After You Submit Evidence...
Once you have submitted all of the evidence to the VA Regional Office it usually takes a moth or so before you hear anything from them. You will receive a letter for a physical examination on Form Letter 20-8992. This examination is more commonly referred to as a “C & P” (Compensation & Pension). An example of this letter can be found in Chapter 27 “C & P Questions”. You can identify this letter by the hand written words “First Letter C&P”
Next you will receive a letter from the VA Hospital where the C & P will be held. An example of this letter can be found in Chanter 27 “C & P Questions”. You can identify this letter by the hand written works “Second Letter C & P”.This letter will also be accompanied by Form 70-354c “Notice To Report”. This Form is about one third of the size of a regular sheet of paper. An example of this “Notice To Report” Form can be found in Chapter 27 “C & P Questions”. You can identify this Form by the hand written words “C & P Notice To Report”.
It is very important you do not miss your scheduled C & P meeting. If you fail to arrive at the meeting the VA could disallow your Claim based on your failure to appear. What ever you do, do not forget your C & P appointment.
Sometimes the VA will reschedule your C & P for no apparent reason. There is not much you can do about it if they reschedule you. However, if they reschedule you more than once, complain to your Psychiatrist. Your Psychiatrist can help speed up the rescheduling and help see to it that your are not rescheduled again.