to be requested. Tune in to learn more about these types of claims and the instances when an exam is not required.