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VA FORM
SEP 2016
21-0960C-3
CRANIAL NERVES DISEASES DISABILITY BENEFITS QUESTIONNAIRE
NAME OF PATIENT/VETERAN
PATIENT/VETERAN'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
1A. DOES THE VETERAN NOW HAVE OR HAS HE OR SHE EVER BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A CRANIAL NERVE CONDITION? (This is the condition
the veteran is claiming or for which an exam has been requested)
OMB Approved No. 2900-0781
Respondent Burden: 30 Minutes
Expiration Date: 09/30/2019
1B. PROVIDE ONLY DIAGNOSES THAT PERTAIN TO CRANIAL NERVE CONDITIONS
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 THIS FORM.
3A. DESCRIBE THE HISTORY
(including etiology, onset and course) OF THE VETERAN'S CRANIAL NERVE CONDITION (brief summary):
1C. IF THERE ARE ADDITIONAL DIAGNOSES THAT PERTAIN TO CRANIAL NERVES, LIST USING ABOVE FORMAT
(If "Yes," complete Item 1B)
DIAGNOSIS # 3 - ICD CODE -
DIAGNOSIS # 2 -
DIAGNOSIS # 1 -
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS -
ICD CODE -
ICD CODE - DATE OF DIAGNOSIS -
DATE OF DIAGNOSIS -
SECTION I - DIAGNOSIS
NOYES
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SECTION II - MEDICAL RECORD REVIEW
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.
3B. INDICATE THE CRANIAL NERVES AFFECTED BY THE VETERAN'S CONDITION (check all that apply)
2. INDICATE MEDICAL RECORDS REVIEWED IN PREPARATION OF THIS REPORT:
C-FILE
(VA ONLY)
OTHER (Describe):
SECTION III - MEDICAL HISTORY
CRANIAL NERVE XII (hypoglossal)
CRANIAL NERVE XI (spinal accessory)
CRANIAL NERVE X (vagus)
CRANIAL NERVE IX (glossopharyngeal)
CRANIAL NERVE VIII (If the veteran has hearing loss or tinnitus attributable to any cranial nerve condition, the VA regional office
will schedule a hearing loss or tinnitus exam, as appropriate)
CRANIAL NERVE VII (facial)
CRANIAL NERVE V (trigeminal)
CRANIAL NERVES II - IV, VI (If checked, complete VA Form 21-0960N-2, Eye Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire)
CRANIAL NERVE I (olfactory) (If checked, complete VA Form 21-0960N-3, Loss of Sense of Smell and Taste Disability Benefits Questionnaire)
SUPERSEDES VA FORM 21-0960C-3, OCT 2012,
WHICH WILL NOT BE USED.
NOTE: These are the diagnoses determined during this current evaluation of the claimed condition(s) listed above. If there is no diagnosis, if the diagnosis is different
from a previous diagnosis for this condition, or if there is a diagnosis of a complication due to the claimed condition, explain your findings and reasons in the "Remarks"
section. Date of diagnosis can be the date of the evaluation if the clinician is making the initial diagnosis, or an appropriate date determined through record review or
reported history.
4. DOES THE VETERAN HAVE FINDINGS, SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS ATTRIBUTABLE TO ANY CONDITIONS AFFECTING CRANIAL NERVES, V, VII, AND/OR IX-XII?
A. CONSTANT PAIN, AT TIMES EXCRUCIATING
(if checked, indicate location and severity):
B. INTERMITTENT PAIN (if checked, indicate location and severity):
SECTION IV - FINDINGS, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Mild Moderate Severe
Mild
Mild Moderate
Mild Moderate Severe
Severe
Mild
Mild
Moderate Severe
Moderate Severe
Mild Moderate Severe
Mild Moderate Severe
Left:
Right:
Upper face, eye and/or forehead
Lower face
Mid face
Mild
Right:
Moderate Severe
Mild Moderate Severe
Mild
Moderate
Mild Moderate Severe
Severe
Mild
Mild
Moderate Severe
Moderate Severe
Right:
Mild
Left:
Moderate Severe
Mild Moderate Severe
Moderate Severe
(If "Yes," indicate symptoms (check all that apply))
NOYES
Left:
Left:
Right:
Side of mouth and throat
Left:
Right:
Side of mouth and throat
Left:
Right:
Lower face
Left:
Right:
Mid face
Left:
Right:
Upper face, eye and/or forehead
C. DULL PAIN (if checked, indicate location and severity):
Left:
Right:
Side of mouth and throat
Left:
Right:
Lower face
Left:
Right:
Mid face
Left:
Right:
Upper face, eye and/or forehead
D. PARESTHESIAS AND/OR DYSESTHESIAS (if checked, indicate location and severity):
Left:
Right:
Side of mouth and throat
Left:
Right:
Lower face
Left:
Right:
Mid face
Left:
Right:
Upper face, eye and/or forehead
Mild Moderate Severe
Mild
Mild Moderate
Mild Moderate Severe
Severe
Mild
Mild
Moderate Severe
Moderate Severe
Mild Moderate Severe
Mild Moderate Severe
Mild Moderate Severe
Mild Moderate Severe
Mild Moderate
Mild Moderate Severe
Severe
Mild
Mild
Moderate Severe
Moderate Severe
Mild Moderate Severe
Mild Moderate Severe
Moderate Severe
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VA FORM 21-0960C-3, SEP 2016
PATIENT/VETERAN'S SOCIAL SECURITY NO.
