VA Medical Exams Continue Despite Increase in Coronavirus Cases

In an attempt to ease the backlog of almost 200,000 disability claims, the Department of Veterans Affairs is amping up their efforts to recommence Compensation and Pension exams amidst the soaring coronavirus cases.

According to an article published by, “The situation leaves many veterans unsure of the health risks with a difficult choice: Head outside their homes for face-to-face medical appointments despite the virus spikes or delay those exams — and any disability payouts — for even more months. David McLenachen, executive director of VA’s Medical Disability Examinations Program Office, said for now most veterans have been comfortable with heading back to the doctor’s office.”

Relevant Pages: Veterans Disability