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    Already have 90% VA, MEB memo sent up.

    Are you going through Atterbury? I began the MEB/PEB process with 80% VA rating. Before I ever saw anyone for an exam, I had long ago requested a reevaluation for spinal conditions and migraines. Long story short, I was raised to 100% before the process started. I was found unfit by the MEB...
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    Waiting for ratings

    MEB found me unfit on February 15th and sent it to the PEB. I'm still waiting.......
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    Appealing for higher rating Army side

    I can't say for sure at all, but the injections are only temporary. The nerve pain doesn't ever go away, from what I have found. The injections or nerve blocks and ablations control the pain, but the underlying condition is still there. Be sure to appeal with all of the medical documentation...
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    Question about secondary symptoms

    Anyone that may know..... I'm Army, waiting for my final determination to come around any day now. I was found to "not meet retention standards" for PTSD, Cervical Spine DDD/Spondylosis, Right Upper radiculopathy, Lumbar DDD with Central Canal Stenosis, and Right sciatic radiculopathy. What...
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    CRSC Clarification

    I'm still many months into my MEB/PEB. I had all of my ratings from VA prior to ever being sent to the board, and that was in November. Apparently my "revised" ratings were sent from VA to PEB a week ago. Something to do with the arm. Rated 30% cervical with 40% radiculopathy in the right...
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    NG Title 32 ADOS with LOD's but not being kept on orders

    I was able to find a great asset through the active Army's Warrior Transition folks. They put me in contact with the right person who was able to bird dog things for me. When it comes right down to it, it's federal law that they keep you on. It's up to THEM to figure out how that happens.
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    Promotion to E-9 upon medical retirement

    Great help, thanks!! Focused too much on the USC and not the AR. My mistake. Thanks again!!!!
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    Promotion to E-9 upon medical retirement

    SGM, Thanks for the help. Much appreciated!
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    Promotion to E-9 upon medical retirement

    Hello all. Question for the masses. I understand USC dictates if someone is on a promotion list and they are retired for medical reasons, they will be promoted to the grade they are on the list for. I am in the NG, and have just started the long MEB/PEB process. My buddy is at the end of his...
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    Can I get two P3 profiles for two UNRELATED med boardable conditions?

    I am just starting down the long road of MEB/PEB. I was rated P3 and referred to the board for Neck, Lower Back, PTSD and Apnea. So, I would have to answer yes to your question. Good luck with everything!
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    PTSD LOD through NGB

    Greetings all! I have been referred to the MEB for various spine and joint issues, as well as apnea and PTSD. I have approved LOD's for all except PTSD. I received a VA rating of 50% for PTSD in 2010. At the time I told nobody about the diagnosis, nor did I ever draw compensation. I didn't...
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    Update To Meb

    I wish you and your husband the best of luck! This board is overflowing with amazingly useful information. Never be afraid to reach out, as there are experts all over. I'm just starting down what will likely be a long road until my retirement is complete, and I will frequent this board for...
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    NG Title 32 ADOS with LOD's but not being kept on orders

    Looking for guidance from those who may have experienced similar things. BLUF: I'm 23 years in, with about 12 years AFS. Have been on ADOS Title 32 502f orders since January 2010. I have incurred new injuries and aggravated old ones while on ADOS, and have 3 approved LOD's, with 2 more...
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    Reservist needing guidance

    If you are still on active duty orders, my advice is to get LOD's for any and all conditions you've incurred, that have not already been judged to be incurred in the line of duty. You need to speak to your medical case manager and discuss with them the process. I'm in somewhat the same...
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    23 Years Guard service, on ADOS orders with LOD's....medical retirement?

    Thank you all for your input. I have conditions from Afghanistan that have been approved LOD from 2010, to include both knees torn/arthralgia, lumbar spine issues, left shoulder tear. With everything I've been rated for at VA, it's currently at 80%. My civilian ortho has completed MRI's on...
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