VA FORM 21-0960C-3, SEP 2016
SECTION IV - FINDINGS, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS (Continued)
ALL NORMAL
F. Cranial nerve XII:
(Motor: protrude tongue, move tongue from side to side)
LEFT:
D. Cranial nerve IX, X: (Motor: swallow, cough, palate elevation; "say ah", gag reflex if indicated)
LEFT:
RIGHT:
Severe
Severe
Mild Moderate
Normal
RIGHT:
Complete paralysis
Severe
Severe
Mild
Moderate
Normal
Complete paralysis
B. Cranial nerve VII, upper portion of face: (Motor: muscles of facial expression, shuts eyes tightly)
LEFT:
RIGHT:
Severe
Severe
A. Cranial nerve V:
(Motor: muscles of mastication; clench jaw, palpate masseter, temporalis)
LEFT:
Mild Moderate
Normal
LEFT:
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RIGHT:
Severe
Severe
C. Cranial nerve VII, lower portion of face:
(Motor: muscles of facial expression; grins)
Mild Moderate
Normal
Complete paralysis
Mild Moderate
Normal
Complete paralysis
Complete paralysis
RIGHT:
Mild Moderate
Normal
Complete paralysis
Severe
Severe
Mild Moderate
Normal
Complete paralysis
Mild Moderate
Normal
Complete paralysis
Mild
Moderate
Normal
Complete paralysis
4. DOES THE VETERAN HAVE FINDINGS, SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS ATTRIBUTABLE TO ANY CONDITIONS AFFECTING CRANIAL NERVES, V, VII, AND/OR IX-XII?
(Continued)
L. OTHER SYMPTOMS (If checked, describe):
E. Cranial nerve XI:
(Motor: trapezius, sternocleidomastoid; shoulder shrug, turn head against resistance)
LEFT:
RIGHT:
Severe
Severe
Mild
Moderate
Normal
Mild Moderate
Normal
Complete paralysis
Complete paralysis
Mild
Moderate
Normal
Complete paralysis
E. NUMBNESS (if checked, indicate location and severity):
Left:
Right:
Upper face, eye and/or forehead
Lower face
Mid face
Mild
Right:
Moderate Severe
Mild Moderate Severe
Mild
Moderate
Mild Moderate Severe
Severe
Mild
Mild
Moderate Severe
Moderate Severe
Right:
Mild
Left:
Moderate Severe
Mild Moderate Severe
Left:
Left:
Right:
Side of mouth and throat
F. DIFFICULTY CHEWING
(If checked, indicate severity):
Mild Moderate Severe
K. GASTROINTESTINAL SYMPTOMS (If checked, indicate severity):
Mild Moderate Severe
J. DECREASED SALIVATION (If checked, indicate severity):
Mild Moderate Severe
I. INCREASED SALIVATION (If checked, indicate severity):
Mild Moderate Severe
H. DIFFICULTY SPEAKING (If checked, indicate severity):
Mild Moderate Severe
G. DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING (If checked, indicate severity):
Mild Moderate Severe
SECTION V - MUSCLE STRENGTH TESTING
5. MUSCLE STRENGTH TESTING (Rate strength using the following levels to estimate strength of muscle groups. This summary provides useful information for VA
purposes)
PATIENT/VETERAN'S SOCIAL SECURITY NO.
VA FORM 21-0960C-3, SEP 2016
7A. INDICATE THE CRANIAL NERVE(S) AFFECTED. FOR EACH NERVE, INDICATE SEVERITY
("degree of paralysis"), BASING THE RESPONSES ON SYMPTOMS
AND FINDINGS FROM THE ABOVE EXAM. THIS SECTION PROVIDES AN ESTIMATION OF THE SEVERITY OF THE VETERAN'S CRANIAL NERVE CONDITION,
WHICH IS USEFUL FOR VA PURPOSES.
SECTION VII - CRANIAL NERVE SUMMARY EVALUATION
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SECTION VI - SENSORY EXAM
SECTION VIII - OTHER PERTINENT PHYSICAL FINDINGS, COMPLICATIONS, CONDITIONS, SIGNS AND/OR SYMPTOMS
8B. DOES THE VETERAN HAVE ANY OTHER PERTINENT PHYSICAL FINDINGS, COMPLICATIONS, CONDITIONS, SIGNS AND/OR SYMPTOMS RELATED TO ANY
CONDITIONS LISTED IN SECTION 1, DIAGNOSIS?
NOYES
(If "Yes," describe (brief summary):
NOTE: For VA purposes, the term "incomplete paralysis" indicates a degree of lost or impaired function substantially less than the description of complete paralysis
that is given below with each nerve, whether due to a varied level of the nerve lesion or to partial regeneration.
