VA Form 21-0960I-1 Persian Gulf and Afghanistan Infectious Diseases Disability Benefits Questionnaire

VA Form 21-0960I-1 or the "Persian Gulf And Afghanistan Infectious Diseases Disability Benefits Questionnaire" is a form issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The form was last revised in May 1, 2018 and is available for digital filing. Download an up-to-date VA Form 21-0960I-1 in PDF-format down below or look it up on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Forms website.

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OMB Approved No. 2900-0779
Respondent Burden: 15 Minutes
Expiration Date: 05/31/2018
PERSIAN GULF AND AFGHANISTAN INFECTIOUS DISEASES
DISABILITY BENEFITS QUESTIONNAIRE
IMPORTANT - THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA) WILL NOT PAY OR REIMBURSE ANY EXPENSES OR COST INCURRED IN THE
PROCESS OF COMPLETING AND/OR SUBMITTING THIS FORM. PLEASE READ THE PRIVACY ACT AND RESPONDENT BURDEN INFORMATION
BEFORE COMPLETING FORM.
NAME OF PATIENT/VETERAN
PATIENT/VETERAN'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
NOTE TO PHYSICIAN - Your patient is applying to the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for disability benefits. VA will consider the information you
provide on this questionnaire as part of their evaluation in processing the veteran's claim. VA reserves the right to confirm the authenticity of ALL DBQs completed by
private health care providers.
IMPORTANT - This questionnaire is intended solely for claims based on 38 CFR 3.317(c) Presumptive Service Connection for Infectious Disease. Therefore, this
questionnaire should only be completed for veterans who have or have had one or more of the following diseases/infections of the following agents: brucellosis,
campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter jejuni), Q-fever (Coxiella burnetii), malaria, tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), nontyphoid Salmonella, shigellosis
(Shigella), visceral leishmaniasis, or West Nile virus.
SECTION I - DIAGNOSIS
1. DOES THE VETERAN NOW HAVE OR HAS HE OR SHE EVER BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH ANY OF THE INFECTIOUS DISEASES LISTED BELOW?
YES
NO
(If "Yes," indicate the infectious disease(s)/agent(s) that the veteran now has or has been diagnosed with):
BRUCELLOSIS
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
CAMPYLOBACTER JEJUNI
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
COXIELLA BURNETII (Q FEVER)
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
MALARIA
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
NONTYPHOID SALMONELLA
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
SHIGELLA
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
VISCERAL LEISHMANIASIS
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
WEST NILE VIRUS
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
(TB)
MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS
*
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
*If TB is the only diagnosis checked, do not complete the rest of this questionnaire, instead complete VA Form 21-0960I-6, Tuberculosis Disability Benefits Questionnaire. If
any other disease(s) have been checked along with mycobacterium tuberculosis, complete the VA Form 21-0960I-6, Tuberculosis Disability Benefits Questionnaire for all
Tuberculosis-Related conditions, and ALSO complete this questionnaire, Persian Gulf and Afghanistan Infectious Diseases Disability Benefits Questionnaire.
SECTION II - MEDICAL HISTORY FOR DISEASE #1
2A. NAME OF DISEASE #1:
(including onset and course)
DESCRIBE HISTORY
OF THE VETERAN'S DISEASE #1:
2B. STATUS OF DISEASE #1:
ACTIVE
INACTIVE/TREATED AND RESOLVED
2C. IF INACTIVE, DATE DISEASE BECAME INACTIVE/RESOLVED:
2D. IF INACTIVE/RESOLVED, ARE THERE RESIDUALS DUE TO THE DISEASE?
(If "Yes," describe residuals):
YES
NO
(Also complete appropriate Questionnaire for each specific residual condition, if indicated.)
SECTION III - MEDICAL HISTORY FOR DISEASE #2
3A. NAME OF DISEASE #2:
(including onset and course)
DESCRIBE HISTORY
OF THE VETERAN'S DISEASE #2:
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OMB Approved No. 2900-0779
Respondent Burden: 15 Minutes
Expiration Date: 05/31/2018
PERSIAN GULF AND AFGHANISTAN INFECTIOUS DISEASES
DISABILITY BENEFITS QUESTIONNAIRE
IMPORTANT - THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA) WILL NOT PAY OR REIMBURSE ANY EXPENSES OR COST INCURRED IN THE
PROCESS OF COMPLETING AND/OR SUBMITTING THIS FORM. PLEASE READ THE PRIVACY ACT AND RESPONDENT BURDEN INFORMATION
BEFORE COMPLETING FORM.
