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  1. gunny995

    Osteoarthritis knees Navy MED/PEB Timeline

    90% is my Total rating from the VA. 20% for knees. The HTO was very painful. I had both knees done.
  2. gunny995

    Osteoarthritis knees Navy MED/PEB Timeline

    Not necessarily. But if your case is to go to a PEB, it will be accompanied by a MEB report. A medical evaluation board is normally done by the specialist at the hospital you go to for treatment. Say Bremerton Naval Hospital, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and so on. If the MEB determines that...
  3. gunny995

    Osteoarthritis knees Navy MED/PEB Timeline

    I wish you the best. I didn't request the FPEB because of the fact that the board may have reversed there dicision and found me FIT. I had a third PRT failure last month and would be ADMIN sep'd for PRT failure. Post discharge, I will attempt to get VA rating's up'd and submit a BCMR. I wish...
  4. gunny995

    Osteoarthritis knees Navy MED/PEB Timeline

    Yes. Full range. Not sure what a GAF score is. I did think you were from Portland. Mistake. Enjoy the sunny weather in SD. The Navy and for that matter the VA are very stingy with the knee injuries and OA. I was Pilot Program screened on a day when I had little swelling, tenderness, or pain...
  5. gunny995

    Osteoarthritis knees Navy MED/PEB Timeline

    No problem. 6604-6847 Obstructive sleep apnia w/CPAP and Obstructive Pulmonary decease 50%, 9434-9411 PTSD Moderate w/major depression 30%, 5237 Lumbar strain 20%, 5252-5019 Left hip strain 10%, 5271-5019 Left ankle strain 10%, 6260 Tinnitus 10%, 7399-7346 GERD w/Hiatal hernia 10%, 6100 Hearing...
  6. gunny995

    Osteoarthritis knees Navy MED/PEB Timeline

    Good luck and I hope you get what you want. For me, it's close enough. Once I am out, I will get a lawyer and fight for more. Once out, they can't mess with me over 3 PRT failures.
  7. gunny995

    Osteoarthritis knees Navy MED/PEB Timeline

    Jason, I am happy with the UNFIT finding. I certainly would have liked 30% for the knees. With that said, I think I run the risk of being found FIT if I go to a FPEB. My biggest limitations for the knees are not being able to run or go up and down ladders on a ship. Otherwise, I am ok. The PTSD...
  8. gunny995

    Taxability of Medical Severance Pay

    According to the DoD Financial Management Regulation Volume 7A, Chapter 35 para 350404 A3 dated November 2009, the disability severance is NOT taxable if the member is subsequently officialy awarded a VA rating for the same disability. With the pilot program, you get the VA "proposed" rating at...
  9. gunny995

    Osteoarthritis knees Navy MED/PEB Timeline

    Yes. I agree that I am not unfit because of the PTSD/depression/bursitis. Bad as they are, I could not prove otherwise in trueth. The knees are bad also, but I have full mobility. Can't run, go up and down stairs or ladders without some pain, and certainly can't screen for sea duty/operational...
  10. gunny995

    Osteoarthritis knees Navy MED/PEB Timeline

    Findings came back today. UNFIT 20% severence from DON and 90% from VA. Bilateral knee Arthritis with bilateral factor given. Nothing for the PTSD, depression, or bursitis from DON, but got rated with VA. FIGHT OR FLIGHT?
  11. gunny995

    Osteoarthritis knees Navy MED/PEB Timeline

    blackflip, Keep me posted. Are cases are very simular with the exception of time served. I wish you well and take care of those knees. 145 days and counting but I think I will find out soon.
  12. gunny995

    Navy Son Recommended by Two Depts for PEB

    Yes. He should do it if he believes it will strengthen his case. Generaly speaking, tricare doesn't have to pay for it. However, if he tells his Military specialist that he would like a second opinion, it should be approved. Because his issue is a MED board issue, the treatment facility (Navy)...
  13. gunny995

    Navy Son Recommended by Two Depts for PEB

    The Navy does not take care of sailors that don't produce and can't deploy. Wounded sailors seem to be a SHAME to big Navy. That's what I have observed. You may have heard this before, but I think that it is worth repeating. Our best advocate and care provider is ourselves. Tell him to stop...
  14. gunny995

    Navy Son Recommended by Two Depts for PEB

    Next thing to happen will be the MED/PEB package. He may be placed in the PILOT program (search the forum for this). If so, he will be re-evaluated by the VA contracted Medical folks and the PEBLO (PEB liason) will put the package together. Sounds like this is were he is currently at. His...
  15. gunny995

    Advanced Osteoarthritis of right knee

    Yes. I am currently under PEB x 168 days for bilateral knee Moderate osteoarthritis. My legs were slightly bowed and the arthritic changes are greater on the inside of the joint. I had High Tibial Osteotomy on both to put the weight on the outside of the joints. I don't know if this would apply...
  16. gunny995

    Medical Retirement and PFA (BCA) Failure.

    Not necessarily out. The instruction leaves a little wiggle room for those merely on LIMDU. However, the language is pretty clear for those under a PEB. PEB takes precedence.
  17. gunny995

    Medical Retirement and PFA (BCA) Failure.

    Negative. The NAVPERS and SECNAVINST 1850.4 are very clear on this point. If a member is UNDER a PEB and already in the DES, big Navy has to await the findings of the PEB. Were this is going bad for the member is when the findings are returned as FIT, the member can then be processed out for PRT...
  18. gunny995

    Medical Retirement and PFA (BCA) Failure.

    kmackinley, If your PEB has come back and you have your findings of UNFIT >30%, then absolutely not. PFA (BCA) failure will not effect you. If your command hasn't gotten that "memo" yet, you need to talk to JAG, because, though they ultimately will not be successful, some commands have been...
  19. gunny995

    Another update...

    Thanks for the info.
  20. gunny995

    4th Period of Limdu STS1(SS)

    batcheej, You have probably already heard this, but I'm going to press on with this advice. You need a laywer. Based on what you have said, someone in the MTF is not following proceedure. There should be a patient advocate located in the same MTF/Hospital as your doctor. You should also...
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