This is a glossary of terms related to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) compensation and pension examinations (C&P exams) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental disorders.
Many of these words or phrases are legal terms, which most of us do not understand at first. Hopefully, this glossary will enhance your comprehension of veterans law as it relates to C&P exams for PTSD and other mental disorders.
At least the legal language not as indecipherable as something written in Anglo-Saxon runes. ;^)
Presumption of competence for VA compensation and pension examiners - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) does not need to demonstrate a C&P examiner's qualifications or competence for a claim being heard by the Board of Veterans Appeals, unless the veteran questions the examiner's competence.
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