Help with current IDES/LDES regs

mighty

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Hey all,
I'm currently 100 % P&T for PTSD, (as well as rated for other ailments) Im in the start of a MEB, but I'm being told I can't choose between LDES/IDES. Told I have to request a waiver signed by an MTF commander for a specific type of hardship it would cause(Exception To Policy). And protecting current VA rating isn't a viable reason. Was referenced to some 2 plus year old MEDCOM memo stating such (Feb 2018). Now I'm on suspense and have 3 days left. Either just get out and live with my benefits as is, or extend and take my chances in IDES. I Feel like I have no where to get proper info. Everything I've read indicates being able to choose one or the other. I do not want to go through a VA C&P when I'm T&P.. Please advise!! TY
 

Josh C

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I just spoke with a lawyer through the AOC for free and he said it would be in my best interest to go through the LDES and he signed a paper. My PEBLO sent that to the MTF commander and he signed and agreed and that worked for me.
 

mighty

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Thanks for your reply. I’m being told that it’s basically a zero chance I’d get put in LDES and was also told by a private attorney and the OSC attorney to go IDES anyway. OSC says I can go IDES without losing VA 100 P&T by not filing out VA/DOD joint claim form. VA21-0819. I’m skeptical of that bc what I’m being referred to meb for is what I’m 100 P&T for.
 

Josh C

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Thanks for your reply. I’m being told that it’s basically a zero chance I’d get put in LDES and was also told by a private attorney and the OSC attorney to go IDES anyway. OSC says I can go IDES without losing VA 100 P&T by not filing out VA/DOD joint claim form. VA21-0819. I’m skeptical of that bc what I’m being referred to meb for is what I’m 100 P&T for.
I went through the LDES and was just separated in NOV. You can do it the MED group commander and a lawyer has to sign off that you understand what you are doing and that you except the results.
 
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