Many veterans don't know they can obtain initial mental disorder, review mental disorder, and review PTSD disability benefit questionnaires (DBQs) completed by a third party for their compensation and pension (C & P) claims.
This is particularly salient for veterans who have service-connected conditions, even at 0%, who now have mental health-related symptoms. Take for instance someone who has major joint, pain issues, or other medical conditions (e.g., cancer, MS, diabetes) who now has anxiety or depression as a result. This is a "secondary" condition and veterans can apply for additional ratings/disability benefits.
Or, if you are a veteran who never applied for a mental disorder and are now wanting to make a service-connected claim, this is a way for you to do so without waiting months or years for the VA to evaluate you.
If you are interested, check out and/or share this link, I am able to complete these evaluations as an independent medical examiner for military or veterans in CO, HI, NV, and overseas and I offer very reasonable rates.