Humira MED board Retirement ???

I'm going through the same situation but its with Chron's. How did the MEB rating turn out for Humira? I really would like to receive my Medical retirement and no severance pay.
What were your results? Dr is thinking Humira is my next step or infusions. I'm a reservist and was already at 100% disability before my UC diagnosis. Base dr said they would MEB but nothing has been done yet
 
Could you clarify the about statement "To clarify for some... the Humira = Auto 60%" I take the Humira injectable shot every 2 weeks for over 2 yrs now. I'm going through a MEB due to the medication. I would love to recieve the 30% or greater to provide medical care for my family.
What were your results?
 
I'm about to be on SkiRizi injections for psoriasis. Army reservist. 10 years active and a couple national guard prior.
So far I've yet to get a profile. The process has me going to see my VA doc and have her do paperwork to then push to USAR for a profile.
How I'm understanding it is that I've got to have a profile to have the MEB initiated...
Recommendation on how to start the process? Per AR 40-501 I do not meet retain criteria. I'm close to my 20 good years of time for a USAR retirement, but that would still be a long ways out and a couple year process to get started and my readiness has declined a lot in the last couple years.
 
I'm about to be on SkiRizi injections for psoriasis. Army reservist. 10 years active and a couple national guard prior.
So far I've yet to get a profile. The process has me going to see my VA doc and have her do paperwork to then push to USAR for a profile.
How I'm understanding it is that I've got to have a profile to have the MEB initiated...
Recommendation on how to start the process? Per AR 40-501 I do not meet retain criteria. I'm close to my 20 good years of time for a USAR retirement, but that would still be a long ways out and a couple year process to get started and my readiness has declined a lot in the last
The use injections might be enough to trigger a MEB without being on a profile. Talk to your med group. Your CC can also initiate a MEB if they feel your readiness has declined. Might need to schedule a chat with them and explain your situation if you're not making any ground with medical.
 
@PiperAtTheGatesOfDawn @HucksDad

Any immunosuppressive medication prescription for a prolonged period of time is a huge red flag. Unless you can get an exception not to deploy (all Services but the Marine Corps potentially have ways to do so, technically speaking), you are highly likely looking at an IDES referral at some point. The vast majority of IDES cases are referred at the direction of your healthcare provider. Some referrals come via Service headquarters, by way of failing a deployment screening of some kind. Beware of "pushing" for an IDES referral too forcefully, as doctors start to question your motives if things aren't clear to them or they disagree on the need. Like I said, IDES referrals are largely left up to the healthcare provider's discretion. Woking with your provider to achieve a referral is always preferable to working against them for the same goal.

I hope this helps.

S/f,

Joel

Disclosure: I was a Marine JAG, Active Duty and Reserve IPEB & FPEB attorney, federal government civilian FPEB & TDRL-focused attorney at the Navy PEB, and now a private attorney focused solely on IDES cases at Joel Pettit Law. This post is meant as procedural insight only and should not be construed as legal advice related to a specific case or a legal analysis of facts thereof.
 
@PiperAtTheGatesOfDawn @HucksDad

Any immunosuppressive medication prescription for a prolonged period of time is a huge red flag. Unless you can get an exception not to deploy (all Services but the Marine Corps potentially have ways to do so, technically speaking), you are highly likely looking at an IDES referral at some point. The vast majority of IDES cases are referred at the direction of your healthcare provider. Some referrals come via Service headquarters, by way of failing a deployment screening of some kind. Beware of "pushing" for an IDES referral too forcefully, as doctors start to question your motives if things aren't clear to them or they disagree on the need. Like I said, IDES referrals are largely left up to the healthcare provider's discretion. Woking with your provider to achieve a referral is always preferable to working against them for the same goal.

I hope this helps.

S/f,

Joel

Disclosure: I was a Marine JAG, Active Duty and Reserve IPEB & FPEB attorney, federal government civilian FPEB & TDRL-focused attorney at the Navy PEB, and now a private attorney focused solely on IDES cases at Joel Pettit Law. This post is meant as procedural insight only and should not be construed as legal advice related to a specific case or a legal analysis of facts thereof.
Thanks a ton for the insight and for all that you do. I'll be referring back here to PEFforum often while I try and sort things out.
 
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