DBQs and Nexus Letter Services
Battle Buddies – Have you been told that your mental health has changed since joining the military? If so, have you submitted your mental health Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ) to the VA? You are not broken, you are battle-tested because of your bravery. You are a warrior.
I am Dr. L. Imani Price. Service to my country is a family affair as the 4th generation to serve in the U.S. Army. I was commissioned into the Army in 2004 to complete my psychology residency at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Ft. Gordon, GA. For six years, I served as an active-duty Army Clinical Psychologist and ETS with the rank of Major. While serving as an Army Psychologist, I supported assault victims as a Victim Advocate, mentored cadets, and advocated for diversity and inclusion in the military. My last active duty assignment was at the United States Military Academy at West Point. I spent an additional 3 1/2 years working as an Army Reserves Psychologist at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Service members are a unique population, and supporting our mental health can be complicated by military stigma or the confidential nature of our missions. I’ve walked in your jump boots and would never leave a fallen soldier.
Military life has led us to extraordinary experiences that only a brother or sister in arms can understand. We joined the military, strengthened our character, refined our values, and lived by the creed of duty, honor, country. Many of our experiences contributed to our growth and helped us build resilience and grit. Other experiences challenged our physical safety, emotional stability, or beliefs about ourselves and those with whom we served. Those traumatic events left many of us looking for ways to survive the turmoil. Traumatic events often fester in our memory, contributing to long-term psychological and physical injuries leaving invisible wounds.
You didn’t have to deploy to have experienced trauma or stress. Whatever way your stressors occurred, those events left many of us looking for ways to survive the turmoil. Distressful events often fester in our memory, contributing to long-term psychological and physical injuries leaving invisible wounds.
DBQs are how veterans share relevant medical information for processing disability claims. A healthcare provider (a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist) completes these forms with the medical evidence needed to support your service-connected claims. The VA allows for four (4) types of psychological DBQ forms: (a) Initial PTSD, (b) Review PTSD, (c) Mental Health Disorders, and (d) Eating Disorders.
Veteran disabilities are rated from (0% to 100%) based on the VAs determination of your mental health injury severity. Benefits may include a monthly financial compensation from the U.S. government with the amount depending on the degree of your disability, travel expenses for rehab or treatment, and medical treatment through the Veterans Administration. Additional benefits may also be available.
What We Offer
Primary Reports Package
You will receive a well-developed Nexus letter with a timeline of your mental health experiences and one DBQ (PTSD, Mental Health Disorders, or Eating Disorder Report) form to support your mental health claim.
Enhanced Reports Package
You will receive a well-developed Nexus letter and option (a): two DBQ (PTSD, Mental Health Disorders, or Eating Disorders Report) forms to support your mental health claims or option (b) one DBQ form and one Aid in Attendance form.
Premium Reports Package
You will receive a well-developed Nexus letter, two DBQ (PTSD, Mental Health Disorders, or Eating Disorders Report) forms to support your mental health claims, and an Aid in Attendance form.
Since 2016, I’ve helped over 1,000 Veterans successfully get the disability benefits results they desired. I create a well-developed, comprehensive DBQ and Nexus letter about the events that compromised your mental health so that you can submit your claims to the VA. Submitting your mental health claims can be the difference between suffering in silence or having a lifetime of steady support.
What is needed to complete your report:
*Active duty military, VA, and civilian medical records
National Personnel Records Center
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138-1002
*DD214/ Military administrative records
*Buddy Letters (anyone who can support your claims).
Call us at 443-292-2310 so I can write your mental health experiences for a Nexus letter and a DBQ for the VA. You’re not alone; I’ve got your six.