- Mar 14, 2016
- Lost a loved one
Hubby was diagnosed with ALS in February. On March 8th we filed for disability benefits. We filed a fully developed claim including a DBQ from the neurologist who diagnosed him and all of the tests involved...both those indicating ALS and those ruling out other things. So today (yes, they actually do them on Sunday) he had a C&P exam. I have no idea what the purpose was. He already had a DBQ filled out and signed by a neurologist who is very versed in ALS and other neuromuscular diseases. So we go to this appointment and are seen by a nurse practitioner who reads the same questions (though not as many) from the computer screen as the doctor answered on the DBQ. She then did a few little muscular tests (not nearly as many as the neurologist). She even used a stethoscope to test his reflexes...what, the VA can't afford those little rubber hammers? Anyway, like I said, I have no idea what the purpose of that was. If anybody has a clue, please enlighten me!