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My daughter is in US Army, and about a year ago, she had a car accident in Germany in the snow, and her car flipped over. Now her Commander is trying to chapter her out under AR 635-200 failure to adapt. Note she has been there since Sept 2020, over 24 months, and has been promoted from PVT, PFC to SPC, no article 15 even. Not even a med board! Should I do a congressional on her behalf?
In a post you wrote

“Another factor is to know if your chapter 61 pension is exempt from Federal Income Taxes”


Can you state this in different words?
chaplaincharlie
chaplaincharlie
I missed my window of opportunity. The IPEB only found one item unfitting, but that one was 100%, so I accepted. I should have appealed because my presumptive conditions were not found unfitting. Thus no tax free DoD money.
Provis
Provis
Sorry to hear that!
chaplaincharlie
chaplaincharlie
There are so many is and outs; every member news great legal representation.
Still waiting! It’s been 10 years and still no MEB just more run around from Tinker AFB PEBLO and know have totally new PEBLO and has not contacted since last one exited the position. I have 100% disabled through the VA since October 31, 2014 though tried once to go through AFBCMR but stated Need to exhaust all avenues before they will intercede. Know my medical conditions have gotten to the point of either the starting of dementia or Alzheimer’s then it may end up being my spouse who files anymore to get MEB completed.

recieved last NARSUM beginning of 2022 but thy had not added my prior service disability on my back so know we wait again just hope not another two hour trip to go through medical exams again. So very tired of how the US AR Force Reserves has treated all still waiting to be boarded after 10 years. May pass away before I can get my Retireement even for my spouse to collect.

Just noticed the new changes to LOD MEDCON AND INCAP that never got from day one when wing commander sent me home with nothing to support my family and could not afford a lawyer so here I sit waiting and just come on forum to research anybody cases that resemble mine but nothing yet.
Hello,

I was recently put on a P3 last week for my spinal stenosis and greater troch, I was told by my PCM that she would request a medboard and that I will receive a phone call in a couple of days, I have not received a phone call however I check my medpros today and found that my p3 was removed from my temporary profile and went back to a temporary. My provider has not called me to give me any information. Does anyone have an idea on what might have happened?
Any updates in regards to your IDES process/Ank Spon/Humira/VA rating?
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ArmyDDS
Damn, hopefully you can get to the 30%. Did they count you for codes 5002 and 5240 since you are on Humira as well?
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jamesbolton07
I am hoping they do. I'm not sure if they count neck and back together. For 5002, is it any joint I have pain in? I'm not sure how they calculate
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ArmyDDS
Yeah I think it should count any other joints affected. Look up ankylosing spondylitis is search bar and there are multiple threads talking about it. 5240 should just strictly be ROM test and 5002 is active arthritis in back/joints
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13D1FDA7-FB4D-4F68-BF9E-EF9C6C068DAF.jpegAsthma med board info
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Jdub23
ASTHMA MEDBOARD DISCUSSION

So basically today my provider said he will be putting in a medboard for my asthma. I’ve been having the problem about a year, tried all meds all the way up to low, medium, and high dose inhaled corticosteroids and currently on 500/50 advair diskus. I also am currently on a daily ALBUTEROL inhaler. I am referred off post as of now seeing a pulmonary specialist and she said she didn’t want to put me on oral corticosteroids as she thinks I’m to young to start taking them(26). So with this being said I have highlighted in yellow the things which I qualify for and in red what does it exactly mean and any info on my situation? My provider sat down and showed me these. Thanks. And does my uncontrolled asthma make it chronic itself? My pulmonary specialist put “chronic” next to my asthma after the visit.
Hello how are you doing I am in need of advice I was injured in Iraq sent to Brooke army Medical center for TBI had a surgery and for rehab I started to become I’ll also blood pressure uncontrolled dislocated sternum nose was broken I was an E-5 I had orders to BNOC but off course was canceled I was told that I was promotable met time in service and grade for E-6 when I was in the WTU my case manager wasn’t listening they instead of putting me in for med board they put me fit for duty but I was still I’ll they sent me to ft Meade understand joint command of the air force as a special duty assignment and to finish healing long story short my TBI continued to get worse my blood pressure never got controlled then I went into stage III kidney disease started having trouble with my heart had another surgery from the injury sustained in Iraq the joint command unit was told to send me back to the WTU but instead they ETSd me out I contacted the Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed and he said that unfortunately the Army failed you and on behalf of the U.S Army I am sorry but congress but no one is going to put their rank on the line and congress is not going to bring you back in I wrote to the Army Review Board I wrote to congress
Does anyone know what it means if you get a message on MOL saying "Your medical board case has been accepted by the PEB for action." I received this message Jun 3rd and submitted my findings the end of March.
Mr. Perry, is there a source or regulation stating " Military Reserve Technicians must be at least 50 years of age and serve 20 dual status years or any age and have served 25 years as a dual status technician (no military buy back) in order to receive an annuity? HRO seems to think military buy back counts for MRT's to receive DSR retirement and not allow me for a Disability retirement. They said as a MRT that my buy back counts towards the 20 years but in the chapter 84 8414 it states "
(2) An employee who is initially hired as a military technician (dual status) after February 10, 1996, and who is separated from the Selected Reserve or ceases to hold the military grade specified by the Secretary concerned for the position held by the technician—

(A) after completing 25 years of service as a military technician (dual status), or

(B) after becoming 50 years of age and completing 20 years of service as a military technician (dual status),is entitled to an annuity."

