Will the VA reimburse me for Examination or Travel Costs?

Unfortunately, the VA will not reimburse you for medical examinations or travel expenses obtained while traveling to and from your doctor's office. This information is disclosed on the DBQ form, as well as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Website. Veterans are completely responsible for their medical costs and travel expenses during the DBQ filing process. However, the VA may request you to have a medical appointment, and this examination is free as long as you make a scheduled compensation appointment. There is no fee to have your doctor fill out a DBQ.