VA C&P Exams for PTSD

CCK breaks down everything veterans need to know before, during, and after a Compensation and Pension Examination. Find out who will conduct your exam, what is the examiner looking for, what happens during the exam, how to challenge an unfavorable exam, how VA rates PTSD, and tips from our knowledgeable team of lawyers and advocates.

0:32 What are Compensation and Pension (C&P) Exams?
01:09 Elements of Service Connection for PTSD and C&P Exams
3:02 Do C&P Exams for PTSD Hold More Weight than Private Treatment Records?
04:20 Who Conducts C&P Exams for PTSD? Do/Should They Review Veterans’ Records?
6:12 How is PTSD Diagnosed?
7:56 What to Expect Before the PTSD C&P Exam
8:45 During the PTSD C&P Exam: Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ)
12:02 During the PTSD C&P Exam: CAPS-5
12:54 Question from the Audience: Do you have to have been in treatment for PTSD before you file a claim?
14:36 What if the C&P Examiner Finds You Have a Mental Health Condition Other Than PTSD?
15:39 Common Reasons for Unfavorable PTSD C&P Exam Results
17:29 Challenging Unfavorable C&P Exams
19:27 How VA Rates Veterans With PTSD
21:57 Tips for Attending C&P Exams for PTSD
25:08 Final Thoughts
26:12 Question from the Audience: Are Mental Health Conditions Rated Separately or Combined?

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