NAME OF PATIENT/VETERAN
PATIENT/VETERAN'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
NOTE TO PHYSICIAN - Your patient is applying to the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for disability benefits. VA will consider the information you
provide on this questionnaire as part of their evaluation in processing the veteran's claim. VA reserves the right to confirm the authenticity of ALL DBQs completed by
private health care providers.
IMPORTANT - This questionnaire is intended solely for claims based on 38 CFR 3.317(c) Presumptive Service Connection for Infectious Disease. Therefore, this
questionnaire should only be completed for veterans who have or have had one or more of the following diseases/infections of the following agents: brucellosis,
campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter jejuni), Q-fever (Coxiella burnetii), malaria, tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), nontyphoid Salmonella, shigellosis
(Shigella), visceral leishmaniasis, or West Nile virus.
SECTION I - DIAGNOSIS
1. DOES THE VETERAN NOW HAVE OR HAS HE OR SHE EVER BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH ANY OF THE INFECTIOUS DISEASES LISTED BELOW?
YES
NO
(If "Yes," indicate the infectious disease(s)/agent(s) that the veteran now has or has been diagnosed with):
BRUCELLOSIS
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
CAMPYLOBACTER JEJUNI
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
COXIELLA BURNETII (Q FEVER)
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
MALARIA
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
NONTYPHOID SALMONELLA
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
SHIGELLA
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
VISCERAL LEISHMANIASIS
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
WEST NILE VIRUS
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
(TB)
MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS
*
ICD CODE:
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS:
*If TB is the only diagnosis checked, do not complete the rest of this questionnaire, instead complete VA Form 21-0960I-6, Tuberculosis Disability Benefits Questionnaire. If
any other disease(s) have been checked along with mycobacterium tuberculosis, complete the VA Form 21-0960I-6, Tuberculosis Disability Benefits Questionnaire for all
Tuberculosis-Related conditions, and ALSO complete this questionnaire, Persian Gulf and Afghanistan Infectious Diseases Disability Benefits Questionnaire.
SECTION II - MEDICAL HISTORY FOR DISEASE #1
2A. NAME OF DISEASE #1:
(including onset and course)
DESCRIBE HISTORY
OF THE VETERAN'S DISEASE #1:
2B. STATUS OF DISEASE #1:
ACTIVE
INACTIVE/TREATED AND RESOLVED
2C. IF INACTIVE, DATE DISEASE BECAME INACTIVE/RESOLVED:
2D. IF INACTIVE/RESOLVED, ARE THERE RESIDUALS DUE TO THE DISEASE?
(If "Yes," describe residuals):
YES
NO
(Also complete appropriate Questionnaire for each specific residual condition, if indicated.)
SECTION III - MEDICAL HISTORY FOR DISEASE #2
3A. NAME OF DISEASE #2:
(including onset and course)
DESCRIBE HISTORY
OF THE VETERAN'S DISEASE #2:
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SECTION III - MEDICAL HISTORY FOR DISEASE #2
3B. STATUS OF DISEASE #2:
ACTIVE
INACTIVE/TREATED AND RESOLVED
3C. IF INACTIVE, DATE DISEASE BECAME INACTIVE/RESOLVED:
3D. IF INACTIVE/RESOLVED, ARE THERE RESIDUALS DUE TO THE DISEASE?
(If "Yes," describe residuals):
YES
NO
(Also complete appropriate Questionnaire for each specific residual condition, if indicated.)
SECTION IV - MEDICAL HISTORY FOR DISEASE #3
4A. NAME OF DISEASE #3:
(including onset and course)
DESCRIBE HISTORY
OF THE VETERAN'S DISEASE #3:
4B. STATUS OF DISEASE #3:
ACTIVE
INACTIVE/TREATED AND RESOLVED
4C. IF INACTIVE, DATE DISEASE BECAME INACTIVE/RESOLVED:
4D. IF INACTIVE/RESOLVED, ARE THERE RESIDUALS DUE TO THE DISEASE?
(If "Yes," describe residuals):
YES
NO
(Also complete appropriate Questionnaire for each specific residual condition, if indicated.)
