A Mental Health Expert will review the medical records to assure the necessary information is available to complete the federal forms.
Once approved, the office will get the veteran scheduled with the Mental Health Expert.
Fill out a Face to Face Exam form in the Portal. A Medical Examiner will review the request and approve the request.
Once approved, the office will reach out to get the veteran scheduled with a Medical Examiner.
*The Veterans Administration Regional Office, or VA Regional Office, has placed restrictions on disability examinations conducted by Non-VA Medical Providers. Read more about those restrictions in the M21-1 here. The Board of Veterans Appeals is not bound by the M21-1.