My MEB timeline

TAM2215

Registered Member
#1
Joining the "Hurry up and wait" club. Full MEB due to not meeting vision requirements for re-tainability. The Varicella Zostrov (Chicken Pox) virus reactivated in my right eye causing significant and permanent damage. Since the onset I have been unable to see the big E on a Snellen Vision Chart. (20/800).

Air Force AD, 8 years. Air Traffic Controller.

7 Feb- Commanders Impact Statement sent to PEBLO
13 Feb- IRILO sent to AFPC/DP2NP
23 Feb- Full MEB directed/PEBLO Brief
23 Mar- VA Ophthalmology C&P exam contracted with QTC. (No VA Ophthalmologists in Alaska)
6 Apr- Completed the remaining C&P Exams
17 Apr- PEBLO received C&P Report from Ophthalmology

Unfortunately the first C&P report has come back with disappointing results. The Dr. that did the report concluded that my vision in the right eye is 20/100 which is ridiculously wrong. I failed every test he gave me and he was even trying to get me to "guess" the letters on the Snellen Vision Chart. I told him "No, but I can recite the alphabet if you want?" My PEBLO has already talked to the VA and was told since we have ample medical documentation that all we have to do is get my military Flight Doctor to write up a narrative for my vision being 20/800 in the right eye. My Flight Doc is doing that now and is as irate as I am with the previous Doctors report. Hopefully this doesn't delay the process too much... If the report stands I'd only get 10% from DoD when it should be 30%.
 

TAM2215

Registered Member
#2
7 Feb- Commanders Impact Statement sent to PEBLO
13 Feb- IRILO sent to AFPC/DP2NP
23 Feb- Full MEB directed/PEBLO Brief
23 Mar- VA Ophthalmology C&P exam contracted with QTC. (No VA Ophthalmologists in Alaska)
6 Apr- Completed the remaining C&P Exams
17 Apr- PEBLO received C&P Report from Ophthalmology
19 Apr- All reports received and PEBLO submitted package to IPEB.

My Flight Doc submitted his rebuttal narrative for the questionable Ophthalmology report and doesn't anticipate it having any bearing on my case. Crossing fingers... Time to sit and rate for ratings.
 

TAM2215

Registered Member
#3
7 Feb- Commanders Impact Statement sent to PEBLO
13 Feb- IRILO sent to AFPC/DP2NP
23 Feb- Full MEB directed/PEBLO Brief
23 Mar- VA Ophthalmology C&P exam contracted with QTC. (No VA Ophthalmologists in Alaska)
6 Apr- Completed the remaining C&P Exams
17 Apr- PEBLO received C&P Report from Ophthalmology
19 Apr- All reports received and PEBLO submitted package to IPEB.
1 May- Ebenefits update: Preparing for decision.

Got this gut feeling they're going to short change me with 10% DoD, but we'll see... I'll fight it if so.
 

TAM2215

Registered Member
#4
7 Feb- Commanders Impact Statement sent to PEBLO
13 Feb- IRILO sent to AFPC/DP2NP
23 Feb- Full MEB directed/PEBLO Brief
23 Mar- VA Ophthalmology C&P exam contracted with QTC. (No VA Ophthalmologists in Alaska)
6 Apr- Completed the remaining C&P Exams
17 Apr- PEBLO received C&P Report from Ophthalmology
19 Apr- All reports received and PEBLO submitted package to IPEB.
1 May- Ebenefits update: Preparing for decision.
1 May- Ebenefits update: Pending decision approval.
 

TAM2215

Registered Member
#5
7 Feb- Commanders Impact Statement sent to PEBLO
13 Feb- IRILO sent to AFPC/DP2NP
23 Feb- Full MEB directed/PEBLO Brief
23 Mar- VA Ophthalmology C&P exam contracted with QTC. (No VA Ophthalmologists in Alaska)
6 Apr- Completed the remaining C&P Exams
17 Apr- PEBLO received C&P Report from Ophthalmology
19 Apr- All reports received and PEBLO submitted package to IPEB.
1 May- Ebenefits update: Preparing for decision.
1 May- Ebenefits update: Pending decision approval.
4 May- Ratings received: 10% DoD/30% VA

Unfortunately my fears came true. They based my ratings off the bogus S&P exam by QTC. So now we have filed for a FPEB and continue to wait... This is the most frustrating thing I've ever had to deal with and I feel sorry for everyone that has gone through this process and those currently fighting.
 

JosephWC

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
#6
I read your other thread regarding your specific situation, I'm sorry that you're going through such a difficult time. This process can be very frustrating, it can be difficult to just sit back and let people that may not have your best interests in mind handle your case. With that said, I HIGHLY recommend you try your best to get another opinion from a professional that can be used as evidence to support your appeal. Hopefully the results of a second exam could prove that the original exam didn't appropriately represent the severity of your condition. Good luck!
 

TAM2215

Registered Member
#7
I read your other thread regarding your specific situation, I'm sorry that you're going through such a difficult time. This process can be very frustrating, it can be difficult to just sit back and let people that may not have your best interests in mind handle your case. With that said, I HIGHLY recommend you try your best to get another opinion from a professional that can be used as evidence to support your appeal. Hopefully the results of a second exam could prove that the original exam didn't appropriately represent the severity of your condition. Good luck!
Yeah that's the plan. I got a full eye exam scheduled this week that I'll present to the board. Hopefully does the trick.
 

TAM2215

Registered Member
#8
7 Feb- Commanders Impact Statement sent to PEBLO
13 Feb- IRILO sent to AFPC/DP2NP
23 Feb- Full MEB directed/PEBLO Brief
23 Mar- VA Ophthalmology C&P exam contracted with QTC. (No VA Ophthalmologists in Alaska)
6 Apr- Completed the remaining C&P Exams
17 Apr- PEBLO received C&P Report from Ophthalmology
19 Apr- All reports received and PEBLO submitted package to IPEB.
1 May- Ebenefits update: Preparing for decision.
1 May- Ebenefits update: Pending decision approval.
4 May- Ratings received: 10% DoD/30% VA
17 May- OAC Attorney waived FPEB and submitted my package for VARR
 
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