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Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs)

image of formWith Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs) Veterans now have more control over the disability claims process. 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 us. It's that easy!

See our instruction pages to help you with the process. I am a Veteran - VSO - Health Care Provider.

Where can I see a listing of the Questionnaires?

Visit our DBQ List by Form Name or DBQ List by Symptom pages to see the available forms.

Who fills them out?

For VA exams, a VA clinician will fill out the DBQ. If being seen by a private provider, have them complete the DBQ and submit it to us either by Regional Office Fax Numbers or mail.

Where can I get more information?

See our DBQ Frequently Asked Questions for more information. You can also call us at 1-800-827-1000 or Ask us a Question.

DBQs also help support VA's Fully Developed Claims (FDC) Program. DBQs are valuable for claims processing because they provide medical information that is directly relevant to determining a disability rating. When submitted with a fully developed claim, DBQs ensure VA's rating specialists have precisely the information they need to start processing the claim.

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