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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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Physical Disability Compensation

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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.
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?
Hello: My attending physician, who put me in for a PEB, keeps suggesting I hire an attorney. Generally speaking, when should a member facing a PEB hire an attorney? It's not a petty decision. I researched attorney costs online. They charge 20-33% of the final rating. That's anywhere between $6,500 to $33,000, not a trivial amount plus even regular military retirement doesn't = 'rich.' (Note: I have a mental health 'existed prior to service and aggravated by combat duty' type case; 11...
So I accepted findings May 3rd 2021 and still have not been given an update on when I will get a new eas. My eas interview with my career planner has been completed and I recieved my page 11 but IPAC outbound is still saying I dont have a new eas. Just wondering if anyone could give me somewhat of a timeframe as to when I will be given a new eas.
I hear different stories and wondering if anyone can help. I'm 100% pnt. I'm wondering what happens to the veterans compensation if they pass from either a freak accident or from a cause of any of the disabilities. Does your spouse continue to receive the compensation?
HI everyone, I don't know if anyone would have the answer to this or if you might know where I could get some sort of answers but I have been seeing at the Air Force Base for my mental health issues and my docs there put me on LIMDU and recommended me for MED BOARD. When I went to Portsmouth LIMDU office I was told my doctor, myself, and my paperwork was all sorts of messed up. the man that said all this kept saying things that really made me upset because on my first limdu my doctor did...
So i was referred to PEB/MEB back in September, and finished my appointments on the 23rd of November. I was told results should be back in 4-6 weeks but haven't heard anything. I was wondering how long some of you have waited and who you got ahold of? I've contacted my PEBLO with no answers he hasn't been any help. My command is totally lost and doesn't know what to do.
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...
i have typed it out so many times, hoping to get responses but have had zero luck. hopefully this will be the place for me to be. husband was referred to MEB late october 2017 and all paperwork was submitted two weeks ago. MEB for severe migraines prostrating 5-6 times a week for past seven years. [VA list is a laundry list, including CPAP machine and sleep apnea, BP issues, hearing loss, etc] got a call monday saying his findings and ratings were in, so yesterday he went and they told him...
Hello all, Like many I'm sure, an effort to find as much info as I can the Google brick road has led me here. 15+yrs service ( Army AD & Army NG) referred to the IDES/MEB process for UC. I was granted a CENTCOM waiver and deployed in Feb2020, just 50 days before re-deployment I had a minor flare and went to see the medical folks about options. My intent was to get a short stint of prednisone as it helped when I was diagnosed in 2018. The NPC shared that even though they did have it...
Does anyone have an example letter I could use to rebuttal my NARSUM?
Good morning Ladies and Gents, I come seeking guidance. Background: I'm an Infantry Sgt with almost 8 years TIS. In 2017-2018 I was on two periods of LIMDU for low back pain (degenerative L5-S1 disc) and hip pain (labral tear). While on LIMDU I had a hip arthroscopy to repair the labral tear. My hip pain and back pain improved and I was returned to full duty. Fast forward to 2019, while working up for our deployment my back pain returned and increased in intensity. I went to BAS, received...
So I'm going through the meb process right now and I've been getting nonpromotion counseling because I cannot go to the board due to my conditions... excessive anxiety and debilitating migraines. Now my acting 1sg who is a sfc is threatening to bar me literally with a smile on his face and I've been telling him all this while I can't do it. Is there a memo I can get from my provider stating I cannot do it or what do I do?
VA rated 100% (was told no future evals scheduled but never actually received the letter based on fit finding) and 40% for referred condition but was found fit for duty today...I can’t even walk 10 yards without pain, I need a lawyer that will tear up the FPEB when needed. Thanks all! I just want unfit so I can TERA out
I was diagnosed with presumptive multiple sclerosis in 2014, and my disease has been stable since 2016. No MEB was initiated with my diagnosis, and I've been living the active duty Vet Corps officer life ever since (13 years total). I was a hard worker before my diagnosis and an endurance athlete, and put all that same effort into maintaining my abilities as much as possible despite my neurologic setbacks. 300+ APFTs, top block evaluations, no physical profiles. I recently was put on...
I wanted to provide some lessons learned and resources to those going through the IDES process to either make their transition a bit easier or facilitate resolutions to some common issues that arise during the process. 1) Career Readiness: If you don’t know what Operation Warfighter is, you need to educate yourself early in the process. Not only do they provide career and educational coaching and mentorship to help you succeed once you are out but they can also provide full-time internships...
Need advise from members. I am currently in the process of a MEB, C&P exams complete. After speaking with my PEBLO a few days ago I was informed that there is a chance I will be found fit for duty because I will make it to age 60 and will be able to draw my MDAY retirement. I was boarded for bilateral hip and a knee replacement in addition to back issues. I thought it was odd that my PEBLO stated that before the results are even completed. I will turn 60 next month and want to complete the...
How long does it take to get ets orders? I’ll be turning in my separation packet tomorrow and my leave starts next Friday. Will I be able to start clearing by like next Thursday?
Because I cannot find this anywhere, can I my PCS'd while undergoing the MEB/PEB process? Thanks
I see lots of timelines for other stations. I am army and just wondering if someone who went through the MEB process at SILL can give me their timeline so I may have an idea of what mine may be?
Question, as I cannot seem to find this anywhere, Can I get PCS'd while currently going through the MEB/PEB process? I just got started, with the CA signing off yesterday and saw the PEBLO for the first time this morning. Thanks.
DISCLAIMER: I am not on permanent LIMDU and I have no idea what will happen with my case. I am curious about permanent LIMDU as it might be my fate someday. Does anyone know whether an officer (Navy in my case) can get promoted while on permanent limited duty. What is the point of the FITREP or EVAL for someone who cannot be promoted?
Have an unusual situation here... I have had various ongoing medical issues for a few years now, was sent to MMRB & retained (reclassed). Afterwards my conditions "stabilized" and I continued to serve...didnt like my new MOS...and eventually I decided I wanted to ETS (regular ETS) this year and started the process to get out. I have already entered the BDD program for the VA, had my C&Ps and am supposed to start clearing in two weeks. However, I started feeling ill and had my labs...
If I'm on a Med Board, is it okay to upload additional evidence on eBenefits for my claims? I was wanting to highlight relevant diagnoses and injuries in my med records, then upload them so the VA Rater would have an easier time finding everything. Would this be okay or could it mess up my Med Board?
Timeline: June-notified unfit while DNA for six months July-DAWG board concurs August- AFPC says initiate MEB 4 unfit cond. Sept- MSC coord calls/schedule C&P exams Oct- last exam Nov-Jan- Crickets, nothing happened with my MEB. Feb- Called in to review my findings and to send my paperwork to IPEB, came back in 3 weeks. Awaiting rank determination now which I’m told is 60-90 days could be more could be less. Feb- Contacted ODC and signed 1180 90 AF/100 VA TDRL. Mar- Back to the waiting...
Good Afternoon, Hoping to receive some feedback on your experience. I was active duty for 13 years and reserve for the last 2 years. I was referred to the the PEB/MEB for my Chronic PTSD & TBI and am opting to go through the LDES process as I have already received a 100% PT VA rating. Trying to get an idea of what the process may look like for me with already having the 100% PT VA rating.

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