Veteranclaims’s Blog

April 23, 2012

VA Releases 70 New Disability Benefits Questionnaires

Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs)

VA releases 70 new DBQ forms, following success with Agent Orange [AO] medical questionnaires. DBQs are used to guide physician in making their reports of medical findings, ensuring that VA has the medical information needed to make prompt decisions.

Veterans have the option of visiting a private health care provider instead of a VA facility to complete their disability evaluation form. Veterans can have their providers fill out any of the more than 70 DBQs that are appropriate for their conditions and submit them to VA.

Remember, doctors are not attorneys, so get help filling out these form so that the form clearly and fairly represents your medical condition and degree of disability. This will save time time not only in the initial evaluation but also during any subsequent appeals.

Forms can be found here:
http://benefits.va.gov/TRANSFORMATION/dbqs/ListByDBQFormName.asp

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