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VA Disability Questioners (DBQ)



In some cases, VA may determine that 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. DBQs will be completed by the Veteran's healthcare provider. All clinician information blocks at the bottom of the DBQs must be completed, and the form must be 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.

Advocates Note:

If you are receiving specialized care for a disability, print out the appropriate DBQ and ask your physician or specialist to assist you; the VA uses nurse practitioners who may not possess the necessary expertise to assess your disability.




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Dental & Oral





DBQs were developed as a specific means to collect the necessary medical information required to process veterans' disability claims. DBQs provide Veterans with a way to submit medical evidence from their healthcare provider to support their claims for disability benefits. Veterans can have their healthcare providers fill out and submit. It is essential to note that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will not pay or reimburse any expenses or costs incurred in completing and 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.

The VA Disability Advocates Main Office is Located in Las Vegas, NV. We Represent Veterans throughout the United States. 702-209-5722 

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