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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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...
Are there any risks to requesting a Formal PEB? For example can they reduce your DOD rating? Can they find you fit after initially being found unfit? Thanks!!!
So we are at Fort Bragg currently starting this process. My husband was finally contacted yesterday but not by his PEBLO. They set him up with a legal brief for next week but then also set him up with another appointment but not til the end of June with a physician who will explain why he is being medboarded and them will set him an appointment up with his PEBLO then. I am confused as this order (and timeframe) doesnt seem to coincide with any other one I have heard. Any insight? Is he...
I am posting this timeline and will update as I continue as a record for those that will be or are going through Fort Bragg. Any information provided is my experience and times can vary for others. 06 AUG 20 - P3 Profile initiated 20 AUG 20 - Referred to the MEB 24 AUG 20 - IDES Legal Brief 25 AUG 20 - PEBLO In-Brief 25 AUG 20 - VA Claim Received 27 AUG 20 - Full Claim Submitted (including supporting docs) 02 SEP 20 - Virtual Appointment w/ NARSUM Officer Currently - Waiting for Exam...
Good morning everyone, I am coming to you guys today to see if I can get an expert opinion on my case. Currently I am in the MEB phase about to be pushed in the PEB phase for PTSD. The question and concern I am coming here today with is that during my mental health evaluation with the QTC doctor, he had written inside his findings that he did not see me as having PTSD. Mind you this was a one hour sit down with somebody summarizing documents from the military, we barely talked and that was...
Hello! I am currently in the beginning stages of the process, I have my first NARSUM appt next week. What should I expect? I want to make sure I have all the information in line so it goes smoothly. What are some things to know or questions to have the answers ready for? This is the NARSUM that will be sent to AFPC, I already have my list of conditions that are noted, but some that aren't listed as well. Thanks for any insight or help!
Hey guys, I took a look on tricare and saw that my medical record packet is 500 pages long. Going to PEB once NARSUM is signed for P3s in foot neuroma and chronic pelvic pain. Both medical conditions are complications from previous issues. I also had 2 commissioning waivers for chronic pelvic pain and another one was for a previous injury in my foot. I’m really worried my PEB is going to take 2-3 months. All the doctors notes are pretty clear on what happened but it’s a bit of a story...
Hello, I was referred to the MEB at the beginning of January, I met my Peblo and completed my claims. All of my QTC appointments are booked and I should be done with my appointments the 25th of Feb. I spoke to my doctor today (I guess the one who does the NARSUM??) IDK lol. However, I was told by doctor that my date of MEB completion is about July 20th. I would like to know if its possible for my meb to be completed sooner? Not exactly sure of what the whole process entails. I can Imagine...
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.
I have read that some people can see their QTC exams through Tricare online. Is that the case for NG members as well? My last exam was 18 Sept and QTC told me that the exams were uploaded to VA on 12 Oct.
My NOSC medical HMC emailed me a decision letter from the MRR board that stated I am not recommended for retention in the reserves. NOSC medical said they are still waiting for the official message form PERS. I currently have 18 good years and 10 months of service. I currently have a 60%VA rating. I would like to be able to complete 20 years and collect a pension when I reach 60. I am not sure what my next step should be. Should I appeal to the PEB? The letter states that MRR appeals the...
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