AGR MEB/PEB PTSD/Migraine Timeline

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  1. Captain

    Captain PEB Forum Regular Member

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    Thought I might post this to help other AGR Soldiers if possible.

    I know when I first found this forum, I was pleased with all the info out there, but as usual, us AGRs don't quite fit in...

    Had issues since return from Iraq in 2004, sought treatment right away, but denied alcohol issues, drank 5 years of my life away, functioning alcoholic/workaholic...

    I was diagnosed with PTSD/MDD in June 2009 by civilian psychologist and VA.

    Also, migraines, possibly due to stress of PTSD, began in Fall 2010.

    Tried all sorts of things to stay in and continue to Soldier. Three years outpatient, three inpatient stays, switching duty positions and responsibilities, reduced work schedule.

    I am one of the lucky ones, I think, from reading the stories on here. My command has been supportive from the start.

    Finally admitted to myself, and the Army, just cannot continue to be triggered by uniform/military daily and ever get any better.

    December 2011 - P3 profile (PTSD/MDD) not migraines, reduced hours again

    February 2012 - permanent convalescent leave due to symptoms

    April 2012 - looks like my packet will be sent to Fort Knox soon...waiting for commander's narrative and a couple more medical documents. According to my case manager, I should be sent to Fort Knox TDY within a month of them receiving my packet. 14 days TDY to do all the medical appointments, etc. there.

    My packet does include info about every ailment I have ever had in the past 26 years...(I only have 17 years AGR)...

    I will keep you updated.

    Take care
  2. NDBravehart84

    NDBravehart84 PEB Forum Regular Member

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    Well welcome to the PEB Forum. There's lots of info here and lots of coaching available too. Oh and don't worry ...you will fit in just fine..... :D
  3. Captain

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    Well, it looks like my packet was sent to Fort Knox last week. I think...My AGR case manager said that I should go to meet with my PEBLO and start my medical evaluations within 3-4 weeks of Fort Knox receiving my packet.

    I hope so. My life is on hold until this is all done. Don't know if I can even work again, but can't even wrap my around that until this process is complete. I am hoping to obtain some VA Vocational Rehab, because I can't be a Soldier, can't use my degree due to my PTSD/MDD symptoms. Hell, really can't do much right now due to my symptoms, to be honest, but at least when this is done, then maybe I can find something.
  5. NDBravehart84

    NDBravehart84 PEB Forum Regular Member

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    Have you applied for SSDI? It sounds like you could apply under Disability Payment For Wounded Warriors. Link: http://www.ssa.gov/woundedwarriors/

    Military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application.
    The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs.
    Below are the answers to the questions most people ask about applying for disability benefits. Knowing the answers to these questions will help you understand the process.

    Social Security pays disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security disability insurance program, which pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are "insured," meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes; and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, which pays benefits based on financial need.
    What is Social Security's definition of disability?

    Can I receive benefits for a past disability if my health has improved?

    How does military pay affect eligibility for disability benefits?

    How do I apply?

    What information do I need?

    How does Social Security make the decision?

    How long does it take?

    What can I do to speed the decision?

    Can my family get benefits?

    When do I get Medicare coverage?

    How does Medicare affect my TRICARE?

    What if I remain on active duty?

    What should I know about working?

    Do I need to report my work activity?

    Hope this helps; Good Luck, Bravehart ;)
  6. Captain

    Captain PEB Forum Regular Member

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    Thanks, that does help. I am going to look into that tomorrow.
  7. Captain

    Captain PEB Forum Regular Member

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    Update. My packet went to Fort Knox 23 May 12. I reported here 16 July 2012. Orders for two weeks, my appointments and evaluations are going to be during this period. Fort Knox redid my profile from my home state and that is dated 1 July. Knox says the MEB part should be complete in about 55 days. Then PEB/VA rating should be 120 days. I'm still hurrying up to wait, but more progress...
  8. grizz13

    grizz13 PEB Forum Regular Member

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    The amount of days they gave you is only a guidline, I would suggest not going by that one bit. MEB more like 120 days, PEB 30-90 days, VA 30-60 days, back to PEB 30-60 days, and then finally counseling of ratings 14-30 days after PEB recieved it back.... Seems to be the more general timelines...
  9. Captain

    Captain PEB Forum Regular Member

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    Grizz13 - did you go through Fort Knox? They did tell me the average for most places is 100 days, but their average since beginning IDES is 53.5 days for MEB completion. I have also read on here that they are backlogged, so just wondering if you had gone through Knox or were just stating a general timeline? Thanks
  10. rasheen

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    rigth now im in the ides system at fort knox i signed my 199 arounf the end of aug its was sent to the pda the 4th of sept does anyone know what happens after that and how much more of a wait do i have
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    Shouldn't be more than 30 days.
  12. grizz13

    grizz13 PEB Forum Regular Member

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    Just stating a general timeline, it's the base time for JBLM/Seattle VA area.

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