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VA Maryland Health Care System


Compensation & Pension Examinations

Disability Compensation is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service. Generally, the degrees of disability specified are also designed to compensate for considerable loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses. Compensation and Pension exams are done by each VA medical center to support the disability evaluation process within the VA. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides compensation & pension exams for Veterans Benefits Admiration (VBA) in order to complete the veterans claim rating process. Once VHA receives a request from VBA to examine the veteran, every attempt will be made to schedule the veteran within 30 days or less.  It is important to remember that a Veteran must first file a claim before they will be scheduled for a Compensation & Pension Examination.  For questions about Compensation & Pension Examinations, please call 800-463-6295, ext. 4470. 

How to Apply

For more information on how to apply and for tips on making sure your claim is ready to be processed by VA, visit our How to Apply page.  

Contact Info


  • VA Maryland Health Care System

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-463-6295 Ext. 4470

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.