Please join me in thanking RonG for his service as a moderator here at the PEB Forum!! Ron has requested to step back from serving as a moderator. He has been a great help to many folks here on the forum, but he has decided to step back from his service as a moderator. He had been considering discontinuing his involvement in any management activities for some time. His age and medical challenges were the primary factors in his decision. His departure as a moderator on this board was only one of his recent decisions related to participation at various venues. RonG will still be participating as a member here, primarily dealing with finance and CRSC issues. We wish RonG all the best and thank him for his service (both here and his many years in the US Army). Thank you, Sergeant Major!
I am pleased to announce the addition of Guardguy11 as a Moderator! Please join me welcoming Guardguy11 as part of the team here at PEB FORUM that helps folks with questions, issues, or just sharing experiences. As a member with experience with National Guard issues, Guardguy11 brings an important background to help those from the NG community with their issues. Thanks, Guardguy11, for your contributions, past and going forward!
Please note that the VA has been updating the VASRD. Currently, the VA has updated the schedule for the following conditions with criteria that are not updated in this forum: Hemic and Lymphatic systems, Dental and oral conditions, Conditions related to the endocrine system, Gynecological conditions and disorders of the breast Diseases of the eye, Skin conditions. I am working on updating the VASRD listings on the forum. In the meantime, you can find the most recent ratings here:
The Department of Defense recently updated the timelines for processing of IDES cases. The resource for DoD Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM)-18-004 – “Revised Timeliness Goals for the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES)," can be found here: https://www.pebforum.com/resources/...04-revised-timeliness-goals-for-the-ides.100/ I intend to post a detailed timeline at each phase in the future. For now, know that the overall processing of IDES cases should be processed faster (from 295 days to 230 days- basically, two months faster). Note the effective date is July 30, 2018.
Just a heads up on a few tidbits of information that may be of interest to folks! First, the Army is apparently consolidating the PEB sites to San Antonio (Joint Base San Antonio-Sam Houston). I have heard from two sources that the Army is moving all PEB operations to JBSA San Antonio. This includes the Army Physical Disability Agency. Next, it is my understanding that the Coast Guard is working on a separate agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement an "IDES-like" system, where the Coastie will be rated by the VA for any conditions found unfitting by the Coast Guard. This is technically not the IDES, but the end result is supposed to be the same.