Cranial nerve XII (hypoglossal)
LEFT:
RIGHT:
Complete
Complete
Cranial nerve V
(trigeminal)
Incomplete, moderate Incomplete, severe
Not affected
Cranial nerve VII
(facial)
Incomplete, moderate
Incomplete, severe
Not affected
Cranial nerve IX
(glossopharyngeal)
LEFT:
RIGHT:
Complete
Complete
Incomplete, moderate Incomplete, severe
Not affected
Incomplete, moderate
Incomplete, severe
Not affected
LEFT:
RIGHT:
Complete
Complete
Incomplete, moderate Incomplete, severe
Not affected
Incomplete, moderate
Incomplete, severe
Not affected
LEFT:
RIGHT:
Complete
Complete
Incomplete, moderate Incomplete, severe
Not affected
Incomplete, moderate
Incomplete, severe
Not affected
Cranial nerve X (vagus)
LEFT:
RIGHT:
Complete
Complete
Incomplete, moderate Incomplete, severe
Not affected
Incomplete, moderate
Incomplete, severe
Not affected
Cranial nerve XI
(spinal accessory)
LEFT:
RIGHT:
Complete
Complete
Incomplete, moderate Incomplete, severe
Not affected
Incomplete, moderate
Incomplete, severe
Not affected
Cranial nerve V:
RIGHT:
Decreased Absent
Normal
Decreased Absent
Normal
Decreased Absent
LEFT:
RIGHT:
Upper face and forehead
Mid face
Normal
Decreased Absent
Normal
LEFT:
Decreased Absent
Normal
Decreased Absent
Normal
6. PROVIDE RESULTS FOR SENSATION TESTING TO LIGHT TOUCH FOR FACIAL SENSATION:
ALL NORMAL
LEFT:
RIGHT:
Lower face
8A. DOES THE VETERAN HAVE ANY SCARS (surgical or otherwise) RELATED TO ANY CONDITIONS OR TO THE TREATMENT OF ANY CONDITIONS LISTED IN
THE DIAGNOSIS SECTION?
NO
YES
IF "YES," ARE ANY OF THESE SCARS PAINFUL AND/OR UNSTABLE; HAVE A TOTAL AREA EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN 39 SQUARE CM
6 square inches); OR ARE LOCATED ON THE HEAD, FACE, OR NECK?
NOYES
IF "YES," ALSO COMPLETE VA FORM 21-0960F-1, SCARS/DISFIGUREMENT DISABILITY BENEFITS QUESTIONNAIRE (DBQ).
IF "NO," PROVIDE LOCATION AND MEASUREMENTS OF SCAR IN CENTIMETERS.
LOCATION:_______________________________ MEASUREMENTS: Length_____________ cm X width _____________ cm.
NOTE: An "unstable scar" is one where, for any reason, there is frequent loss of covering of the skin over the scar. If there are multiple scars, enter
additional locations and measurements in the "Remarks" section. It is not necessary to also complete a Scars/Disfigurement DBQ.
PATIENT/VETERAN'S SOCIAL SECURITY NO.
VA FORM 21-0960C-3, SEP 2016
12C. DATE SIGNED
12E. NATIONAL PROVIDER IDENTIFIER (NPI) NUMBER
12F. PHYSICIAN'S ADDRESS
12B. PHYSICIAN'S PRINTED NAME
(VA Regional Office FAX No.)
11. REMARKS
(If any)
CERTIFICATION - To the best of my knowledge, the information contained herein is accurate, complete and current.
10. DOES THE VETERAN'S CRANIAL NERVE CONDITION IMPACT HIS OR HER ABILITY TO WORK?
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.
SECTION XII - PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATION AND SIGNATURE
IMPORTANT - Physician please fax the completed form to
SECTION X - FUNCTIONAL IMPACT AND REMARKS
12D. PHYSICIAN'S PHONE/FAX NUMBERS
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, 58VA21/22/28, Compensation,
Pension, Education and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Records - VA, published in the Federal Register. Your obligation to respond is required to obtain or
retain benefits. 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 low 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 30 minutes to review the instructions, find the information, and complete a 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
get information on where to send comments or suggestions about this form.
(If "Yes," describe impact of each of the veteran's cranial nerve conditions, providing one or more examples)
NOYES
12A. PHYSICIAN'S SIGNATURE
NOTE - VA may request additional medical information, including additional examinations if necessary to complete VA's review of the veteran's application.
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9A. HAVE IMAGING OR OTHER DIAGNOSTIC STUDIES BEEN PERFORMED AND ARE THE RESULTS AVAILABLE?
SECTION IX - DIAGNOSTIC TESTING
NOTE - For the purpose of this examination, diagnostic or imaging studies are usually not required to diagnose specific cranial nerve conditions in
the appropriate clinical setting.
(If "Yes," provide type of study, date and results)
NOYES
9B. ARE THERE ANY OTHER SIGNIFICANT DIAGNOSTIC TEST FINDINGS AND/OR RESULTS?
(If "Yes," provide type of test or procedure, date and results - brief summary)
NOYES
SECTION XI - REMARKS
PATIENT/VETERAN'S SOCIAL SECURITY NO.
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