C&P Exam for PTSD

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 psychologist or psychiatrist examiner.


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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) created the useful flowchart (below) to help veterans and family members understand the disability claims process.


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