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PEB and Disability Evaluation System Overview Includes general overview and discussion of the PEBs and the DES/IDES System.

Physical Evaluation Board System Overview

An overview of the Physical Disability Evaluation System, including the MEB and PEB. Also, important decisions at each stage of the PDES, benefits, continuation on active duty/active reserve ( COAD / COAR ), the eight year rule, and more.
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Jason Perry's Input

A forum for direct input and commentary by Jason Perry
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NEW BAT CAVE DISCUSSION

Forum for the Admins and Mods to discuss forum issues.
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Statutory Legal Authority This Category and its Sub-forums are for listings and discussions about primary legal authority for issues with Military Disability and Veterans Benefits and Compensation

National Defense Authorization Acts

This forum is for discussion of National Defense Authorization Acts for various years.
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Physical Evaluation Boards A section for discussion about Physical Evaluation Board issues.

Informal Physical Evaluation Board

A forum for discussing the Informal Physical Evaluation Board. Includes evidence, appeals and tips.
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Formal Physical Evaluation Board

Discussion area for the Formal Physical Evaluation Board.
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Case Timelines Forum A Forum for members to post their case timelines.

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Resources and Files A Category for Forums discussing Resources and Files

Department of Defense Regulations

A forum for discussing DoD Regulations listed in the Resources forum.
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Army Regulations

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Air Force Regulations

A Category for discussing Resources for Air Force Regulations.
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Department of the Navy Regulations

A forum for discussing Resources for Department of the Navy Regulations.
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Coast Guard Regulations

A forum for discussing Resources about Coast Guard Regulations.
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Department of Veterans Affairs Resource Forums

A forum for discussing Department of Veterans Affairs matters available from the Resources section.
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General Military Resources

A forum for discussion of general military or political issues.
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Law Review Articles

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Medical Evaluation Board Issues early in the PDES proccess, especially the Medical Evaluation Board. Includes important decisions regarding elections, appeals and influencing the referral to the Physical Evaluation Board.

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Post Service Appeal Options Options and process after the Physical Evaluation Board. Includes administrative appeals, Physical Disability Board of Review, BCMR, Discharge Review Boards, and suits in Federal Court

Post PEB: PDBR, BCMR and Federal Court

Information and discussion on options for appeal after the PEB and final disposition.
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Warrior Transition Units A category for discussing Warrior Transition units (with forums for discussing service specific units).

Warrior Transition Units/MTF's

A forum for discussing all issues regarding Warrior Transition Units (WTU), Military Treatment Facilities (MTF), and Health Care Benefits.
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Transition Forum: Veterans Affairs and SSDI A Forum for issues in transitioning from the military back to civilian life. Including VA benefits, Social Security Disability, and other issues.

Veterans Affairs, SSDI, and other Benefits

A forum for discussion of VA and other benefits.
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Social Security Disability Insurance

A forum for discussing issues with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
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Transition Issues

A forum for transition issues, including jobs, resumes, moving, and anything to do with transitioning from the military.
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Administrative Separations A Category containing forums on military Administrative Separations.

Drawdown Separation Boards (All Services)

A forum for news and discussion of separations boards for the drawdown of personnel.
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Line of Duty Determinations A Forum to discuss Line of Duty (LOD) determinations.

Army LOD Forum

A place to discuss LOD determinations under Army Regulations.
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PEB Community Forum Forums for discussing Physical Evaluation Board Forum site issues.

Articles A category covering points of interest and issues with the DES/IDES system. Authors of these posts are limited to the Administrator, Supermoderators, or others with special permissions.

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What is the likelihood of getting medboarded if I am diagnosed with fibromyalgia while in AIT? I have received x-rays, ultrasound, physical therapy, and multiple bloodwork panels to no avail. I am currently waiting on an MRI and Neurology consult. My pain is constant, I am suffering from depression and severe anxiety(currently in therapy with Behavioral Health), and am dealing with a plethora of other symptoms such as numbness/tingling, digestive/bowl issues, and short term memory and concentration issues.
jhurdt wrote on Swiper's profile.
Hi! I saw one of your posts and wanted to contact you. I am currently TDRL 70% for PTSD and Cyclothymic disorder. I have been divorced, dropped out of school, and unemployed. Did you attend school or work at all before your evaluation. I am applying to a radiation therapy program that starts in August but I don't want to jeopardize my ratings either.
Still trying get my Retired Pay Grade corrected ! AHRC/DFAS NOT COMPLYING WITH 10 USC 1372 !
Anyone else having this issue?
52MO wrote on Ed Mercanti's profile.
Hey man, I was digging through some of the decade old stuff just now and am very impressed with the professional quality of your posts. I recently applied to the NDRB and was granted partial relief (OTH upgraded to General); however, the narrative reason remained misconduct. I petitioned in Feb of 2020 and received my decision last week.

