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    Last stages of PDBR??

    If VA is higher, then he won't receive anything from the military retirement. If he qualifies for concurrent receipt, or CRSC, he may receive something from those programs. If his DOD retirement is more than his VA, he will receive the difference. I won't receive anything. When I was still on...
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    Last stages of PDBR??

    Wow, lucky for me I don't live in a Tricare Prime service area, so I have to select the "free" Tricare Select plan. I guess I won't have the option of survivor benefits, there isn't any way for me to pay it.
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    Last stages of PDBR??

    tinker, I want to clarify something with you. The reason I filed for PDBR is because of the heath insurance. I was discharged in 2002, so I am one that is at the front end of eligibility. You said that you have to "catch up" the health insurance premiums if you choose a plan that has a monthly...
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    Anyway to rejoin?

    I would like to just add my experience here. It is very difficult to get back in, after being medically retired. I know a Marine who was in a Stewart that ran over an IED. He had a fractured skull, severe brain swelling, and was in a medical coma for 4 months. Due to the pressure on the military...
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    CY2017 case results mostly denied?

    I noticed the same thing. Lots of denials. The only thing I can think of is that maybe the denials take less time, so if you aren't going to get an increase, you get your results back faster. Some on here are now at the 3 year mark, which seems crazy to me, when some of these denials posted in...
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    Question about the process

    I have some questions about what happens if you are rated at 40%. My situation was this, during my med board I was rated at 40% due to loss of range of motion of both of my ankles due to severe heel fractures. I was placed on TDRL. Right after I got out, the VA rated me the same as the med...
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