VA Eliminates Requirement of In-Person Medical Examination in Some Veterans’ Benefit Cases

According to an article by Rick Maze at, the Department of Veterans Affairs recently made the decision to eliminate the requirement of an in-person medical examination in some cases.  It can often be difficult for veterans to have to schedule another appointment and have to wait for an examination.  The recent change by the VA allows a medical professional to review the veteran’s file and decide if their is already enough evidence of disability in the file to establish entitlement to benefits.

This change is part of a number of recent moves that will hopefully allow the VA to process claims for veterans benefits more quickly.  VA is attempting to improve efficiency so it can cut the average processing time of a claim from 255 days to 125 days by 2015.

What if I have more questions about my VA claim?

I understand you want your VA claim to be done as quickly as possible. But remember the ultimate goal – to win your VA disability compensation claim.

You may eventually get there on your own, but it may be after a series of decisions by the Regional Office and Board of Veterans Appeals. Sometimes claims are appealed and remanded several times, which can cause a claim to drag on for years. If you are interested in avoiding unnecessary delay in your claim and want to do everything you can to maximize your chances of success, it is probably a good idea for you to consult with an accredited veterans disability attorney.

We would be happy to talk to you. If you would like a free consultation with our Perkins Studdard veterans disability attorneys just click here or give us a call to begin the process.

Travis Studdard is an attorney who focuses on representing veterans in VA disability compensation claims.  He regularly writes about issues that are important to veterans and their families.
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