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Feb 27, 2021

Financial Capacity Assessment

Financial capacity assessment - evaluation of a veteran's ability to manage his or her finances.

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Feb 27, 2021

What is a Vet Center?

A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vet Center provides readjustment counseling services to United States military veterans.

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Feb 27, 2021

VA PTSD Compensation and Pension Exam

Advice for veterans regarding the VA PTSD Compensation and Pension Examination (C&P Exam)

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Feb 27, 2021

The VA allows people to use the Waitlist APP to set appointments to talk to actual VBA raters

Courtesy of u/DaniChicago on the r/VeteransBenefits subreddit: "The VA allows people to use the Waitlist APP to set appointments to talk to actual VBA raters." For more details, click the link below to be taken to the thread on Reddit.

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Feb 26, 2021

Dissociative Symptoms Associated with Greater Suicide Risk, Poor Functioning, & Co-Morbid Psychopathology

• 1 in 5 veterans in a broad national sample endorsed mild-to-severe dissociative symptoms.

• Vets with dissociative symptoms had greater psychiatric comorbidity and poorer functioning.

• Dissociative symptoms predicted suicide risk above other comorbidities and trauma history.

This article on PTSDexams.net, about this important new research, also includes "Implications for C&P Examiners".

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Feb 25, 2021

Nominations Sought for Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Minority Veterans (CMV), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans (“the Committee”).

Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on July 15, 2021.

The "Continue reading" link below goes directly to the announcement in the Federal Register, which contains more details.

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Feb 25, 2021

Cause-Specific Mortality Risks Among Veterans 25 Years After 1990–1991 Gulf War

Twenty-five years after the Persian Gulf War are deployed veterans at greater risk for disease than their non-deployed counterparts?

Recent research seeks to answer this question. The answer might surprise you.

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Feb 25, 2021

April 2021 Meeting of the VA Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the dates for the April 2021 Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation meeting.

This post provides the dates and times for the two meeting sessions, including a table of meeting start times in eight United States time zones; the phone number and code to listen to the meeting live; and information on how you can submit a Public Statement to the Committee.

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Jan 20, 2021

Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans ... Act of 2020

Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020

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Jan 08, 2021

Major Veterans Legislation Becomes Law

C&P Exam News: H.R. 7105, the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, was signed by the President on 5 Jan 2021.

There's a lot in this bill, almost of all of it beneficial to veterans.

Of relevance to C&P Exams:

1. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) cannot eliminate C&P examiner positions until certain criteria are met.

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Dec 11, 2020

Disability Exams Research

Disability Exams Research - Provides a curated list of recent scholarly articles concerning disability examinations.

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Dec 11, 2020

Six CP Exams Per Day

VA often requires mental health examiners to complete six CP exams per day (C&P exams) per day, which significantly lowers exam quality.

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Dec 11, 2020

Legal Parameters of Mental Health C&P Exams

A chart that compares the legal parameters of mental health compensation and pension examinations (C&P exams) vs typical forensic psychology evaluations

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Dec 09, 2020

NOVA v Secretary of Veterans Affairs

NOVA v Secretary of Veterans Affairs is important veterans case law - en banc opinion - Federal Circuit

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Nov 23, 2020

How to Obtain Veterans Records

How to obtain veterans records for a VA disability claim.

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