A NSC veteran, who needs a lot of help, wheelchair bound, and resides in an assisted living facility, was forced to the VA medical center for a medical.

A NSC veteran, who needs a lot of help, wheelchair bound, and resides in an assisted living facility, was forced to the VA medical center for a medical. All supporting documents were filed, including his physicians report, ALF letter and caregiver (sitter) letter, stating his medical condition, and the impracticality of trying to get him to the center. 

A NSC veteran, who needs a lot of help, wheelchair bound, and resides in an assisted living facility, was forced to the VA medical center for a medical.

The VA adjudicator has the right to demand the NSC vet to the VA hospital. However, we sent a statement in support of claim form, but that was rejected. They insisted that the NSC veteran came to the clinic. If they insist, make sure that someone goes with the veteran into the examination room so that the VA doctor has the full picture, many times, vets give the doctor the impression that they do not need any assistance when they actually do.

Form 21-4142 gives the VA the right to request whatever they want from a private doctor…this should have sufficed. Maybe they confused the type of claim, NSC with SC. 

The cost of transportation, if an ambulance was required would be ridiculous. However, the son took the veteran, and everything has worked out, except for dragging the veteran, thru this procedure.

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