This page contains information about the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) C&P exam for PTSD. As you probably know, "C&P exam" is short for "Compensation and Pension examination".
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) almost always requires a VA C&P exam for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The phrase "VA C&P exam" means an exam conducted by a VA-employed or contracted examiner, which is a psychologist or psychiatrist for PTSD exams.
Yes, there are unfortunately a lot of details involved with a C&P exam for PTSD.
Although I conducted C&P exams as a VA-employed psychologist for over 5 years, and I've read everything available on the topic, I am still learning new things about these exams.
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So, if you think I'm missing something, please educate me by commenting below! I appreciate it!
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