Your VA claim exam questions answered

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Updates to webpages explaining VA Claim Exam FAQ.

Dear Veteran,

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes that you may have questions regarding the VA claim exam (also known as a compensation and pension, or C&P, exam) process if you have filed a disability claim. To help answer many of these questions, VA has updated the following two websites regarding VA claim exams:

VA claim exams are a critical part of the claims process and VA wants to help you understand this process. VA’s updated websites provide answers about why a claim exam may or may not be needed, who contacts you about scheduling exams and how you may be contacted. These new webpages contain answers to additional questions such as:

  • What to do if an exam is missed;
  • How to reschedule an appointment;
  • What to bring to the exam and how to prepare for it;
  • Who completes the exam;
  • Costs or travel expenses and so much more.

Please visit our updated websites for answers to frequently asked questions and for updated information regarding VA claim exams.