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    AF Timeline for Lupus (SLE)

    I'm at Fort Meade and my PEBLO is at Andrews AFB. It really is taking FOREVER and the unknowns are stressing me out so much. I already have anxiety and this is only making it worse. I'm claiming about 12 conditions I think, the unfitting condition being MS. My C&P were super quick but then...
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    AF Timeline for Lupus (SLE)

    We have had pretty similar timelines it looks like! I'm 2 steps behind you...still waiting for an addendum to come in so I can review my 618. If you don't mind me asking, which base are you filing out of?
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    Sanity Check - Unfit Decision

    I’m hoping to get a fit/unfit finding in the next 2ish weeks. Once I’m (hopefully) found unfit, can I essentially start planning for my retirement in a slightly more official capacity? I’m being boarded for MS (among other things) and my understanding is that MS is rated a minimum of 30% which...
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    Timeline Question

    Would either of you be willing to provide the template you used for the expedite memo? Who did you have sign it? Thanks! -Danielle
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    Order of Events Question - Air Force

    I thought I had a grasp on the order of events but now I'm getting confused. I finished my C&P exams with QTC last week and I confirmed that the results had been submitted and will be sent to the VA and my MSC/PEBLO by Monday. My understanding was that once they are received, I sign my 618, and...
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    Air Force Timeline - Multiple Sclerosis

    It took awhile because originally the VA said they had the capacity to see me but then 3 weeks later they finally decided that I needed to go through QTC instead. Once that determination was made, I had all of my appointments done within 2 weeks.
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    Air Force Timeline - Multiple Sclerosis

    Just finished up my VA C&P exams last week and I was hoping to get a good estimate of how long QTC is taking to get results back lately - thanks!
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    Multiple Sclerosis - DoD vs VA Rating

    Thank you! I've heard horror stories about the C&P exams. This is what I'm thinking but again, I don't know what the burden of "proof" is... Symptom Code Rating Description - Military Disability Made Easy Numbess 8529 10% Paralysis of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. Complete...
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    Multiple Sclerosis - DoD vs VA Rating

    Thank you! I've definitely looked at that site a lot. I have an idea for ratings but I don't know how "strict" the VA is if that makes sense. All of my symptoms are well documented but I don't know what all they need to rate a condition.
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    Multiple Sclerosis - DoD vs VA Rating

    So the DoD does rate MS based off of symptoms? There is a super wide range of MS ratings, I'm just hoping to get an idea of how others have been rated with similar symptoms.
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    Multiple Sclerosis - DoD vs VA Rating

    My med board has officially kicked off and I am looking for a little input. I know MS is a minimum 30% but the VA rates based on the symptoms so the ratings are normally more than the minimum. I have two main questions: 1- Does the DoD rate the same way? I know they only look at the unfitting...
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    Multiple Sclerosis - Questions

    Thanks for the quick response! Fingers crossed for medical retirement and decent ratings! The Air Force has a "road map" posted on AFPC that says the average timeline is about 230 days. I looked at about 22 different timelines others have posted on this site and 230 seems like a good estimate...
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    Multiple Sclerosis - Questions

    I’ve been in the Air Force for 8 years this February. I was diagnosed with my first clinical episode of Multiple Sclerosis (although I have 4 lesions) in 2017 and due to an administrative error, my case only recently went to a DAWG. All of my symptoms are well documented and I am on medication...
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