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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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A Forum to discuss the IDES, where the Service makes fit/unfit determination and VA Rating Board determines ratings.
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A forum for discussions about the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
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A Forum for discussing issues and questions regarding the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act and its impact on MEB/PEB cases.
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Physical Disability Compensation

A place to discuss all issues having to do with compensation from DoD for physcial disability.
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This post, like this site, is a work in progress. I realized recently that even though all the information on the Physical Disability Evaluation System (PDES) can be found here, first time visitors probably need a guide to understand what is going on with their case. I will be posting a more comprehensive "Guide" in the near future. But for now, I want to put out this post to help newcomers and members alike understand how to use this site. First, in the Physical Disability Evaluation...
This thread is for discussing everything related to fitness and unfitness in the PDES.
CRSC questions, new CRSC information, and requests for CRSC estimates should be posted as a new thread in the CRSC Forum. This is the link to the CRSC Forum —-> Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) Ron
A copy of Mike Parker's Powerpoint presentation to the MOAA's Wounded Warrior Forum. It includes the entire brief with back-up slides containing detailed explanations.
I have an important advisory and issue of great importance for Air Force Reserve Component Members (Air Reserve and Air National Guard members). A few weeks back a colleague of mine called me and asked whether I had heard of ARC/ANG members being processed through the Legacy Disability Evaluation System (LDES). My friend shared a story of a client who was an AF Reserve member who was referred to the MEB and then the PEB notified his client that he was being processed by the PEB as an LDES...
The question on most of our minds is this: How long is it all going to take? This is an attempt to answer that question, but it's going to take all of us to do it. The idea is to give a very detailed account of the timeline of each person's case. It's one thing to say "in February I was tumpy tumpy" but there's a world of difference and two pay periods between the beginning of the month and end of it. Somwhere there's the theory if the sample population (ours here) is large enough, it...
This thread is dedicated to special issues regarding the Temporary Disabled Retired List.
Welcome again, everyone (well, as of now I am the only one registered here, but this is for all the future members). As I explained in the anouncement, I have created this site to provide US Military Servicemembers information about the MEB / PEB proccess. This is intended to be a one stop information resource center and discussion board. This is my first message board/website, so please bear with me as I learn more about this board's software and how to improve the user experience. Please...
So, you are starting in the military disability process....you probably feel like the characters above. Let me point out several pointers and common errors that impact folks in getting to a favorable outcome. 1) Make an honest and fair evaluation of your situation and your goals as early as possible- then fight for your desired outcome. I have stated this countless times. One of the best things you can do to get the outcome you desire is to decide as early as possible what your desired...
Mind you these are all referenced to the Army, some may cross over to the other services those of you out there please post them on this discussion too! Thanks all!! Legacy-Old MEB/PEB process. IDES-Integrated Disability Evaluation System; new MEB/PEB process. DoD-means any military service/encompasses all. MEB-Medical Evaluation Board. PEB-Physical Evaluation Board. MMRB-MOS/Medical Retention Board. NARSUM-Narrative Summary. IPEB- Informal Physical Evaluation Board...
This post contains a slide covering timelines (the slide is from the Army, but applies to all services): http://www.pebforum.com/army-discussion/236-slide-army-pdes-elements-timeline.html
I was recently contacted by a staff member from the DoD Recovering Warrior Task Force. There is a panel discussion that they are holding in the Crystal City (Arlington), VA on Dec. 5, and they are looking for interested members going through the IDES. I was asked to post this announcement (which sounds like a good opportunity for people to have their concerns heard): The DoD Recovering Warrior Task Force (RWTF) is seeking Wounded, Ill, or Injured Service members who are in the...
This attachment contains the Federal Law concerning US military disability retirement. Please see the Library link to see the latest updates from Jan. 2008 in this law.
This info paper was published by the US Army Physical Disability Agency. A good starting point for a general understanding of the process.
