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Max123

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So I had back and left leg issues for almost 1 year but my mri did not show anything important.I've been on profile since june my pcm put referral for meb this friday,what should I await next?I was told I have to be on profile for 1 year to start meb but I've been on profle for 8 month so Im confused also I was told by 1 of docs it could come with decision found fit,so If someone can give me information how this works would be great,thanks.
 

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So I had back and left leg issues for almost 1 year but my mri did not show anything important.I've been on profile since june my pcm put referral for meb this friday,what should I await next?I was told I have to be on profile for 1 year to start meb but I've been on profle for 8 month so Im confused also I was told by 1 of docs it could come with decision found fit,so If someone can give me information how this works would be great,thanks.
Welcome to the PEB Forum! :)

Unfortunately, despite the advances in modern medicine and the best efforts of patients, some military service members cannot be returned to full-duty status. In this event, it will be necessary for the military service member to be referred to the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES).

Indeed, a total of 12 months on a military temporary profile (cumulative or consecutive) for any medical condition would typically initiate a referral into the DoD IDES process automatically. Also, if a military service member's medical provider determines that the military service member's ability to continue their military service is questionable due to a physical and/or mental impairment then a referral into the DoD IDES process can be initiated at that given point in time.

To any extent, a military service member with a serious medical condition can be found fit when the evidence establishes that the military service member can perform his or her duties. The mere fact that one or more medical conditions exist does not constitute an unfit determination. Moreover, the inability to deploy to austere environments is only one factor in determining unfitness.

Nonetheless, since the DoD IDES MEB/PEB process is a performance-based system, one important factor is the impact of all medical conditions affecting the military service member's ability to "reasonably perform duties of his or her office, grade, rank or rating." At your leisure, please review the new DTM 18-004 and DoD Manual 1332.18 (Volume 2) for detailed information about the DoD IDES process.

In my experienced opinion, of most importance, please remain "positively proactive" and never default acceptance to any injustices while in the DoD IDES process; fight then continue to fight some more until receipt of your desired expectations supportive via all available medical evidence and/or medical documentation! Take care and I hope for much success! :cool:

Thus, I quite often comment that "possessing well-informed knowledge is truly a powerful equalizer!"

Best Wishes!
 

Max123

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Thanks for this information,so my pcm put referal for family practice clinic to review me for possible meb,is that the same referral for IDES or there should be a different referral for it?
 

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Thanks for this information,so my pcm put referal for family practice clinic to review me for possible meb,is that the same referral for IDES or there should be a different referral for it?
Indeed, you are welcome.

No, it's not the same albeit it seems that your PCM wants/needs additional supporting medical information from the Family Practice Clinic at this point in time.

At any extent, via an U.S. Army perspective, your PCM will need to submit a military permanent profile with a PULHES code of a "3" or "4" to the MTF which has approval authority. If the military physical profile is approved then the your acceptance into the DoD IDES MEB/PEB process shall begin with an official assignment of a PEBLO shortly afterwards. Take care!

Thus, I quite often comment that "possessing well-informed knowledge is truly a powerful equalizer!"

Best Wishes!
 

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I thought family practice is the clinic where my pcm is located,so since I am a soldier and my pcm is air force do I have to see another provider that is from army?Thanks for answering questions I just want to know what is going on.
 

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I thought family practice is the clinic where my pcm is located,so since I am a soldier and my pcm is air force do I have to see another provider that is from army?Thanks for answering questions I just want to know what is going on.
Indeed, no worries albeit I can see the challenges presented from being an U.S. Army soldier with a PCM from the U.S. Air Force.

That said, are you actually stationed on an U.S. Air Force Base? Or, are you stationed on an U.S. Army installation but assigned a PCM from the U.S. Air Force?

Thus, I quite often comment that "possessing well-informed knowledge is truly a powerful equalizer!"

Best Wishes!
 

Max123

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I am stationed in Germany so it's army base but I have an air force pcm. So I was wondering maybe he put referral for an army PCM to initiate a meb.
 

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I am stationed in Germany so it's army base but I have an air force pcm. So I was wondering maybe he put referral for an army PCM to initiate a meb.
Ah, indeed; therefore, it would seem that your assumption is potentially valid.

In retrospect, procedurally, it would be easier for an Army PCM to initiate a referral into the DoD IDES process since the Air Force PCM probably isn't familiar with all of the necessary/required Army processing documentation at least in my opinion. Take care!

Thus, I quite often comment that "possessing well-informed knowledge is truly a powerful equalizer!"

Best Wishes!
 
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