Public Disability Benefits Questionnaires
Public Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs)
Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs)
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DBQs were developed as a specific means to collect the necessary medical information required in the processing of Veterans disability claims. DBQs provide Veterans with a way to submit medical evidence from their health care provider to support their claims for disability benefits. Veterans can have their health care providers fill out and submit to VA any of the DBQs listed below that are appropriate for their claimed conditions.
It is important to note the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will not pay or reimburse any expenses or costs incurred in the process of completing and/or submitting DBQs completed by the Veteran’s healthcare provider. In most instances a Veteran is entitled to a no cost disability examination to be furnished by VA. In some instances, VA may determine an additional disability examination is still required to complete the claim for disability benefits. When a VA examination is scheduled, the claimant must cooperate by reporting for the examination.
It is intended that the DBQs will be completed by the Veteran’s health care provider. All clinician information blocks at the bottom of the DBQs must be completed and the form signed and dated by the clinician completing the DBQ. VA reserves the right to confirm the authenticity of ALL DBQs completed by health care providers. Information submitted is subject to verification through computer matching programs with other agencies or any other means deemed appropriate by VA.