I'll address the rumor part first. It is incorrect that anyone over 18 years is "safe". A MEB can cut a career short even after 19 years.
It may be possible fo you to stretch out the MEB for 1.3 months to hit 20 years.
You just wrote an absolute...
There are no absolutes when it comes to the MEB. There are many circumstances in which TBI and PTSD ratings are PDRL.
TDRL is for conditions that are not considered stable and may change for the better or worse in the future.
What you have been told is correct. For all NG/Reservist soldiers, you must have a LOD for a condition to be submitted to the MEB.
It can be difficult to get a LOD from the State, as they must conduct an investigation to show that the condition did occur, or was aggravated while you were...
Since you are in the IDES process, BDD is not the correct course of action.
In your situation you should apply for TDIU immediately once you receive your DD-214. Most folks that apply for TDIU choose to get assistance from either a Veteran Service Organization or a Veterans Benefits...
Not likely you would even have been able to use more than 59 days to be honest.
Once you accept your findings, you are placed on the TRANSPROC list and a 90 day countdown begins. Takes about 30-40 days to get orders after that, therefore you will not even have 59 days to take as terminal.
How had this condition prevented you from performing your duties? Have you been on a physical profile 3 for it greater than one year?
How does the referral to a provider outside the MTF fit into the equation? Why do you think it is noteworthy?
That is completely normal. The first claim is you "proposed ratings" which you have received. The new claim is for the final ratings.
It typically takes 1-2 months for the ratings to be finalized once you have your DD-214 and are completely off of active duty.
For me, I was released from...
Typically surgery takes place to improve a condition. Since there is a potential improvement, it is likely that the rating in itself would improve too. This would make the condition to be considered unstable and the process will reboot.
I think you may be to far into the MEB process to stop...
DoD is only going to rate you on the "referred" or also known as "unfitting" conditions. You can be rated 100% disabled by the DoD, however the maximum that is paid out though any retirement is 75%.
The reason behind this is that 75% is the maximum retirement that you can receive if you...
The date that you are Part B eligible, Tricare will drop you from Tricare for Retirees and you will be responsible for any bills once you are dropped (you will probably not be notified).
You will be placed on Tricare for Life on the first of the following month, therefore you can potentially...
The be honest the C&P doctors probably could not care less. If you need the assistive devices, then use them. If you do not need them, then don't.
It would be a shame however, if you go into the appt. without them and the physician makes a note in your record that will be there forever.
Yes, I have seen it when there are musculoskeletal conditions and neurological conditions as you have stated.
Besides the C&P evaluation, do you have any other medical evidence (such as an EMG) showing the level of nerve impediment?
If the VA increased your rating to 100%, there should be nothing to worry about.
Ask yourself this question, what is going to be more financially beneficial, increasing your medical retirement from 60% to 75% or VA C&P at the 100% scheduler rate?