To answer your question, “what are DBQs and why are they essential for my VA disability claims process?” — they are downloadable forms developed by the VA for Veterans (like yourself) to collect vital medical information required in the claims process.
Essentially, you have the option to submit medical evidence from your healthcare provider rather than have the VA do it and potentially under-evaluate your disability condition.
You would give these forms to your doctor to record medical information while performing a disability exam. Once the doctor completes the DBQ form, they will submit the medical evidence to the VA, which will support your claim for disability benefits.
However, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) will not cover your healthcare provider’s cost of getting evaluated for your DBQs for Veteran disability claims. This is because the VA provides Veterans a no-cost disability examination at their own facilities, so why would you need your own doctor? Here’s why!
Why Should I Submit a DBQ for My VA Disability Claim?
Choosing to do a DBQ allows you to get evaluated by your own trusted doctor. Which helps determine precisely the degree of your disability—leading to a more accurate VA disability rating.
In contrast, a VA doctor’s relationship is with the VA—not with you.
What are the Pros of DBQs?
- More Control
- Better Relationship
- Faster Results
In some cases, the VA may determine an additional disability examination is required to finalize the disability benefits claim process…
We are experts in the VA disability claims process. We have helped countless of our fellow veterans get the rating they deserve.
If you need help with better understanding what DBQs are or in your VA disability claims process, contact us at (619) 789-4585 or fill out a form here!