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  1. SGT Bob

    DA 199 says injury is NOT combat related...

    I just received my DA 199 and it says that my back injury was not combat related but it actually is because it occured during combatives training. Will this have any impact on a CRSC claim? Should I try to get it corrected now before I sign the 199? I have an appt. with my MEB attorney on...
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    Time from signing 199 to terminal leave at Ft. Bliss?

    So...I'm signing my 199 tomorrow (FINALLY) here at Ft. Bliss and I've been told it takes 3-5 days to get orders which is awesome. But how long will it take before I'm actually on terminal leave? A couple weeks?
  3. SGT Bob

    I WON my rebuttal!!

    YAY! So, I won my rebuttal. I had to wait for 2 freakin months but I finally won. Originally, my NARSUM only had one unfitting condition and it read; "Thoracic/Lumbar Spondylopathy with Myelopathy." And that was my only unfitting condition which was WAY off. But now, thanks to my JAG...
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    No news is good news?

    So...I submitted a rebuttal to my NARSUM (DA Form 3947) asking that something (Severe Chronic Depression) be changed from "below the line" (Fitting) to "above the line" (Unfitting) back on the 6th. It's been 10 days now...could that be a good sign? I would imagine that I would already know it if...
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    How, when and where to apply for CRSC?

    Hopefully, I am posting this in the correct location. I have done numerous searches for "CRSC, Apply for CRSC, etc..." and haven't been able to locate a guide or directions as to how, when and where to apply for CRSC. I am currently waiting for a response to my rebuttal of the NARSUM and I am...
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    NEW Fort Bliss Timeline

    Since my other thread was hijacked, I am starting another one. Unfortunately, I am STILL waiting on my NARSUM and so is another guy that started about a week after me. P3 written/meb referral: 03 January 2012 MEB Briefing: 12 January 2012 Initial meeting with PEBLO: 12 January 2012 Meeting...
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    Am I eligible for CRSC?

    I just came across the following on the VA site... In order to be eligible for CRSC you MUST meet all of the following criteria 1. Receiving military retired pay for one of the following: 20 year Retiree, Medical Chapter 61, Temporary Early Retirement Act, and Temporary Disabled Retirement...
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    Need help deciphering doc's letter please

    To give you some background, my JAG attorney wrote a letter to my spine doc asking him some specific questions regarding my spinal injury/ies and how they impact my abilities and duties. Below, is a copy (minus personal info) of the response from the doctor. I was wondering if someone could help...
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    Suggestion regarding documentation

    While it is likely that many of you are already doing this, I would like to suggest that you scan ALL of your paperwork, save it on your computer and organize it into files by issue and date. Once that's done, make a back-up copy on a flash drive that you have for your MEB papers only. Then...
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    Insurance (e.g. Tricare) Eligibility Question

    Let's say, hypothetically, that I get 20% from DoD and 80% from the VA. Would I be eligible to buy insurance through the VA to cover my wife? From everything that I have read, it looks like I should be able to get Tricare at a cost of approximately $50 per month to cover my family. Is that correct?
  11. SGT Bob

    Mental Health C&P Exam Questions

    I have a copy of my mental health C&P exam FINALLY and the diagnoses is as follows; 296.33 Major Depressive Disorder, Recurrent, Severe without psychotic features. Memory Remote Memory: Normal Recent Memory: Mildly Impaired Immediate Memory: Mildly Impaired MMPI-2 was administered - It...
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    Need help understanding C&P results...

    Today, I finally got a copy of my C&P exam and I am trying to interpret the results. I'm hoping to get some help understanding what I'm looking at so any and all feedback is appreciated. The ROM results are as follows; Cervical Spine ROM Flexion: 0 to 30 degrees. Extension: 0 to 39 degrees...
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    Getting Ntl Guard Time Converted...

    It has been suggested to me that I go get my Ntl Guard time "converted" to Active Duty time and I am wondering if it is relevant at this time or not. I am currently going through the MEB process. I originally served in the Army from 1983 - 1989 then I served 3 years in the Ntl Guard from 1989...
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    Terminal (Transitional) Leave Question

    I'm trying to figure out when I will be getting out of this hell hole so I have a question regarding how the terminal (transitional as some insist it's called) leave thing will work. So...let's say that, hypothetically, my MEB gets done and all the papers are signed, etc... and they give me a...
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    Errors on C&P Exam

    So I go to the VA here and obtain a copy of my C&P exam and there are several errors in it and there aren't any range of motion numbers included regarding my spine/back issues (what I was referred for)...shouldn't it have those? The Dr. did take all sorts of measurements and said my range of...
  16. SGT Bob

    I wonder what the rating will be for...

    Here's what the VA has listed as my "Contentions;" Contentions: Thoracic/Lumbar spondylopathy w/myelopathy (New), Left Wrist Pain (New), Left Plantaris Tear (New), Chronic Arch Pain (New), Scars (New), GERD (New), Chronic Gastritis (New), Hiatal Hernia (New), Fecal Incontinence (New), Sleep...
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    Fort Bliss Timeline

    Here's how mine is going so far... P3 written/meb referral: 03 January 2012 MEB Briefing: 12 January 2012 Initial meeting with PEBLO: 12 January 2012 Meeting with MSC (claim development): 13 January 2012 MEB Legal Briefing: 27 January 2012 Commanders Statement Signed: 30 January 2012 Army...
  18. SGT Bob

    Introduction - Opinions requested

    Hello everyone, I'm new to this site. I am pleasantly surprised that there is such a forum for people going through the MEB/PEB process. Great idea! I am a 46 year old E5 in the Army with 9 years Active duty and 3 years in the Ntl. Guard. I have a laundry list of issues that are as follows...
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