1. M

    MST, Unspecified Anxiety

    Hello all, I have just started the IDES process and am looking for some feedback on potential outcomes. I experienced a MST event early in my career. I’ve been seeing psychiatrists, psychologists, and have completed an intensive outpatient 2 week program. I am still able to perform my job on...
  2. R

    How are new EAS calculated by MMSR-4?

    I signed my IPEB findings April 2nd, 2020, have not received new EAS as of yet (April 29th). How will my new EAS be calculated by MMSR-4?
  3. R

    C&P exam procedures changed?

    Have a question for some of you folks on here that are past or rather recently completed the IDES C&P exams at the VA. Is there a new way of conducting ROM tests? My examiner did it “hands on” and via line of sight. Is this the norm for those of you that have gone through it recently? I was...
  4. M

    Fibromyalgia AF Timeline

    I am an AD AF individual with a little over 3 years service. Long backstory to all of medical information, but I was on a profile for over 2 years due to an injury that happened on duty. Originally, I was being MEB'd for this by the DAWG, but they changed my MEB to be for my diagnosis of...
  5. A

    VA Rating Step is delayed by 62 Days already !!!! Need Advice Please...

    I was referred to MEB in Oct 2019. VA Claim was filled on the 07th of Oct 2019. I got my unfit memo dated 10th Dec 2019. As of today (25th Feb 2020), I literally have no clue what is holding my VA Ratings. I have not recieved my 199 yet obviously. Spoke to my PEBLO, he said, he has no clue whats...
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    IDES-Decision Letter Questions

    February 2019- Diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis March 2019- Permanent LIMDU with "no functional limitations" for non-deployment due to prescribed immunosuppressant Humira May 2019- Med Board initiated, inducted into IDES August 6, 2019- First round of C&P exams, VA Status: "Claim Received"...
  7. 254wondering

    Appeal process for rating

    Hello all. I have been going through the IDES process for about a year. I finally got my findings today. I got 20% DoD and 100% VA. however, I strongly disagree with my rating. My referred condition was lumbar spondylosis (forgive me if i spelled it wrong) with radiculopathy. My PEBLO I...
  8. S

    1/12/2020: Official IDES Notification yesterday: IDES or LDES?

    I’m a ARNG member and my unit officially received IDES notification yesterday. The injury (LOD) was from while on active duty and I have the completed DA2173 to prove it. “intervertebral disc degeneration, lumbosacral region; Patellofemoral disorder right knee, effusion right knee” I’ve been...
  9. Z

    Choices available

    If the referring condition comes back at 30% or more and you are at 15 years of service; can you elect to deny the retirement and choose the severance? I understand all the benefits but looking at all options for my family right now.
  10. O

    NEW IDES Timeline 23 July 2019

    DTM pdf original IDES timeline pdf has key info highlighted for easier reading
  11. O

    DTM-18-004 Revised IDES Timeline Change 1

    DTM-18-004 is the same as IDES timeline, except I have highlighted some key information on the IDES pdf..
  12. D

    Will IDES affect current VA rating?

    I am an army reservist in the process of be put through MEB. I was deployed to Iraq in 2016 and suffered injuries. I returned home and recieved an 80 percent disability rating from the va. I was given the choice between IDES or LDES. I was warned that IDES could lower my current va rating. From...
  13. aliceaje

    So Conflicting EMG Exams on Referred condition... Reassure me please.

    Ok, so did me PSO C&P this past Mon, and did my PHY C&P this morning. During this morning's exam, as she was going through the various statements by doctors, profiles, etc, she noted that a military doctor at BAMC gave me a EMG that came back normal, which contradicted my primary Neurologists'...
  14. D

    Can the VA C&P change my diagnosis? BP I vs BP II.

    19yr Navy, was diagnosed in MAR of 2018 w/ BP I after a 10 day hospitalization (1st BP event was in 2013 but un-diagnosed). After 2 x LIMDU was referred to the IDES w/ BP I, PTSD, & TBI. Just received my C&Ps from the VA today and the VA examiner changed my diagnosis from BP I (most recent...
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    I am going through the IDES process here on Bragg. I signed my NARSUM 13 June 2019 and it was sent up 14 June 2019. Anyone been through the process that can tell me what to expect next and about when to expect it? Or can you share your timelines so I can get an estimate? My wife is due 14...
  16. Y

    PEBLO not doing his job

    Good evening, I posted here a while ago about possibly being placed on a med board from a service academy. I got placed on the board finally (I think). I got placed on administrative leave without pay and placed through the IDES system because of prior service. The Naval Academy was quick to...
  17. T

    Navy IDES Timeline - NBK Bremerton

    Hello all, I'll post my timeline thus far and a bit of background information. Hopefully it helps someone out. Referred conditions: Migraine headaches, PTSD, Unspecified Anxiety Disorder September 2018 - Med Board initiated. February 2019 - NARSUM completed and package sent off to DOD...
  18. E

    MEB for Bipolar II disorder

    I was told I may get Medically retired do to my MEB being 2 different diagnoses but they took one diagnose off and just Med boarding me for Bipolar II disorder. So now may get medically separated but its still possible that i get medically retired. What should I expect? I finished both my C&P...
  19. T

    VA Disability Back Pay

    I feel like I already know the answer to this but want to confirm because I feel like a fellow soldier told me wrong. I am going through the IDES/MEB/PEB process currently. I filed my letter with intent to file a claim with the VA in June of 2018 but just now starting the VA Disability claim as...
  20. B

    Unofficial Findings??

    I was found unfit on March 23rd 2019, Does anyone know anything about PEBLOs being able to view unofficial findings? Someone in my division told me their PEBLO or IDES attorney could look at their unofficial findings after they were found unfit. Any light shed on this is greatly appreciated...
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