Can You Obtain a Medical Report From a VA Treating Doctor?

From about 1998 until 2005 VA treating doctors were permitted to express opinions concerning the disabilities of their veteran patients. Recently, VA changed its policy to allow its doctors only to make statements about a veteran’s current medical condition or functional capacity. However, you can still ask for an opinion from your treating doctor. We have had numerous cases where clients have obtained favorable letters from VA treating doctors. It never hurts to ask.