VA form 21-4192


Hello Jim, Does the VA Form 21-4192 used to get medical records from my previous employer? I got a letter from VA saying they "request my copies of treatment records and other evidence".   So, I'm just not sure what VA Form 21-4191 is used for and its true nature of authority it has?   Is it for employer or medical records or both? Does VA need my consent to received medical records from my previous employer?  Lastly, does the employer have rights to give medical records of me without my consent? I live in Los Angeles, California.

Jim's Reply:

The VA for 21-4192 isn't used to retrieve medical records, it's used to retrieve employment information. Your previous employer wouldn't have your medical records, only a health care provider would have those records.