Did my MEB start?

anonymous1

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Alrigt so I've been knowing a MEB was in my future but my doc continually told me that my issue, exertional compartment syndrome in both legs, had not effected my PT yet so no MEB was needed. I had surgery on both legs but continue to have pain so my specialist said there was nothing more that can be done. He sent me a copy of my last visit covering this as well as a letter stating that he recommended a permanent restriction of no run or walk for time.
When I provided this to my pcm he stated that this was enough to warrant an MEB and began asking questions. He said he was initiating the process and that my case may be "flipped". He explained that this meant that based on my specialist's recommendation and his own that my case will likely not even wait to meet the DAWG but be sent to the next step after being reviewed by some local authority.
He also said he this was going to put me on a 365 profile and on Code 37 status and explained that to me.
My questions are this. When I looked at my profile that's loaded into IMR it states I am Code 31 not 37. Will this change at some point? I thought he was putting me 37 when he put the info in that day. Did I misunderstand how that works?
Also, can I get a dumbed down explanation or what I should be expecting to happen next?
I should note that I am also going to have a mental health side since I currently see them and they believe I have anxiety (I just got out on meds) and I have a history of depression.
Thanks
J
 

AttitudeEra

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I received a code 37 profile and I knew my MEB started because there was a little paragraph at the bottom stating that "Service Member is currently undergoing a MEB"....etc.
 

FSI1212

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Hey anonymous1, I'm in the same boat as you. I was told I'd be being processed for an MEB, but I'm shown as AAC 31 on my 469. I did a little research and I found out why. It is in AFI 41-210, which is the AFI that governs MEBs. In section 4.52.1.1 it says "(During any pre-MEB clinical evaluation or ―work-up period, providers will ensure the SM (Service Member) is placed on AAC 31.)" Essentially, after the provider puts you as AAC 31 and notifies the proper authorities that they are recommending MEB, it goes to the DAWG (Deployment Availability Working Group). They will make the determination of whether to change the AAC from 31 to 37. If they change it to 37, that is when the MEB is started. So, basically, the regular provider simply cannot make the determination to place you on AAC 37. Only the DAWG can.

Just for extra information, my psychologist told me that I will be found unfit for deployment by the DAWG, essentially because of my chronic adjustment disorder for more than 3 years.
 

FSI1212

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I received a code 37 profile and I knew my MEB started because there was a little paragraph at the bottom stating that "Service Member is currently undergoing a MEB"....etc.
It sounds like this is your updated AF469 that was established after the DAWG determined you would be coded as AAC 37. As I said above, your regular provider cannot make the determination to place you on AAC 37. Only the DAWG.
 
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