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    Using VA education benefits

    Is it wise to put in an application for both Voc rehab and the post 9/11 GI bill, and see which one you qualify for? Also, do you have to wait to be accepted to a school to apply for education benefits? Or should you apply to establish eligibility at the same time that you are applying to schools?
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    When is the best time to apply for Voc Rehab?

    My spouse has a potential job in another state, and I would like to apply for schools in that state. Should I apply for Voc Rehab now, knowing that we will likely be moving within the next month? How long does it generally take to hear from the VA once you have applied? If I can work it out I'd...
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    change in rating while still in "review of evidence"

    Hello all, I had a few deferred conditions after my MEB, and a few months ago had a C&P exam for them. My claim for those conditions is still in the "review of evidence" stage, but my rating has suddenly changed on ebenefits. I can see the status (service connection % or "not service...
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    Scoliosis question

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    Post PEB, now on terminal...does this sound right?

    I'm on permissive tdy/terminal leave now. I picked up my dd214. And was told not to do anything with it until my eaos, and once the eaos comes I being it to the nearest Deers office and that will update Deers and kick in TAMP benefits. Does this sound right? Right now my everything still shows...
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    Scoliosis question

    Hello! I was in IDES, now on terminal leave. My back wasn't a referred condition, but I did claim it and was awarded 10%. My MSC said that for the claimed conditions, if I added more medical evidence to show that a higher rating is warranted before the time of my final decision (my EAOS) that...
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    Scoliosis question

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    Scoliosis question

    Hello all, I was awarded 10% disability for various back issues lumped together, one of which is scoliosis. This seems to be based on my range of motion and pain. But when I looked at my VA letter, it says that this is one of the requirements of a 20% rating: "Muscle spasm or guarding severe...
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    How to ask for higher ratings from VA (for non referred conditions)

    So once I review the criteria, literally its just a matter of uploading new medical records/evidence to the existing claim (I'm not looking at ebennies now, but I believe there is a place where it says no new documents are needed at this time, do I load them there?), letting them look through...
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    How to ask for higher ratings from VA (for non referred conditions)

    So do you just upload documents to the existing claim? There are no special forms or anything? Should I highlight the areas I believe warrant the higher rating? I also have records for stuff I'm hoping to get service connected (they were claimed after IDES started, so while they show up on...
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    How to ask for higher ratings from VA (for non referred conditions)

    I was wondering what is the proper procedure for requesting a higher rating from the VA for a condition that was NOT a referred condition (So not a VARR for referred condition). I'm at the end of IDES, with a separation date coming up. When I got my VA letter it spoke about how the next higher...
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    Choosing Dicharge Date

    Ugh I already did the physical :( Basically I filled out all of the paperwork, and noted everything that I have claimed through IDES already and my physician agreed with me and signed off on everything. I will bring this to the attention of my command though. Thank you, maybe there can still be...
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    How long for orders after signing?

    I called PSD today and was told that everyone who has been on board for over 180 days has to have a separation physical. I'm so confused because I found a manual that stated "Disability examinations will serve as the separation physical if separation from military service occurs through the...
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    Choosing Dicharge Date

    I actually just went ahead and called PSD to ask, and they said that indeed you DO have to have a separation physical. Anyone who has had over 180 days needs one. So confusing, that manual above says "Disability examinations will serve as the separation physical if separation from military...
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    Choosing Dicharge Date

    In this thread: http://www.pebforum.com/site/threads/how-long-for-orders-after-signing.37381/#post-176021 We talked about separation physicals, and it seems like C&P exams are supposed to count. I also found this: http://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/files/2016/03/DoDM_1332.18_Vol2.pdf Which seems...
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    How long for orders after signing?

    I only requested it because our admin PO (who's never processed a med separation) told me I had to. I'd rather not if its not required.
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    How long for orders after signing?

    Interesting! I just signed my findings on the 20th and scheduled a separation physical for Tuesday! I'll definitely be calling to ask about this, I thought it seemed strange to do one.
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    Navy - How long should I expect before I hear my discharge date?

    It seems to make no sense! My Peblo is nice but has been wrong about a few things during this process, so I'm hoping this is one of them! Lets keep each other posted.
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    Navy - How long should I expect before I hear my discharge date?

    I signed my board findings the other day. Thank you to anyone who helped me along with this process, I'll be sep/severance pay. How long do you think it will be until I get my official separation date (I requested 28Mar17) so I can actually complete all of this paperwork I have? I pushed out...
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    Navy - Help choosing a separation date

    My command is on Holiday leave until early January so things are already going to be tight in terms of being able to take advantage of my days.
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