Vet Comp & Pen

Frequently Asked Questions

At Vet Comp & Pen, we understand that identifying medical evidence for VA claims can be overwhelming. There is so much information to keep track of. We have culled our resources to provide information to answer our most frequently asked questions to help save you time. This information can also help you get the most from your free evaluation with a member of our staff.

Disclaimer: Please note that in no way does this information serve as legal advice.
There is no guarantee of accuracy. Please consult a professional for individual circumstances.

Veterans’ benefits are excluded from federal taxable income. The following amounts paid to Veterans or their families are not taxable:

  • Money for education or training
  • Subsistence allowances
  • Disability compensation for disabilities paid either to Veterans or their families
  • Pension payments to Veterans or their dependents

Veterans have one year from the date of their Rating Decision Letter to file an appeal.

As a service, Vet Comp & Pen provides medical consulting to support VA claims with medical evidence. Our professionals are on hand to help you with acquiring the correct medical evidence to support your claim. Our goal is to medically and ethically get you the highest rating you qualify for. However, we do not fill out claims or provide legal and medical advice. We help you medically strategize evidence to support your claim.

Veterans Service Officers help Veterans by educating about available services, assisting with filing claims, and by representing individuals and presenting claims at VA hearings. Unlike Vet Comp & Pen, VSOs are a government service that is free to Veterans.

Vet Comp & Pen is a private organization, so as a client, you are our main priority. We can offer you more attention, helping you develop medical evidence to support your claim.

We offer a free consultation to see if we are a fit for you. Vet Comp & Pen only receives payment when you choose to work with us, and you subsequently receive a claim benefit. We NEVER charge any medical consulting fees unless you receive a benefit from our services.

Vet Comp & Pen is a national organization. Our team can help you medically support your claims in any of the 50 states and other US territories. 

A Veteran can receive both VA disability and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits at the same time. Receiving VA disability benefits may impact your eligibility for SSI benefits.

If you’re a Veteran getting VA benefits because of a non-service-related disability, your Social Security benefits are not affected. However, your VA benefits may be reduced if you are receiving Social Security payments.

The C&P Exam is an important part of the VA disability claims process. It is performed by either a VA salaried physician or a contracted physician to document the severity of the Veteran’s medical condition. In some cases, more than one C&P Exam will be required. A general physician usually conducts the first C&P Exam. For some conditions, an exam with a specialist will be required.

Continue where you left off!

Complete your FREE Medical Evaluation to maximize disability benefits for your VA claim with supporting medical evidence.

Before your start your Medical Evaluation

You’ve taken the next step in making sure you’re receiving all the VA disability benefits you medically ethically qualify for.

After all, you’re the only person who can truly take responsibility for yourself!

Your Medical Evaluation (which was created by a C&P examiner) provides our team with the information they need to start evaluating your circumstances.

From your answers, we can potentially identify where you could receive increased or additional VA disability benefits you medically and ethically qualify for.

After you complete your evaluation, a member of our team will call you to confirm your information and discuss what happens next in the free strategy around your potential options.

A few important tips before you begin...

  1. Set aside 20-30 minutes to complete the assessment.
  2. Answer all the questions to the best of your ability, there are no right or wrong answers.
  3. Depending on your answers, we may request additional information for our team to complete your initial strategy.

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If you would like to complete your evaluation
by phone or have any questions, you can schedule a time to speak with us.