VA Compensation & Pension FAQs

Loyal Source was recently contracted by the VA to perform Medical Disability Exams, commonly referred to as ‘comp & pen’ exams. Please take a look at the Q&A below that answers our most common MDE questions.

If you’ve filed a claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for disability compensation or pension benefits,
VA may ask you to go to an examination as part of the claim process. For disability compensation, this exam helps VA determine if you have a disability related to your military service or if your condition should receive an increased rating due to it worsening. In the case of pension claims, the exam documents the level of your disability. This is known as a VA claim exam or a compensation & pension (C&P) exam.

This exam is different from a regular medical appointment because the examiner won’t prescribe any medicine or treat you – for instance, you won’t receive a referral to a specialist. The examiner will only perform a medical review to identify or confirm any disabilities shared in your claim application. They will record the findings and provide them to a VA claims processor to complete the claim process.

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