While this is an incredible accomplishment, I feel as if reapplying for further relief is warranted. Hopefully you wouldn't mind to weigh in?

I served in USMC Infantry from 2008-2012 and deployed to Afghanistan twice. I sustained a TBI that is documented in my Admin Sep paperwork. I never received any negative counselings or page 11 entrys. I was discharged due to possession of spice. Nothing else or additional to that. Simple possession of spice. During the required screening (simple yes/no questionnaire performed by a Physician Assistant) for mitigating PTSD/TBI, I only answered yes to having headaches. At the time of my petition, I had been service connected by the VA for Combat PTSD at the 50% rate.



My argument was that the discharge was inequitable because drug seeking behavior is a symptom of PTSD in the DSM-IV under the avoidance category. Additionally, the no answers were actually also evidence of my PTSD because they are also avoidant symptoms. This, in addition to the VA rating, is evidence that I did have a condition that mitigated the misconduct.

The board gave their decision and stated that full relief is not warranted because they do not feel as if the severity of my symptoms completely mitigated the misconduct.

During the time that I was waiting for their decision, I was reevaluated by the VA and my service connected issues now are:
Combat PTSD 70%
Traumatic Brain Injury 40%
Migraine Headaches 50%
Ulcerative Colitis Secondary to PTSD 30%
Degenerative Lumbat Arthritis 20%
Tinnitus 10%
Left ear hearing loss 0%
Bilateral Bunions 0%

Considering all of the above do you think that I have a shot at making a compelling argument for full relief? I would think that this qualifies as new evidence that hasn't been previously considered.

I also found that the USMC updated their Admin Sep order to state that those being discharged while having PTSD/TBI are supposed to have a mental health evaluation done by a qualifying provider. I obviously did not have this done. Would this stand to offer any sort of credible argument for upgrade? Perhaps an actual Psychiatrist might have been able to spot the signs of PTSD in me better than a PA who asked a short yes/no questionnaire.

Thank you for your time.
52MO wrote on Jason Perry's profile.
Hey man, I was digging through some of the decade old stuff just now and am very impressed with the professional quality of your posts. I recently applied to the NDRB and was granted partial relief (OTH upgraded to General); however, the narrative reason remained misconduct. I petitioned in Feb of 2020 and received my decision last week.

While this is an incredible accomplishment, I feel as if reapplying for further relief is warranted. Hopefully you wouldn't mind to weigh in?

I served in USMC Infantry from 2008-2012 and deployed to Afghanistan twice. I sustained a TBI that is documented in my Admin Sep paperwork. I never received any negative counselings or page 11 entrys. I was discharged due to possession of spice. Nothing else or additional to that. Simple possession of spice. During the required screening (simple yes/no questionnaire performed by a Physician Assistant) for mitigating PTSD/TBI, I only answered yes to having headaches. At the time of my petition, I had been service connected by the VA for Combat PTSD at the 50% rate.

My argument was that the discharge was inequitable because drug seeking behavior is a symptom of PTSD in the DSM-IV under the avoidance category. Additionally, the no answers were actually also evidence of my PTSD because they are also avoidant symptoms. This, in addition to the VA rating, is evidence that I did have a condition that mitigated the misconduct.

The board gave their decision and stated that full relief is not warranted because they do not feel as if the severity of my symptoms completely mitigated the misconduct.

During the time that I was waiting for their decision, I was reevaluated by the VA and my service connected issues now are:
Combat PTSD 70%
Traumatic Brain Injury 40%
Migraine Headaches 50%
Ulcerative Colitis Secondary to PTSD 30%
Degenerative Lumbat Arthritis 20%
Tinnitus 10%
Left ear hearing loss 0%
Bilateral Bunions 0%

Considering all of the above do you think that I have a shot at making a compelling argument for full relief? I would think that this qualifies as new evidence that hasn't been previously considered.

I also found that the USMC updated their Admin Sep order to state that those being discharged while having PTSD/TBI are supposed to have a mental health evaluation done by a qualifying provider. I obviously did not have this done. Would this stand to offer any sort of credible argument for upgrade? Perhaps an actual Psychiatrist might have been able to spot the signs of PTSD in me better than a PA who asked a short yes/no questionnaire.

Thank you for your time.
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