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VA claim (C&P) exam resumption

Resuming in-person C&P exams

At the beginning of April 2020, as concerns about COVID-19 infections increased and the President declared a national emergency, VA suspended its in-person medical disability examinations for its compensation and pension (C&P) programs. On May 28, 2020, VA resumed in-person C&P exams in locations where it was safe to do so. VA has since expanded these in-person examinations to other locations based upon local COVID-19 risk assessments.

We will contact you

If you require an in-person C&P exam and live in or near a resumed location, a VA contract medical exam provider will contact you. To learn more, view or download our VA Claim Exam Resumption FAQ/fact sheet. Below are the locations where we’ve resumed in-person exams.

As a Veteran who may be planning to file or has recently filed a VA compensation or pension claim, we know that you may have questions about the claim process and what to expect. After you submit your claim, an important part of the claim decision process may include a VA claim exam, also known as a compensation and pension (C&P) exam.

Scheduled Appointments

If you have any questions regarding your appointments to include rescheduling, canceling an existing appointment(s), or missed appointment(s), please see the COVID-19 Contract Exam Fact Sheet for guidance and points of contact.

Get answers to commonly asked questions about the C&P claim exam

Visit to learn more about claim exams after you file your disability benefits claim.

Video Series: What to Expect During Your Claim Exam

Our YouTube playlist on VA claim exams will walk you through what may happen and what to expect during your exam based on your claimed condition(s).

Cover image for COVID-19 Contract Exam Fact SheetCOVID-19 contract exam fact sheet

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide all Veterans and service members with important information about the Veterans Benefits Administrations (VBA) and MDEO contract examinations.

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You can find the most up-to-date information on VA C&P exam resumption from this one-page fact sheet.

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This fact sheet provides an update on VA's resumption of in-person claim (C&P) exams, and information about the C&P exam process. This fact sheet answers your frequently asked questions in detail.

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This fact sheet provides a quick guide on the VA claim exam process, and what you can expect during and after your exam.

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This tips sheet offers Veterans helpful information to make the VA claim exam process easier and less stressful if you need to attend a VA claim exam.

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This document provides important answers to frequently asked questions about the VA claim exam process.

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This document provides a quick, step-by-step overview of the VA claim process and the VA claim exam.

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This document explains the process for mental health claim exams, including how mental health conditions are evaluated by VA for compensation claims.

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Cover image for the Review Exam process overview.Review exams fact sheet

This document provides an overview of the Review Exam process, including what a review exam is, why it may be requested, and why it’s important to attend.

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