The BIG Difference Between A Nexus Letter & A DBQ

The difference between a Disability Benefit Questionnaire, or DBQ, and a Nexus Letter is comparable to the difference between apples and oranges. Both of them are fruits but have many differences. ​Many veterans will ask Valor 4 Vet for a Disability Benefit Questionnaire when what they really need is a Nexus Letter. When a veteran claims a VA disability, …

Did You Know: LCSWs & VA Mental Health DBQs

Did you know that in certain circumstances a LCSW(licensed clinical social worker) can complete a Mental Health DBQ? Here’s what the VA’s M21-1 Adjudication Procedures Manual says about it: “The following credentialed mental health professionals are qualified to perform C&P mental disorder review examinations or examinations in claims for increased evaluations of service-connected (SC) mental …

Be Prepared: What To Expect In Your VA C&P Exam

Compensation and Pension examinations, also known as “C&P exams,” are frequently used by the VA when deciding veterans’ disability claims. Specifically, the VA uses C&P exams to diagnose conditions, rate disabilities and determine service connection issues. Because C&P exams are often required, it is important that veterans understand what to expect when attending a C&P …