But others say, " show me were it says that buy back does count! ". I would say this says everything...correct? or is there something more direct?
hello jason perry. where can I find info on this forum about how a medical retirement would work for a reservists? I here 100 different things. I even was in a PEBLO's office today and they were not sure how the reserve side works for the most part.
Thanks,
Shitty B
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Not-a-shitbird.com
Hello fellas.
I am still serving. Currently deplpoyed. I have 8 good years. I may have 9. I met with a PEBLO here on my deployment who was also confused about what a reservist would get. I am 90% service connected currently. I understand there is 2 lanes. IDES and Legacy? Not sure if that is accurate. Would I want to use the DOD lane only since I am already service connected. If so, how would that work?
Jason Perry
Jason Perry
You will be treated the same for pay calculations as an active component member. Look at Title 10 USC Section 1201. It is titled "Regulars and members on active duty for more than 30 days: retirement."

If you elect Legacy, the PEB will determine the ratings for your unfitting conditions (they are not bound by the VA rating determinations). If you elect the IDES, you will have C&P exams for all claimed conditions and the VA will determine your ratings. The PEB will be bound to apply the VA-determined ratings for your unfitting disabilities.

My personal belief is that the IDES is almost always the preferred election (and it is the default). I have people tell me all the time that their PEBLO tries to talk folks into the Legacy system, giving warnings that it is possible that your VA rating could decrease. While technically possible, there are many protections for previously granted VA ratings, the VA has to give you a hearing if you request one before reducing a previously established rating, and if you have been continuously rated for 5 years, 10 years, or 20 years, the ratings have increasing evidentiary standards in order to reduce the rating. I have seen many more bad decisions from Legacy than I have from IDES. However, there are rare and narrow circumstances, especially if you need a faster outcome (because it is a bit faster) to opt for the Legacy system. You have to make your own election on this point, but I strongly believe IDES is the better system.
I hope this helped! Good luck!
R
rknerl
Jason are you able to contact me? I am unable to start a conversation with you
Self learning disability retirement law is no fun! After this PDBR process. DFAS and ARMY HRC should hire me!
Mr. Perry,

I am attempting to be proactive but keep hearing sit back and wait.

Good Morning. I am looking for help and focus. I am an Army reservist who has 30+ years. I was on active duty to Kuwait and upon return was placed in the SRU back in Sept of 2020 when the unit returned. I have had 2 knee surgeries and a shoulder surgery. I have been found unfit to return to duty and am in the process of a medical retirement. I was trying to look for medical documentation for my appeal that was supposed to be August 23rd. It has been pushed back to September 28th. I have very recently been diagnosed with stage 3 of 4 fatty liver disease (not alcohol related) as well as Fibromyalgia. What do I need to do to prep for this appeal? My PEB lawyer is not much help. My PEBLO said there isn't much I can to other than find supporting documentation and upload it on the VA website (MyHealthyVet). I have also been informed that I will not hear from my appeal lawyer/JAG in a week to 10 days prior to the appeal. Please help.

Very Respectfully,
Dave
Good Morning everybody. I am looking for help and focus. I am an Army reservist who has 30+ years. I was on active duty to Kuwait and upon return was placed in the SRU back in Sept of 2020 when the unit returned. I have had 2 knee surgeries and a shoulder surgery. I have been found unfit to return to duty and am in the process of a medical retirement. I was trying to look for medical documentation for my appeal that was supposed to be August 23rd. It has been pushed back to September 28th. I have very recently been diagnosed with stage 3 of 4 fatty liver disease (not alcohol related) as well as Fibromyalgia. What do I need to do to prep for this appeal? My PEB lawyer is not much help. My PEBLO said there isn't much I can to other than find supporting documentation and upload it on the VA website (MyHealthyVet). Please help.
Your ideal goal is to be seen at least twice a month. In this case, if the local VA is backed up regarding appointments, is there a local veterans center where you can see a counselor in order to show that you are actively seeking therapy? If so, please do so. The moderators gave good generic advice, but IPEB members will expect to see consistent treatment records with no breaks in treatment, few cancellations, and that you fill your prescriptions as directed.
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happysailor
What if you have a civilian psychiatrist that does not keep detailed records? I prefer having a private psychiatrist, I don’t trust the VA, but I know they keep better records at the VA than my private Dr does
johnbgately
johnbgately
Then you ask your psychiatrist to draft a summary of care letter that describes how long have you been under his/her care, the frequency of your appointments, your medication regimen, your diagnoses, your prognoses, and whether your condition is medically stable. There are some who will be willing to complete a DBQ form, but you may have to py them for their time as they will not be reimbursed for that time through Tricare.
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