Helping Veterans Get The Benefits They Deserve
How It Works
We offer an entirely free consultation to all veterans with a disability rating to see if an appeal to the Veterans Administration for improved benefits could be appropriate.
Veterans of the US Armed Forces who have disabilities that are connected to their service are entitled to monthly benefits from the Veterans Administration. After a service member is retired, separated, or discharged, if they have disabilities, they are given a “disability rating” that determines how much of a benefit they will receive.
Your disability rating is assigned by the Veterans Administration based on the severity of your service-related disabilities.
However, some veterans may feel that their service-related conditions have worsened, or that their previously approved disability benefits are no longer adequate.
In these circumstances, it may be time to supply the VA with updated medical evidence that accurately represents your disabilities. To make your claim, you’ll need to have the proper documentation that accurately represents your worsening condition.
How It Works
The first step is for you to schedule a time with our team to review your situation, your current disability rating, and how your disabilities impact your day-to-day living. We’ll need to see and discuss your VA-issued RDL (Rating Decision Letter) to understand whether your benefits could be improved, and we’ll recommend next steps. This part of the process is entirely free!
The second step is for you to supply us with documentation of your disability. During our free consultation, we’ll explain exactly which documents and information we need, and how to get them to us. We’ll need to collect your medical and prescription records, and we’ll need you to fill out forms related to specific disabilities. This information collection phase does have a fee, but it supports, sets up, and covers the costs of the third step as well. We will explain the costs and benefits to you before you have to pay a dime.
The third step is for us to organize and prepare all of your documentation and connect you with a physician from our partner network. This neutral, third-party physician will assist you by creating properly answered DBQs (“Disability Benefits Questionnaires”) that will be required by the Veterans Administration to support your appeal for improved benefits. This work by the physician is entirely covered by your fees and is done at no extra cost.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a DBQ (Disability Benefits Questionnaire)?
Disability benefits questionnaires (DBQs) are used to collect and record relevant medical information for the purpose of processing veterans’ disability claims. DBQs are medical examination forms that the VA uses to evaluate the severity of a veteran’s disabilities. These forms are instrumental in the process of applying for an increase in your VA disability rating, as they guide the VA properly rate the progression of your condition. It is essential that DBQs are completed accurately and with attention to detail, documenting all aspects of a veteran’s worsening conditions. Our partner network is made up of neutral, third-party private doctors who all have an understanding of the claims process.
Do I need to have a doctor fill out my DBQ?
Yes. Per the VA’s requirements, only a qualified medical professional can assist veterans with completing VA DBQs. Veterans can choose to be seen by either a VA doctor or a private physician to evaluate their disabilities. All physicians examining veterans as part of the veteran’s claim process are required to follow the VA’s exam and documentation guidance. Citizen’s Disability is here to help you get all of your medical and disability information properly organized to ensure that the private doctors in our partner network are able to accurately process and prepare the DBQ to support your application for an increase in benefits.
Does Citizens Disability file my application for an increase?
No. At this time, we are not able to file applications or claims on behalf of veterans. What can do is make sure you have all the appropriate documentation properly completed by a physician to supply to the VA when you make your application, to give you the best possible chance of success.
Let’s Get Started!
Book a time on our calendar today! This free initial consultation will be a phone cal that should take no more than 30 minutes, and it will help us prepare to give you a recommendation on next steps, should you wish to appeal your disability rating and improve your benefits. We’ll need to discuss your situation, your current disability rating, and how your disabilities impact your day-to-day living. We will also need to see your RDL, so please have it available to send to us via email during or right after the call.