Category: DBQ

How to Pass Your CP Exam for PTSD Benefits

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If you’re reading this, you have either already scheduled your CP exam for PTSD benefits or you are considering filing a claim, and you’re probably wondering what you can expect during the VA medical exam. Well, you came to the right place! We’ve put together a comprehensive breakdown so you know just what to expect […]

BVA Case Decision: “Probative Value” of Private Medical Evidence Used to Support a Veteran’s VA Disability Claim

BVA Case Decision: “Probative Value” of Private Medical Evidence Used to Support a Veteran’s VA Disability Claim BVA Case Decision: "Probative Value" of Private Medical Evidence Used to Support a Veteran's VA Disability Claim Blog Medical Evidence BVA min

Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): Medical evidence is medical evidence. All competent and credible evidence of record must be reviewed by the VA Rater (and considered) prior to making a VA claim decision. However, not all evidence is created equal. Evidence may have more (or less) PROBATIVE VALUE. What Evidence Has Probative Value? III.iv.5.A.2.d.  Definition:        […]

What’s in a DBQ for Mental Health?

What’s in a DBQ for Mental Health? mental health dbq

A Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ) is a supporting document to aid a Veteran in filing their claim. The DBQ aids the rater and the doctor in moving forward and helping to cut down wait time on the process. There are various DBQs that the VA has forms for, but the one we will discuss in […]