An overview of the Physical Disability Evaluation System, including the MEB and PEB. Also, important decisions at each stage of the PDES, benefits, continuation on active duty/active reserve ( COAD / COAR ), the eight year rule, and more.
Medical Evaluation BoardIssues early in the PDES proccess, especially the Medical Evaluation Board. Includes important decisions regarding elections, appeals and influencing the referral to the Physical Evaluation Board.
Post Service Appeal OptionsOptions and process after the Physical Evaluation Board. Includes administrative appeals, Physical Disability Board of Review, BCMR, Discharge Review Boards, and suits in Federal Court
Can you help?
I finally got my VA disability corrected and now i need to correct my DoD Rating. I was told by my FPEB assigned counsel that I would have a very good case once my VA disability came thru. Can you help or do you know of any lawyers that I can retain? Thanks
My name is Eric, I work with a company called Veteran Ratings. I did not want to break any forum rules, so I decided to message you directly because it shows your active and a moderator of this forum. I am not going to assume you are views as far as companies outside of the VA that help veterans get their service-related disability rating increased, I know there are a lot out there that have a habit of screwing over veterans.
Unlike those other companies, we do things differently and in ways that will never hurt the vets rating or cause any long-term financial loss. What Veteran Ratings does, is we pre-qualify veterans based off their current service-connected disabilities to see if there is a chance of an increase, and if that margin is good, we set them up for a free no-obligation consultation with a rating consultant. That consultant will be the main point of contact for that specific vet through the entire process if the vet decides to use our services.
How our process works once the vet gets the appt and talks to the consultant, the consultant will go over the vets symptoms of their disabilities, the symptoms of their worst day (as the VA Should), and if their symptoms show the vet can get an increase, the consultant will then go over the exact fees associated with the service. Now I understand any vet can do a claim/appeal for free, but why we charge is we compile a fully developed claim. The fully developed claim through us, includes a VA Approved doctor to visit with the vet and sign off on the DBQ's, and a full support staff that fills out the DBQ's exactly how the VA needs them filled. With that we have a 97% success rate in getting the vets the rating they deserve.
I am not trying to beat around the fee portion either, just wanted to explain a few things first. As far as the fees, the only out of pockets expense before the VA approval is a $350 deposit for the doctors’ fees. If the vet goes to the doctor’s appointment and the doctor finds that the disability rating cannot be increased, then the $350 deposit will be refunded. If the doctor approves then that is when our support staff works on the DBQs and get everything ready to file, once filed, then we wait on the decision from the VA. If the VA denies the claim for ANY reason, the deposit is refunded to the vet and no other fees are required. If the VA approves the claim, then there is a one-time fee which is discussed during the initial free consultation. The end fee can range depending on the amount of disabilities we go for the increase of, but typically ranges around the $4500 mark, but can be as low as $2500 and as high as $7500, which is typically covered by the backpay of the increase, also the $350 deposit is subtracted from the final fee as well.
To sum it all up, if the vet does not get an increase after our process of putting together a fully developed claim including a VA Approved doctor signing off on it, if the claim gets denied the deposit is refunded and there is no long term financial loss for the veteran. If they don't get paid, we don't.
I'm sending this all to you to see about posting in the thread, maybe even messaging members that are searching for a option to get their rating increased. We also have a department for first-time-filers as well. I will not message or post unless I am given permission. Thank you for your time. - Eric Tribble.
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I help veterans with service connected disabilities get set up with rating consultants and our private doctor network, to create a fully developed claim for the veteran. We have a 97% success rate with getting our nation's heroes the rating they should have received in the first place. If you would like more information email me at [email protected] or call/text me at 619-349-5374.