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    The hits keep on coming

    I still answer most of my conversations/PM's etc. just picking my battles a little more so to speak, lots of folks offering good advice and when I see one thats "off" I try to jump in. Retirement has been a blessing and a curse, my fear of having all the time and enough money but none of the...
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    The hits keep on coming

    Welp folks, if ever there was a time, that I wanted to go into a rage, the last few weeks has been it. It all started with simple letter, Dear Mr. (twitch); Your hip prosthethic has been identified as being affected by a recall and further testing and evaluation is required. blab lhablahbll...
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    Thought I was done

    Well neither of these gets to the point, it is actually 3 stages, once your out, they get your 214, they do a quick review and "close" the case. thent hey send you a letter about 3 weeks later to the effect of "we determined your case needed additional review" and you get some wonky "review of...
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    Been waiting a long time...

    Sorry, was in a different thread didn't even realizeI had posted in this one.
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    Currently awaiting ratings, trying to figure out if i can move out of state.

    if retired, you get home of choice, if separated home of record, however, they may still move you to PA, with you paying the difference in what it would cost them to move you from your current residence to your Home of record ( the address/city of where you enlisted) I say may, cause I've only...
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    Can my ex wife keep my son's SSDI retro pay?

    different views and idea's for sure, but at the end of the day, it is money to be used for your son. Now that being said, I asked point blank what that meant and got blank stares. So I error on the side of caution and half of their money goes into a separate savings account for them, and the...
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    Been waiting a long time...

    heheheheehehehehe
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    Dazed and Confused

    You will be in what is considered a dual action discharge mode, if what you have stated is true, then you will LIKELY be medically retired. I am not calling you out, I am just pointing out there is small intricacies that can change that statement. Your package will go to the service secretary...
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    VA Increase after retirement

    IF the doctors notes show a clear timeline that the knee has gotten worse, and not that it was worse than thought at time of retirement, then it is likely not a winning battle. Also, keep in mind that the va hospital is not directly connected to the benefits side, so once you have the surgery...
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    DPANM has determined....(Air Force MEB question)

    I hope your chain backs you and you get this resolved, keep in mind one thing that may not have been mentioned or even know by the PA or your chain. RILO's are a formal part of the MEB process now, they are used to streamline the process, its an actual step, so your PCM cannot say "full meb"...
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    Air Force MEB process and what entitlements to expect?

    Your best bet, is to get the treatments you can while on active, trust me, I have lived and reathed this stuff for years, and the new systems introduced on the outside are far worse than while your in. with that said, if you have not visited the VA yet MSC yet to list conditions etc. then you...
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    Pelvis Stress Fractures/Hip Problems

    There is no "10%" for cutting you open, and with new guidelines from years ago, scars unless of the head/face/neck are seldom rateable unless very large or with complications. Now as for your pain, it is likely that with pelic fractures that there has been a rotation or misalignment of the hip...
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    DPANM has determined....(Air Force MEB question)

    I would approach/request an appointment with the Patient advocate and tell them your concerns that even according to the wording in the RILO finding an MEB should be considered. Other than that, you may be beyond the point of where they are willing to do it, that would likely be call for a case...
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    Received FPEB results today - what to do next?

    The rating as you probably know all ready is based on the over all impact of the mental conditions on your functional earning capacity. Better explained, how do your mental disabilities prevent you from work. If you had evidence showing that your abilities to work such as missing several days a...
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    DPANM has determined....(Air Force MEB question)

    RILO's etc are just now a "formal" part of the process for many branches, and yes they do place weight on "members intentions" Such as I have seen them drop several MEB's for someone who was at 18-19 years of service and had shown/communicated they wanted to retired at the 20 year mark/or even...
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    Air Force MEB process and what entitlements to expect?

    Fascial hernia's could be a sign of exercise induced compartment syndrome, which would/could require multiple compartment release(s). They could also just be small hernia's. A leg doctor with experience in diagnosing and treating these is your best recourse for care and in this case your best...
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    The Jabberwocky- a paradigm and description of the IDES.

    See, I guess I am still too ingrained in government thought processes lol. To me that is not too horrible albeit unncessary. You clearly by just the names can tell that there are multiple departments that use different programs and once they are done with their portion, they send it to another...
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    MEB/IPEB question....help!

    You can continue to upload records etc. as things get worse, but based on experience, no. The package they get with your records and the VA exam is all they base it on. With that said, any thing after you VA exam you get, keep and save for a VA recon or later appeals.
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    MEB/IPEB question....help!

    It is different for the reserves, as you are allowed to carry a va rating while on reserve duty, just not receive VA pay while "activated", they will subtract the "4 days" for your monthly and the 2 week annually. I am not 100% on this process and how it all works, as reserves and guard have a...
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    MEB/IPEB question....help!

    Well, there you have it, you are unfit for the conditions listed as "potentially unfit" on your NARSUM. I have not kept track of recent timelines, but October seems reasonable to have your findings back and deciding if you want to fight to stay in, take what they give you, or appeal/request va...
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