Gold Standard Evaluation

 Our exclusive Gold Standard Evaluation includes an Independent Medical Examination and an Independent Medical Opinion. The process begins with a review of your DD-214 and other documents (the same evidence the VA requires). Our approach is to apply the best practices established by scientific studies of PTSD to the Compensation and Pension process for the most persuasive medical opinion. 

Independent Medical Examinations

 Our Independent Medical Examinations use the same tests that the VA requires for funded PTSD research, including the Life Events Checklist (LEC), the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5), and the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS). Your test results are objective evidence that will provide strong support for your Independent Medical Opinion (IMO). 

Independent Medical Opinions

 Our Independent Medical Opinions are formatted specifically for the VA-mandated Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ). Your IMO will include a formal diagnosis, an unambiguous nexus statement, a GAF estimate if required, and an estimate of the severity of your disability based on the WHO Disability Assessment Scale (WHODAS).