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Can I get a rating without a VA C&P exam? Do all VA claims require a compensation and pension exam? This is a great question. Many veterans have this fear or this desire to stay far away from a compensation and pension examination. The first answer to the question, do I have to go to a compensation and pension exam to get a VA rating? The answer is sometimes no, but usually yes.
There are three reasons to go to a C&P examination:
1.) Determine if you have a current chronic disability
2.) Is your condition related to active duty military service
3.) If you can get those two things answered with medical evidence, do you have a chronic disability
It seems simple. The reality is that the VA is required to look at your overall disability rating. Sometimes, based on your overall disability picture, your rating will be bumped up to a higher level.
Suppose you can provide that information along with a nexus statement, along with a diagnosis. In that case, hopefully, you can provide all of the evidence needed to rate your condition and make a determination on service connection. Hopefully, you can avoid a compensation and pension examination. It doesn’t always work. Sometimes it does. Most veterans will have to attend a compensation and pension examination to get evaluated for their claim.