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  1. moneyblind

    VA Issues Statement of Case, Refuses BackPay. Thoughts?

    Alright, I got a bone to pick now! I just about got done with the appeals process. SOOO CLOSE to a flawless(big picture flawless) VA experience. I received my rating decision yesterday and I was happy to see the finalized 100% rating! What I was NOT happy with was to see the effective dates! I...
  2. moneyblind

    Post Seperation Appeals Timeline - Start to Finish (100%!!!!)

    Hello Everyone! I know I have not been on for a bit but I just received the news today and I wanted to share not only the news, but my experiances POST SEPERATION. Now I know that this is a PEB forum, however, the lack of information available to the public after the military is still lacking...
  3. moneyblind

    SSDI Hearing This Morning;

    Alright; A little bit of background, I was discharged with 90% in July 2013 and was injured Sept-2011; The alleged onset date was the 12th of December, 2011 (the day I went and seen my spine specialist and he limited my activity) So, fast forward to almost 2.5 years later, I get my SSDI date...
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    Air Force Canceled my TDRL.... (And what I did to fix it)

    So I was helping out a client of mine, as noted in another thread; And I got an inkling to just verify that my insurance was indeed still there, no real clear reason why, But i logged onto Ebenefits, clicked Tricare Health Insurance.... Lo-and-Behold! NO COVERAGE! I was a little worried but not...
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    Correcting Seperation EPTS to Medical Retirement

    Hello everyone! I am here again not for myself, but for an individual I am working with. I am currently a behavioral health case manager and one of my clients presented a very unique situation that I believe Mr. Perry or Mr. Parker might have some input into! As well as the fine people of PEB...
  6. moneyblind

    Calling All APROVED SSDI Recipients!

    Hello everyone! Once again the fine folks at PEB Forum can come save my anxiety ridden [email protected]# from a panic attack. I applied for SSDI way back in Sept 2012 while living in florida, got denied, appealed, got denied, submitted for a court hearing. Fast forward to 2 days ago, I received a packet in...
  7. moneyblind

    Be PROACTIVE! How I caught the Air Force slacking on my DD214.

    Hey everyone! Just a heads up, I retired on 29July13, w00t! The DD214 is supposed to be generated at 0001 the day AFTER retirement. For us AIRFORCE guys, we can access it digitally on virtual MPF (You can get username/password access for 60 days after retirement by calling MYPERS) Well, mine...
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    Full Timeline Start to Finish

    Hey all! I was inspired by USAFAVIATOR to make this post; His detailed timeline really gave me insight into the process and the expectations, I figured I would make this post to help others and hopefully give some much needed hope to others. 15Sep11 - Injury 23Jan12 - Back Surgery, Fused T2-L2...
  9. moneyblind

    E-Benefits - Request Official Military Personnel File - Broken?

    Can anyone else verify if the " Request Official Military Personnel File Option in "Access My Documents" is working? I click mine and it loads forever until it times out. Everything else is working. I wonder if it works for people that are fully retired.
  10. moneyblind

    Receiving the DD-214; When? Where? Did I miss something?

    I am going on terminal leave tomorrow. And since my orders dropped suddenly (4-june) I only had 3 days to out process the base. I managed to do it, but I am getting a sense that I am missing something vital. Mainly I don't know when / where my 214 is going to come. I turned my 214WS...
  11. moneyblind

    Selecting a retirement date.

    Hey all, I have a pretty precise question for the airforce gentlemen. On the pre-separation packet done with the peblo when signing for the 356, there is a section to SELECT an earlier separation date, no less than 45 days out. I signed my 356 (199) on 9May13, and put down that i wanted my...
  12. moneyblind

    How much does America spend on its veteran compensation benefits? (Numbers inside)

    First and foremost, This post is likely to infer that i am against VA compensation....I am NOT, I am for the veteran that gave his leg, arm, face, health, family, and even life. I am for the veteran that pushed past his limits so the average American would not have to even test their own limits...
  13. moneyblind

    Signed 356(199) Today...was SHOCKED

    Hey all, I signed my 356 today with 40% and 90%; I expected that! What I didnt expect however, was a TDRL finding...that just put my stomach in knots! I have 18 inches of metal, 26 screws, 5 degrees flexion.....So i got the best of the ratings.... I really think that they are right, and...
  14. moneyblind

    The VA Gave me a HEARTATTACK -- Plus Timeline...

    Alright, yesterday I did my monthly Peblo/DaV calls; Basically pinging them to see whats going on, any news, and nothing. Logged onto Ebennies today, actually more out of habit than hope. Sure enough, it looked different! It took me a second to realize what had changed on the page, because i...
  15. moneyblind

    Excert from my C&P Exam, what does this mean?

    Alright, I pride myself in being able to connect the dots between my C&P's and the VASRD, here is an excert under NEUROLOGICAL: Now I know what this means medically, but how does this translate into the VASRD and what schedule do i look for?
  16. moneyblind

    DAV Help - Need help filling out form for DAV representation.

    Hey all! I just received the form in the mail from the DAV. Awesomely fast, but there is a portion asking for "Name and job title of official representative acting on behalf of the organization named in item 3a." Same with Email address of the organization named in item 3A? Any advise on...
  17. moneyblind

    To Impartial Review, or Not, that is the question. (Must decide today)

    Hey PEB Forum! 15 Months in the making and I am down to this. Background: Injury: Exercise on eglin, hurt back, caused lots of pain Diagnosis: Scheuermanns Kyphosis VA Diagnosis: Intervertabral Disc Disease Surgery (13 level fusion, T2-L2, 26 screws, 2 1.5 foot rods, 2 bridges, 15 inch scar)...
  18. moneyblind

    New Rating System? Ebenefits Question as well.

    Hello PEB-Forum! I was reading through some post and have seen a rash of ratings totalling over 100% (110%, 140%) and I wanted to clarify that I did not miss some big change on the way ratings are calculated; (I thought they capped at 100%) I would link to the post, but they elude me atm...
  19. moneyblind

    13 Level Fusion, MEB Supposedly getting on way; Couple of questions. (Jason)

    Hey all, been floating around here for almost a year on this issue; I had surgery in January; Fusion of 13 vertebrae's. I am worried about a couple of things. And maybe only jason can answer because this is soooooooo extensive! 1. How can I ensure a fair ROM measurement (I dont wanna get...
  20. moneyblind

    26 Screws, 1.5 Foot of Rods, 2 bridges; AF wont MEB me??

    Hello all! I just returned from my first appointment with my military doctor. She said that since I had surgery, there is no need to MEB me? A little background: I had a 13 (Yes, Thirteen) Level fusion. That is my back in my avatar. I had the surgery back in January, and just returned to the...
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