VA Medical appointment and making application for A&A

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CplK, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. CplK

    CplK Newbie

    Hello everyone,
    We are half-way through gathering everything to make our A&A application for Dad (Korean war vet, multiple health issues, needs in home caregiver) Dad has his own PCP, cardiologist and urologist. But, for over 15 years, Dad has also been going to a PCP at the VA in Boston area to get some prescription drugs (mostly heart), Audiology Services for 2 hearing aids, and for awhile, treatment for depression. Well, he no longer gets drugs (went to Plan D), stopped the depression treatment several years ago, and received new hearing aids in August, 2013.

    He recently got a form letter telling him his check up with the PCP at the VA in Boston is due. Even though his personal PCP just filled out form Form 21-2680 detailing his needs for daily assistnace for our application--Dad is very worried and thinks he needs to go to the check up appointment.
    Question: is it essential that a vet needs to show he is "in the system" consistantly needing medical help? Right now, I don't hink he needs to go to the appt at all. Everything is up to date and his medical needs are being met by personal doctors.
    Is there cross-checking done when an A&A application is made?

    Thank you all so much for the variety of insights I have found reading this forum!!

  2. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    His PCP can complete the 21-2680, and he does not have to go to the VA for the physical.

    If he is service-connected with a disability rating, the VA can request/require that he be seen by a VA doctor for the purpose of awarding this pension.

    We are glad you found us, and hope we can be of assistance and a resource for you as you go through this process.

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