So I talk to my peblo he stated that my da 199 is complete and waiting on signature. I wanted to know has anyone ran into this hold up before and how long does it usually take .
Good afternoon I’m not use to the formula and everything they use to calculate how much I will receive so if someone can help. 100 percent VA 50 percent TDRL dod W2 with 11 year married with 3 kids Just want the gurus on this page to help me out. About how much will my check be on a monthly bases?
Hi! I was just wondering what means Signature pending PEB stage. My peblo is not a very talkative person. He said I should expect 199 any day, but they are a bit back logged. Anyone knows how backlogged are they? My case went to PEB on 11 June. Thank you!
I’m hoping someone more knowledgeable than I can answer this question. Situation is as follows: - Medically retired - TIS: 14 yrs 4 months - DoD 70% VA: 100% P&T - CRSC awarded at 90% individual receives notification of their 18 month TDRL are-evaluation for unfitting condition that was rated at 70% by DoD. Question: If individual has a decreased rating as a result from the 18 month re-evaluation for TDRL such as 70% to now 50% or 30% or even worse lower than that and under the retirement...
I finally received my overall proposed rating from the VA. Will they also provide a breakdown of each individual rating?
I am a cook in the Navy with a fish allergy that I developed on the ship and now I’m on med board I wrote a personal statement to the peb saying I didn’t want to be in anymore and how bad the seafood affects me I was just wondering does anyone know if I will get separated or they will just find me fit and try to change my job?
Please help. I was AGR and medically retired with 100%pnt. I completed 15 qualifying years. From what I understand, if you had 15 qualifying years, you should receive both VA and retired pay with no offset. However, I did receive and offset and not getting both. When I ran this through my chain, no one had any answers. Please help clarify.
I’m currently in the AF reserves. I have 17.5 years. (3000) points. I’m awaiting a med board. I am 70% rated through the VA. Should I go IRR before I hit sanctuary (18years). Or does sanctuary apply to reservists? I would like to shoot for chapter 61 retirement (tricare and early pension) or can I still be medically retired after serving 20 years in the reserves (3100 points)? Thank you all in advance for any help
Hi so I am thinking about switching to LDES because I am almost done with my QTC appointments and everyone keeps saying it takes months to finally get out but I am starting to have a lot of medical problems that are manifesting and becoming very apparent and I believe it will really alter my ability to work with others. If I finish my QTC appointments can I switch to LDES or is it too late? And how would that look, because usually with LDES you aren’t supposed to have any VA appointments...
Hello everyone! I’ve been reading forums on this page for a while now and finally decided to make an account to post my timeline and some concerns I have. Nov 2020- MEB initiated Jan 2021- Exams Complete March 16- Got Narsum (IMR) March 31- Signed updated Narsum and sent to PEB. Now my concerns are 1) I checked the CMS dashboard and it’s showing 40 days for the IPEB step. The other 2 steps underneath haven’t populated yet. I feel as though this is a long time for one step because reading...
Hello all I have some questions regarding my retain ability in the air guard while taking otezla. I was diagnosed with psoriasis and prescribed topicals after about 2 years and a deployment I decided I wanted something more since the topicals weren’t making it going away only presenting spreading so I was prescribed otezla and it is working great. However I am concerned I will be kicked out for needing this medication to keep my condition controlled does anyone have any experience with this...
Just wanted to share my timeline. Hopefully it will give some perspective of what to expect. Keep in mind I only have 2 referred conditions and both are for lower back problems. The screenshot was taken 18 June 21. I’m still waiting for 199…
Dual processing - chapter/administrative separation and med board concurrently...if told that the service member will receive a General Under Honorable Conditions discharge can they still be medically retired?
SO basically I was referred to a MAR2 but do to my limitation HRC was unable to find a MOS that is a Gold/Moderate MOS that is within my limitations so they referred me to a MEB. I took my physical fit for duty exam and was found fit but that was 2 months after surgery. I have been trying to take another physical fit for duty exam but everyone keeps giving me the run around and I am getting no where. I am recovering well and know that I can decrease some of the limitations that are on my...
