United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Memphis VA Medical Center

Compensation and Pension Process Expectations

Compensation & Pension (C&P) Process Expectations

  • Claims for disability should be filed in a timely manner*
  • Memphis VAMC follows the guidelines from the Regional Office
  • Veterans Affairs will examine only the particular problem noted in the claim
  • Specialized providers are carefully selected and specifically designated for the purpose of C&P exams
  • Memphis VAMC's goal is to complete the C&P exam within 25 days of receiving the request
  • Completed examinations are submitted to the Regional Office for further processing
  • The C&P process does not provide treatment or medication (this can be obtained from your VA primary care provider)

What you can do as a Veteran to help the C&P Process

  • Arrive on time to every appointment
  • Ensure that every C&P appointment is kept
  • Bring copies of appropriate outside medical records to the C&P appointment
  • Keep copies of all medical documentation

* For any questions pertaining to the C&P process of how C&P claims should be filed, contact the OEF/OIF Transition Patient Advocates. Bob Brooks or Arthur Johnson's information can be found to the right.

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OEF/OIF Transition Patient Advocates


Bob Brooks served with the U.S. Navy before joining the Memphis VAMC as an OEF OIF Transition Patient Advocate.

Bob Brooks
OEF/OIF Transition Patient Advocate
ext. 6338

Arthur Johnson served as a member of the U.S. Army before joining the Memphis VAMC as an OEF OIF Transition Patient Advocate 

Arthur Johnson
OEF/OIF Transition Patient Advocate
ext. 6340