VA continues to refuse benefit of doubt to veterans

Mont. case could have implications for thousands of vets

“My screening is the same screening that is done by every psychologist that works for the VA doing a TBI examination,” he added.

One of the hearing examiners asked whether it might be more useful to base assessments on earlier, more extensive neuropsychological testing.

“You may well be correct,” Bateen responded. “But again, I have to operate under the guidelines as established by the VA, and the VA has in essence said that we don’t need to do all of this, that we — maybe it’s financial. I don’t know. You know? My exam is a whole lot cheaper than doing a two-day neuropsych exam.”

You can read one of the CAP member’s personal take on who is qualified to make disability decisions at Beacon Reader.

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One thought on “VA continues to refuse benefit of doubt to veterans

  1. May 22 2015 FYI : I just read that Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital has closed many parts for construction until next week (Surgery, E.R. Labor and Delivery )

    It makes me wonder what they are finding and removing and where are they dumping it now?

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