So I had my QTC exam recently which was my general exam for majority of my claims & the doctor went really fast, he seemed really cool but he went really fast like he was in a rush. Kid you not he was probably in the room with me for about 10 minutes and then left, I asked him was he coming back and he said no. Has anyone had a similar experience? And what are your thoughts?
Hey everyone. I just submitted my case last year, but the case numbers directly above and below my case number are posted. Does anyone know if that's good or bad? Side note: I emailed them and asked for an update today. From what I've read, I guess they don't like that very much. Thanks!
Medical Board Time line Does anyone have an estimate on how long or when I may be out of the Navy? I’m trying to stay strong, but every day just gets to me. This is my current timeline. June 5th 2020 - Started being seen for referred condition February 22nd 2021- Placed on LIMDU May 13th 2021- PEB initiated May 19th 2021- Called PEBLO for update, MEBAA signed & Counseling with my PEBLO *Buy day* May 20th 2021- initial counseling with Legal June 2nd 2021- 101 Legal Counseling with...
hello all, I recently was told i needed a board from being on TDRL (for some reason my DD214 says PDRL). I just had the medical appointment to have the information be processed through the board. I realized today (exactly 3 years after i medically retired form the navy) that Tricare disenrolled me. Is this because of TDRL stopping after 3 years? My DEERs information is all correct. I have medical needs with this insurance and only received a letter in milconnect that i was disenrolled...
Hey yall who ever take the time of the there day to read this, I am very grateful. I have a few questions to where im at in the process and is it normal for this process to go as fast as I think its going.
MEB Initiated by provider: 24 May 21 - 7 June 21 (held off for a week due to not having enough time with provider) June 7: Introduced to Peblo waiting on commander impact statement and approval from AFPC. (impact statement was signed June 8-9?? & sent back same day) June 10: APFC assigned code assigned JUNE 11: met with PEBLO privately for first time. June 15: signed paperwork for MEB day 1 started. June 23: sent VA claim paper to VA & was briefed. June 24: Called to schedule first few...
Hey everyone! I’ve found a ton of good stuff on here by searching around but I still have a few questions on what’s to come… To start off here is some background information, I am a Corpsman with an operational unit who is not married. I just recently moved to LIMDU status after battling a chronic cough for a good portion of my career (4.5 years now), thanks to COVID the cough became a big concern during my last deployment and eventually ended up with me being diagnosed with Asthma. I am...
Please HELP- let me preface by saying that I don't need accurate numbers and specifics- but if you could just read the whole post- I would really appreciate any input!! My incredible husband is currently hospitalized for the 4th time in 8 months with CPTSD, and other mental health issues. He is now being medically retired. How incredible that he keeps asking for help? He is just the best human that is sooooo hard on himself. I need some extra support. MadDog has been amazing, but I lost...
I am currently on my second month of LIMDU and have been taking HUMIRA every 2 weeks for a month. I was told that I have to be full duty before I can start the Med board process to get discharged by my civilian doc on base. I see a lot of people with Psoriasis on HUMIRA and getting medically separated is pretty hit or miss. I've been in for about 3 and a half years and get out at 5 years. I am in the Marine Corps, doing PT once a week, and seeing Rheumatology about every 2 months. I...
Can someone please help me understand the timeline. I hear that once the PEB convenes, you have like a month until your out day. But according to their timeline for the SMs specific case, it has much longer times on there. I.e. 30 days for benefits, 10 for SecArmy approval, 45 days transitional leave, etc. I tried to post a picture, but Im not sure if it attached. What is the accurate, or your experience of the timeline once the PEB is completed?
Hello, How long does my CO have to submit my non-medical assessment to The Board? My concern is basically the passage of time. There are not many duty assignments that I can perform that actually respect my LIMDU prohibitions. I just want to separate ASAP.

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