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NVLSP news on DBQs !!!


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"NVLSP Makes VA Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs) Available to Public

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VA Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs)

VA Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs) are standardized forms used by medical experts who conduct examinations for VA disability benefits purposes. DBQs address a range of medical conditions and include check-the-box inquiries designed to elicit the information needed for the VA to make determinations on the issues of service connection and the proper disability rating for a condition. When completed by a private medical expert, DBQs can be valuable evidence used to support a claim for VA disability benefits.

In March 2020, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs removed the DBQs from its website. The VA cited several reasons for removing its DBQs from the public sphere, including safeguarding against fraud. DBQs, however, are still an important tool that can be used to obtain medical information from private medical examiners to support a veteran’s claim. Information included on a DBQ completed by a private medical examiner is medical evidence that the VA must consider when deciding a claim for disability benefits. As such, NVLSP is making available here the DBQs that were previously available for download on the VA’s website.

The DBQs below were current as of March 2020. If the rating criteria for a disability changes after that date, the DBQs may not elicit all of the information necessary for the VA to properly rate the disability. In such cases, NVLSP recommends that you check the VA’s Schedule for Rating Disabilities (in Part 4 of Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations) to ensure that a private examiner using one of these DBQs supplements the DBQ with any additional information needed for the VA to properly rate the disability in question. Finally, because the VA may initially erroneously reject DBQs submitted by claimants, it may be wise to request that a private medical examiner answer the applicable questions on the DBQ in a different format, such as their own examination report or a letter.

 

VA DBQ Questionnaires
Amputations    Ear Conditions    Headaches    Intestinal Surgery    
Nutritional Deficiencies

 

Seizure Disorders

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis    Eating Disorders    Heart Conditions    Kidney Conditions    
Oral and Dental Condtions

Shoulder and Arm Conditions

Ankle Conditions    Elbow and Forearm Conditions    Hematologic and Lymphatic Conditions    Knee and Lower Leg Conditions    
Osteomyelitis

Sinusitis/Rhinitis and Other Conditions of the Nose, Throat, Larynx and Pharynx

Artery and Vein Conditions    Esophageal Conditions    Hepatitis, Cirrhosis and other Liver Conditions    Loss of Sense of Smell and/or Taste    
Parkinson's Disease

 

Skin Diseases

 

Back (Thoracolumbar Spine) Conditions

Eye Conditions    Hernias    Male Reproductive Organ Conditions
     
Peripheral Nerves Conditions

Sleep Apnea

Breast Conditions and Disorders

Fibromyalgia    Hip and Thigh Conditions    Mental Disorders    
Persian Gulf and Afghanistan Infectious Diseases

Systemic Lupus

 

Central Nervous System and Neuromuscular Diseases

Foot Conditions    HIV-Related Illnesses    Multiple Sclerosis    
Prostate Cancer

Temporomandibular Joint Conditions
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome    Gallbladder and Pancreas Conditions    Hypertension
     Muscle Injuries
     
Rectum and Anus Conditions

Thyroid and Parathyroid Conditions
 
Cranial Nerves Diseases

Gynecological Conditions    Ischemic Heart Disease     Narcolepsy    
 

Respiratory Conditions

Tuberculosis
Diabetes Mellitus    Hairy Cell and Other B-Cell Leukemias    Infectious Intestinal Disorders    
Neck (Cervical Spine) Conditions 

Review PTSD

Urinary Tract Conditions
Diabetic Sensory-Motor-Peripheral Neuropathy    Hand and Finger Conditions    Infectious Diseases    
Non-Degenerative Arthritis and Dysbaric Osteonecrosis

Scars/Disfigurement

Wrist Conditions"

https://www.nvlsp.org/news-and-events/press-releases/nvlsp-offers-va-disability-benefits-questionnaires 

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This is great news  thank you Ms Berta for posting this.

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Buck I posted some other NVLSP news at the podcast forum.

It regards Blue Water Navy Agent Orange veterans- VA is saying they should not fall under Nehmer------NVLSP is aggressively fighting that idea.

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