New C&P Exam and Timeline

Turtlemomplusthree

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It looks like I have successfully garnered a new C&P exam with my MEB rebuttal. But with the freeze on exams, I now am delayed even further. Would you fight to just use the deficient exam and treatment records to move the case forward, or have a thoroughly delayed case? I am already on 6 months from referral and do not have an approved 3947.
 

Turtlemomplusthree

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Adding that I did not specifically request a new exam in the rebuttal, as I was able to see my specialist who wrote a 5 page AHLTA note that aligned with the DBQ, and I have supplemental physical therapy records with ROM readings.
 

chaplaincharlie

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The BCMR is very slow and often does not produce the results the member believes is appropriate. So leaving without getting all one's benefits straight while AD is the best route for most members. There could be some exceptions, but those would be rare events.
 

Bwit43

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From a financial/future aspect I would wait for future exams, especially if it’s the difference between retirement and separation. I wouldn’t trust the VA to provide accurate ratings with your new info as they will side with the incorrect C&P exams. A few of my claims weren’t even given 0% due to the C&P exams with black and white contradicting medical notes from my PCM/dermatologist/rheumatologist.

I still got 40% DoD so not to stressed and will be re-attacking the VA after I retire.
 

Turtlemomplusthree

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I have had 7 knee surgeries on one knee, and the C&P exam annotated no surgical history or surgical scars - it is that bad... But, that information is, clearly, found in my treatment history and is reflected on my NARSUM. I am, admittedly, venting a little because I was prepared to ask for a VARR vice have an unpredictable delay in my proceedings. I do feel a small bit of redemption that the appeal authority agreed that the exam was that bad, when I had not even requested a new exam (my MEB doctor said it never happens), but redemption does not buy me expediency.
 
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