SECTION V - ADDITIONAL GULF WAR INFECTIOUS DISEASES
5. IF THE VETERAN HAS HAD ANY ADDITIONAL GULF WAR INFECTIOUS DISEASES, DESCRIBE USING ABOVE FORMAT:
SECTION VI - OTHER PERTINENT PHYSICAL FINDINGS, COMPLICATIONS, SIGNS AND/OR SYMPTOMS
6A. DOES THE VETERAN HAVE ANY SCARS (SURGICAL OR OTHERWISE) RELATED TO ANY CONDITIONS OR TO THE TREATMENT OF ANY CONDITIONS LISTED
IN SECTION I, DIAGNOSIS?
YES
NO
(If "Yes," are any of the scars painful and/or unstable, or is the total area of all related scars greater than or equal to 39 square cm (6 square inches)?)
(If "Yes," also complete VA Form 21-0960F-1, Scars/Disfigurement Disability Benefits Questionnaire.)
YES
NO
6B. DOES THE VETERAN HAVE ANY OTHER PERTINENT PHYSICAL FINDINGS, COMPLICATIONS, CONDITIONS, SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS?
(If "Yes," describe (brief summary)):
YES
NO
SECTION VII - DIAGNOSTIC TESTING
NOTE: If the veteran has had diagnostic testing for suspected or confirmed Gulf War infectious diseases and the results are in the medical record and reflect the
veteran's current status, repeat testing is not indicated.
7. ARE THERE ANY SIGNIFICANT DIAGNOSTIC TEST FINDINGS AND/OR RESULTS?
(If "Yes," provide type of test or procedure, date and results (brief summary)):
YES
NO
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SECTION VIII - FUNCTIONAL IMPACT
8. DOES THE VETERAN'S GULF WAR INFECTIOUS DISEASE(S) IMPACT HIS OR HER ABILITY TO WORK?
(If "Yes", describe impact of each of the veteran's Gulf War infectious diseases, providing one or more examples):
YES
NO
SECTION IX - REMARKS
(If any)
9. REMARKS
SECTION X - PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATION AND SIGNATURE
CERTIFICATION - To the best of my knowledge, the information contained herein is accurate, complete and current.
10A. PHYSICIAN'S SIGNATURE
10B. PHYSICIAN'S PRINTED NAME
10C. DATE SIGNED
10D. PHYSICIAN'S PHONE AND FAX NUMBER
10E. NATIONAL PROVIDER IDENTIFIER (NPI) NUMBER
10F. PHYSICIAN'S ADDRESS
NOTE - VA may request additional medical information, including additional examinations, if necessary to complete VA's review of the veteran's application.
IMPORTANT - Physician please fax the completed form to:
(VA Regional Office FAX No.)
NOTE - A list of VA Regional Office FAX Numbers can be found at
www.benefits.va.gov/disabilityexams
or obtained by calling 1-800-827-1000.
PRIVACY ACT NOTICE: VA will not disclose information collected on this form to any source other than what has been authorized under the Privacy Act of 1974
or Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations 1.576 for routine uses (i.e., civil or criminal law enforcement, congressional communications, epidemiological or research
studies, the collection of money owed to the United States, litigation in which the United States is a party or has an interest, the administration of VA programs and
delivery of VA benefits, verification of identity and status, and personnel administration) as identified in the VA system of records, 58/VA21/22/28, Compensation,
Pension, Education and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Records - VA, published in the Federal Register. Your obligation to respond is voluntary. VA uses
your SSN to identify your claim file. Providing your SSN will help ensure that your records are properly associated with your claim file. Giving us your SSN account
information is voluntary. Refusal to provide your SSN by itself will not result in the denial of benefits. VA will not deny an individual benefits for refusing to provide
his or her SSN unless the disclosure of the SSN is required by a Federal Statute of law in effect prior to January 1, 1975, and still in effect. The requested information is
considered relevant and necessary to determine maximum benefits under the law. The responses you submit are considered confidential (38 U.S.C. 5701). Information
submitted is subject to verification through computer matching programs with other agencies.
RESPONDENT BURDEN: We need this information to determine entitlement to benefits (38 U.S.C. 501). Title 38, United States Code, allows us to ask for this
information. We estimate that you will need an average of 15 minutes to review the instructions, find the information, and complete the form. VA cannot conduct or
sponsor a collection of information unless a valid OMB control number is displayed. You are not required to respond to a collection of information if this number is not
displayed. Valid OMB control numbers can be located on the OMB Internet Page at www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. If desired, you can call 1-800-827-1000 to
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