Found Fit, still unable to PT

Deagonx

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I was referred directly to a PEB (wasn't put on LIMDU, except by default when I went up for a MEB), and they found me Fit for Duty primarily because my job is non-physical and my condition (asthma) does not limit my ability to do desk work. I received the finding from the informal PEB yesterday that I was found fit.

However, I still have PT limitations which will no longer be justified by LIMDU. Permanent LIMDU seems to be reserved for Unfit findings, and it is explained in the order that Fit findings do not necessarily preclude someone from PT limitations, but it is difficult to find information about how to go about documenting permanent PT limitations while still being fit for duty (I EAS about six months).

Does anyone have any information about this? I am on an Army base so often the doctors here are not acquainted with Navy regulations.
 

RonG

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@chaplaincharlie might be able to provide guidance.

What is your goal (e.g., severance pay; no PT; discharge)?

I ask because I remember from my time as an Army 1SG (‘82-‘84), a soldier could receive a “temporary profile” from the MTF and be excused from PT.

A temporary profile is given if the medical condition is considered temporary, the correction or treatment of the condition is medically advisable and correction usually results in a higher physical capacity. Soldiers on active duty and reserve component Soldiers not on active duty with a temporary profile will be medically evaluated at least once every three months at which time the profile may be extended by the profiling officer.

You mentioned your ETS is ~six months in the future.

Ron
 

Deagonx

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My goal is no PT, but the USMC does not have a permanent profile like the Army. I could get a light duty chit, but thats only for 30 days maximum and most PCMs are hesitant to give no PT chits for even that long. LIMDU would be the main option, but I dont know if I can go on LIMDU for a condition that's been found fit.
 

RonG

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I wish good luck for you; I have asthma and understand it can be debilitating. I developed asthma while in the Army, but able to control it with Albuteral. I even ran the 1989 Frankfurt Marathon at age 44 in 3:25. Each case is different however.

I still use Albuteral as a rescue inhaler.

Ron
 

chaplaincharlie

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The USN leans toward fit. Despite your being at a non USMC station the Navy PEB is decision authority.
 

Deagonx

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Does anyone know if the PLD (Permanent Limited Duty) can apply to individuals in a situation like mine? Or if PCMs will put someone on LIMDU for a condition that's been found fit?
 

navysailor88

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I'm currently in the same situation as far as having asthma and being placed on LIMDU. How severe is your asthma? I'm trying to find out my chances of being found fit for duty. My asthma is considered severe persistent asthma according to the ICD Code that the Navy used.
 

Usndocgreen

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Hello there! This has been my situation the last 6 years or so. You’ll have to get a waiver from a doc, signed by an amdr, routed through the chain of command for every prt cycle. It’s tons of fun. The navy’s system is not well thought out unfortunately
 

Usndocgreen

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If you continue to have issues or your condition worsens you can be meb’d again in a year
 

navysailor88

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I was diagnosed with it in 2014 and it has gotten worse since then. I think I've made it this far without being meb'd because I've been seeing a civilian provider since early 2016. I'm trying to figure out what my chances are for being found fit vs. unfit. I'm under the impression that I'll definitely be medically retired due to my medication alone.
 

Deagonx

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I was diagnosed with it in 2014 and it has gotten worse since then. I think I've made it this far without being meb'd because I've been seeing a civilian provider since early 2016. I'm trying to figure out what my chances are for being found fit vs. unfit. I'm under the impression that I'll definitely be medically retired due to my medication alone.
Per my understanding, only receiving steroidal shots is going to provoke that kind of reaction and it's still not a gaurantee.

As an update, I was not officially placed on limited or light-duty. I received pseudo-official approval from my PCM to not perform group PT via the medical assignment screening form I was given after receiving my findings.
 
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