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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.
Hello, Idk if this is the right place o post this but I'm just wanting some information on the SRU(WTU). A little background, I'm Active Duty Stationed in Germany. I was diagnosed with severe illeal Crohn's Disease. My ARCP packet has been submitted, I'm waiting for my approval for it. I have to have infusions every 8 weeks for the next 2 years. The first year I will be evaluated to see if ill be fit to RTD. My question is how likely is the approval/disapproval process? What is the SRU...
Hello Pebforum, as I’m new to the site.... I’ve recently received my results from the MEB (19 Oct 2021) for 3 unfitting conditions: 1. Crohn’s Disease 2. PTSD, Chronic 3. Major Depression Disorder, Severe Reoccurring Also, the MEB recommended that I was deemed unfit for duty, separation/retirement & referred my case to the IPEB. The only disagreements I have with my MEB results are (1) the NARSUM that was dated back in May 2021 and (2) migraines not being listed as an unfitted...
I have a current separation date set for Feb 2022. In the past I went through an IRILO due to conditions from complications on a hernia surgery, result was return to duty with a C code to only PCS/TDY to locations with a fixed military treatment facility. I've since been on fitness test exemptions (since 2016), but somehow considered worldwide deployable, although I'm sure I wouldn't meet the reporting instructions in a lot of the AORs. Since the IRILO, I've also been diagnosed with other...
Are you authorized to have surgery for a non referred condition?
Hello my fellow shipmates lol has anyone received findings this week?
21 years of combined Active and Reserve time with multiple deployments. Being referred to the MEB now. Previously found unfit at 10 year mark and was sent to PEB and they allowed me to stay in. VA rated at 100% for the following Active duty conditions: Asthma, migraines, neck disc herniations, degenerative disc disease, bone spurs, GERD, PTSD, bilateral median and ulnar nerve neuropathy, and IBS. MEB is for the wrists. Will they take into account all medical issues I incurred during Active...
I am not currently undergoing a MEB/PEB but have a feeling one will be starting sooner than later. I am AD USAF with 13 1/2 years. I have been seeing my PCM for the last year for vertigo and it has been getting worse. I was referred to an ENT and after he did a hearing test he claimed that i did not have Meniere's disease. I have significant hearing loss in my left ear and have a hearing aid for it from a previous ENT. I have vertigo at least 5 times a day that lasts from 15-30 min. when the...
Timeline June 3rd: informed of med board August 6th: entered into IDES August 12th: open claim on va.gov August 30th: C&P exams September 29th: signed NARSUM. Peblo says he sent up my package that day October 7th: closed claimed on va.gov received proposed ratings letter on ebenefits
If you’ve received a proposed rating, does that mean the PEB found you unfit/fit?
Hello, all. I was wondering if anyone in here has had their case submitted in September & has seen anything on TOL saying that it was accepted. I’ve heard that’s how people find out if there case is accepted by the board. I’m hoping to get my finds back by March or May of 2022. Lol
TLDR: You can do these things!(mostly) Talk to your Command and SkillBridge POC Some of this information came from a Marine specific source, however, it should apply to most, and again, the most important thing to do is ask your POC! I used spoiler tags when directly quoting from sources to reduce the amount of scrolling and to help keep this post easy to read. Each source is annotated with a footnote marker "¹" to allow readers to both fact check and dig further. I will be using a few...
For the past few years I have been seen for "general anxiety disorder." After having a mental breakdown I decided enough was enough and I finally took the time to write down everything that was going on and what my stresses were. I presented this paper to my therapist and was then correctly diagnosed with BipolarII versus the GAD. She was very concerned for me, as are my peers and bosses. I'm just thankful that I have a correct diagnosis and can now be treated for it. My therapist asked...
Greetings PEB Forum! Hope all of you are doing well. I think this is the right place to ask, but if it is not please direct me! As the title suggests, I have some questions regarding the DES process and what it entails given my specific circumstances. In May 2020, I separated from active duty, after 9 years of service, and joined the Air National Guard. I went through the normal VA process and received a 100% cumulative rating (not P&T). I didn't really get the rating notification until...
My VA claims case was updated today but when I click details it doesn’t show any updates. I am still in the “development stage” does this update mean I should be getting some news soon? UPDATE: So apparently I’m in the decision phase for my claim. Not sure how long that takes if anyone has a estimate feel free to share.
On a few of my DBQs I shows at the bottom that “there is no symptoms, & findings to associate with a diagnosis” but it still shows it as affecting my ability to work. Will I still possibly receive benefits for this “unknown condition”? Ref: For the claimant's claimed condition of ***** there is no diagnosis because There are no findings, signs and/or symptoms to support a diagnosis
Waiting for PDA Approval. How can I reach USAPDA to ask if they receive my paper works?
MH TL Claims: PTSD - Referred condition TBI Tbi headache syndrome Tinnitus/ hearing loss Left hand Finger fracture Right hand finger fracture Knee strain Ankle strain Scars Plantar fasciitis TMJ Army TL First Phone call/Refferal for MEB- 8 JUN21 Contact with PEBLO and Counseling- 9 JUNE 21 CIS submitted- 15 JUNE 21 MSC contact/VA Claims submitted- 16 JUNE 21 QTC appointments starts- 1 July 21 C&P Exams finished- 16 July 21 Narsum complete- 3 August 21...
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...
I was informed by my Army PEBLO that I must list all my problems and diagnoses on my own. It was my understanding they would list all your diagnoses base on your medical reports. Is my Army PEBLO wrong or I'm misunderstanding? Please help!!!
Hello, this is my second time posting here. I have a question regarding being found unfit for duty of the PEB board. If you are found unfit for duty, do you still have to do staff duties? My profile sates No PRT, No strenuous physical activity and must be located 60 mins away from medical facilities. I made contact with VA MSC and they informed me that my process is currently at RFD (Ready for decision). I am not sure if I am still required to do staff duties (24hours). Thank you.
I was out on TDRL in 2018 after getting out. I was dropped last month and no contact was ever made. Im at 100% total and perm from the VA. Who do I reach out to for help. I cant get the VA id card for installation access yet due to me not knowing my final status.
Good Evening, So recently I signed my DA199 and a few days later I recieved notification that I was placed on the TRANSPROC list. My NLT date is january 7, 2022. However. I do have 10 days of leave and 20 ptdy. I was wondering if there was anyway I could get out sooner? I know with the 30 days of combined leave and tdy , that puts me to be leaving by dec7. Is there anyway to get out sooner? Also when will I recieve my dd214? I hope this all makes sense. Thank you
So I signed my 199 and waiting on my orders finally. I just had a question and maybe some of you can help put my mind to rest! I was proposed 100% VA P&T ( chapter 35 dependent entitlement was proposed) Are these proposed ratings pretty much the final decision or can it still change? Im worried because I can't see myself being able to work effectively in the civilian world at this time. Thank you for your answers!
Good evening, I just have a quick question for anyone who has ever gone through PEB and have been medically separated/retired while under contract with a Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB). Specifically, for the Navy folks. Upon discharge, were you required to pay back the reenlistment bonus or what happened with your reenlistment bonus upon separation? I read on a DFAS page that the remainder would be paid out but then looking through other references (DoD FMR, etc.), it it saying that...
Has anyone’s else’s mental health QTC exam results matched or not matched their ratings? Like do they go strictly by the QTC exam or do they look at your records as well for ratings?

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