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
I have started the MEB process. I am being Meb for lower back/ lumbar pain. Now I have the DDD, and as well a lot more health issues. Any comments welcomed for help on getting the best rating I can. I have had physical therapy, 2 rounds of steroid shots, and nerve block shot. Nothing worked. I take 2 different nerve pain medication for my back and 1 of the 2 I take 3x a day. It keeps the nerve off but not enough.