I’m Combat Craig and the purpose of today’s question is Did YOU PAY Your Hard Earned Money For A DBQ From A Private Doctor That Was Denied?
I want you to leave a comment and tell me if you feel like you wasted your money on a DBQ that was not considered by the VA rater when they adjudicated your claim.
DBQ stands for Disability Benefits Questionnaire and they are used by Compensation and Pension examiners to evaluate you during your exam and the results often translate straight over to your VA disability rating.
In 2010, the VA made Public Use DBQ’s available to veterans so they could get their own doctors to fill them out and submit them along with their claim. The goal was to speed up the claims process and there was a time that you could submit a DBQ from your private doctor and that DBQ was enough to get a rating decision.
In a lot of cases you still had to go to a compensation and pension exam to see a VA contracted doctor (who is also a private doctor) and they fill out internal use DBQ’s which are filled out and turned over to the VA rater that orders the exam and that is how they come up with your rating and to establish if your disability is service-connected or not.
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