Monday, October 31, 2022

Your VA claim exam questions answered

VA claim exams are a critical part of the claims process and VA wants to help you understand this process.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Updates to webpages explaining VA Claim Exam FAQ.

Dear Veteran,

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes that you may have questions regarding the VA claim exam (also known as a compensation and pension, or C&P, exam) process if you have filed a disability claim. To help answer many of these questions, VA has updated the following two websites regarding VA claim exams:

VA claim exams are a critical part of the claims process and VA wants to help you understand this process. VA's updated websites provide answers about why a claim exam may or may not be needed, who contacts you about scheduling exams and how you may be contacted. These new webpages contain answers to additional questions such as:

  • What to do if an exam is missed;
  • How to reschedule an appointment;
  • What to bring to the exam and how to prepare for it;
  • Who completes the exam;
  • Costs or travel expenses and so much more.

Please visit our updated websites for answers to frequently asked questions and for updated information regarding VA claim exams.

Sent to on behalf of US Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration · 810 Vermont Avenue, NW · Washington, DC 20420 · 1-800-827-1000

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Great Lakes National Cemetery visit.

 On October 23, members of the Riders visited the Great Lakes National Cemetary to memorialize our past comrades. The Riders then rode to a popular lunch spot.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Virginia and District 4 Riders join trip to VFW National Home

Terry Baxter, Veronica Baxter a guest (Luke Baxter), and Gary Gamble met for breakfast at Olympic Coney Island located in Brownstown and then rode to meet the Virginia VFW Riders group at 11am.  We met them at the Pilot Travel Center at US 23 and US 223. They were coming from their hotel located in Westlake, OH. They rode from the east coast of Virginia to Westlake on Day 1.  Their group consisted of seven Virginia VFW Riders and two guest Riders from the Motorcycle Ministry. A total of 13 of us. One of them drove a chase vehicle with a trailer in case of a breakdown. 

We led them on their ride through Michigan, ending at the Holiday Inn Express in Charlotte. We stopped at the Artesian Wells Tavern for lunch and walked across the parking lot to the Town & Country Harley Davidson Dealer\ museum located in Cement City. After lunch, we rode around Jackson and by the VFW National Home onto the Holiday Inn Express.

Friday evening, we all met at the Charlotte VFW for their Pork Chop dinner and some comradery.

The following day, five Edwardsburg VFW Riders met us at the Holiday Inn. We led the group ride consisting of five groups to the Rosehill Cemetery for a 9am Memorial ceremony and wreath laying conducted by the Illinois State Commander and President along with other members. A section of the cemetery is reserved for residents or former residents of the VFW National Home for Children. Buried there is a former resident and Vietnam KIA, US Army PFC Elgie Hanna. Then we all rode to the VFW National Home for Children and spent the day there enjoying Illinois Day. All but one of the Virginia Riders was their first visit to the Home.  The Virginia VFW Riders and District 4 VFW Riders made separate donations to the VFW National Home during their program.