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.
 
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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...
Hello I’m new to the forum but I was hoping to get some help Just to give you my background. I was separated in April 2002 for personality disorder, Which didn’t exist, I was diagnosed with MDD and PTSD by VA in October 2016 100% P/T. I contacted NVLSP in 2016 they were kind enough to be me in touch with a pro Bono attorney who is awesome! December 2018 the Army Medical Review board confirmed they received my application and evidence (put together by my attorney) October 2019 my...
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...
Hello, currently stationed at a missile base and I’m security forces working at the missile sites. I was recently put on code 37... my question is will this prevent me from trip outs to the missile field? We go out for a week at a time up to 2.5 hours from base, if that matters at all. TIA Waiting to hear back from PEBLO to ask all my questions to but in the mean time hoping for some insight.
I have been waiting for my da199 since December 3rd 2020 and today I just got a call about a QTC appointment about a condition I was told pretty much got dropped and now they want me to go to an appointment for it. How will this affect my narsum? Will I have to sign everything over again? Or can I just go to my appointment and move along in the process. Thank you!
I am under the impression that once they give you your proposed ratings you can appeal the ratings that they propose. Is this true or do I have to wait till I get unfit or fit from the meb. Just need some insight
I have been reading some of these MEB/PEB timelines (USMC), and it seems most of these are being sent to PEB prior to receiving VA proposed ratings. My PEBLO told me he needs to wait for the VA ratings to send to the MEB for a decision? Is he correct in this statement? It seems like PEB is already in motion by the time VA ratings are received, not to send to the MEB. My MOL has stated referred to PEB since Jan 28th as well. Thanks in advance!
What’s next after that and how long will it take to hear back about a rating. Any information or personal experience is appreciated
Hello: I am currently on AD (USN). I am working with my behavioral health provider, who is also a convening authority (CA). My PEB will address my ankle, back, and mental health issues. Right now I only have two questions, although more questions will come as I get deeper into this process. I'm an officer who works in medical plans; question 2, below, relates to this comment. 1) Question 1: My provider wants me to find an advocate from the VFW. Has anyone else been done this before or...
I finally received a decision in regards to my MEB/PEB. My DA form 199 states: "Although the Soldier's disability is presently rated at 100 percent, the Soldier will actually receive 75 percent of the Soldier's monthly base pay, or 75 percent of the retired pay base depending on the Soldier's active duty entry date, unless Soldier is eligible for a higher percentage based on years of service. DFAS will calculate the Soldier's pay using the method most favorable for the Soldier." I am an...
 
My timeline as of today.....it’s been 75 plus days since my NARSM was sent to the PEB did anyone else have to wait this long?
On February 7, 2021, the VA updated the musculoskeletal rating criteria for the first time in years. To see how these changes may impact your pending IDES case, please click on the attached link to the applicable section of the updated electronic CFR : Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR)
Anyone know how to get placed on the IDES Platoon
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
I didn’t see anything regarding TRICARE, but my question is at what point of the dreaded process will TRICARE enrollment be brought up and what level of TRICARE am I eligible for?
I’ve been waiting since December 3rd for my 199 anybody know how long it usually takes? Is there somebody I could call to make sure I didn’t miss anything or to figure out why it’s taking so long?
Is anyone familiar with the process to make more VA claims, PEB has been accepted however they found 5 conditions that weren’t annotated, how do I go about this
Hello, If a National Guardsmen medically retired T32/AGR; VA 100%, DOD 70%, 16 yrs total Active time with 25 years total and the vet applied for CRSC and is granted would that affect guard retirement at 59? The vet is not received active duty retirement because VA benefits was greater.
What determines fit or unfit for duty? I have been referred a meb for back pain. However I have other serious psychological issues and other problems. I have included everything in va claim, wondering if peb looks only for boarded condition or every thing included in the claims? thank you
On 23Nov20 i received proposed ratings at 80% with one condition being "nose pain" and another being "neck pain", since being told to get them actually checked out. I have found out thus far that i have a cyst and a deviated septum for the nose issue. For the neck issue, they have just concluded neck strain thus far. Is this holding up my actual ratings process? and will it alter the actual ratings? is there anything i can do to try and speed the whole process up? My referred condition is...

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Hello, I am a coastie and am currently getting medboarded and have been on light duty the last 6 months. My boat is set to PCS at the end of the year. I am curious if I can PCS while I’m getting medboarded or if I will just stay on temp duty at the base which I am doing now. Thanks
 
Hi all, I have a question about what my mental disability VA rating will be. I’ve seen the graphic with the breakdown, and after looking at my c and p exam, I’m stuck scratching my head. In my exam, the provider checked: 1. Occupational and social impairment with deficiencies in most areas such as work, school, family relations, judgement, thinking, or mood 2. Suicidal ideation 3. Obsessional rituals which interfere with routine activities 4. Near-continuous panic or depression affecting...
Hi all, I was referred to the IDES process for ptsd and depression. Afterwards, I was put on humira for psoriasis which makes me nondeployable. Do I need to put in another profile for the humira use? The QTC exam already made note of it. Thanks.
With a initial submission date of January 2017, I successfully fought off their attempts to close my case once. But I’m afraid they just pushed me back to the lowest part of the queue. It’s been nearly 2 years since that battle was won, and the best updates I’ve gotten are cookie cutters. In April I was told “Our Case Management Division requested a medical advisory opinion from the Army Board for Correction of Military Records (ABCMR) medical staff. The issues presented require a review...
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