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    Document that put me in non-drilling Nat'l Guard status; DA Form 4700

    I was asked some time ago about the document that exempted me from drilling and initiated my MEB. Attached is the DA Form 4700 that served this purpose. I am attaching it for anyone who is interested in it. After receiving P3's on my profile, I was sent to a state-level Fit For Duty Board with...
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    Apply for CRSC?

    I’m trying to determine whether or not I should apply for CRSC. I will receive Military Disability Retirement Pay payments for a combat-related injury. From what I have read, this pay will therefore not be federally taxed. I will be eligible for CRDP since I am a reserve retiree with 20 “good...
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    Definition of "Years of Service" in pay calculations

    I am confused over the term “Years of Service” used in DFAS disability pay calculations for Reserve/National Guard. Which of these is it: (a) the 27 years stated as “Basic Pay” on my retirement orders or (b) the 12 years stated as “Disability Retirement” on my retirement orders? My understanding...
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    Retire pay. Since limited to LOS, was going through IDES worth it?

    I’m Army National Guard, Grade O3, in non-drilling status, age 59. 75% DoD PDRL/100% VA. Just Signed DA 199 without appeal. The unfitting conditions are all combat related. I have 20 year letter. My 4,600 points equate to about 13 years of active duty. I come under Final Base Pay rather than...
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    Sleep apnea question

    I am a National Guardsman who was on Title 10 active duty orders in 2005-2006. I am in the IDES process. I was diagnosed by the VA with sleep apnea about a year after coming off of active duty orders. I use a CPAP. The VA is in the process of rating me under IDES. My eBenefits shows that the...
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    Confused about conditions that "Contribute to unfitness"

    I’ve read about “conditions that contribute to unfitness” on this forum, but have a question about these conditions. At what point in the IDES do they come into the picture? Are they addressed on the NARSUM at the MEB stage? Or is it that they are addressed at some point in the PEB stage? I have...
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    Boardable/referred conditions...SM's getting shortchanged

    I wanted to comment on what I consider to be a major issue that affects most people going through the IDES process in a negative way. The issue involves the conditions that are referred to the MEB by the referring physician (so-called “boardable” conditions) versus the other conditions that are...
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    Can MEB appeal change a condition to "does not meet retention standards"?

    I received my NARSUM package and only one condition was found to “not meet retention standards.” I have another condition that, after reviewing the criteria in chapter 3 of AR 40-501, clearly does not meet retention standards. If I submit an appeal to the MEB, can I request that they change a...
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    Add a newly found condition to my NARSUM?

    I am in the IDES awaiting the completion of my NARSUM. While reviewing the report from the QTC/VA C&P exam, I saw that the doctor diagnosed me with a condition that I was unaware of and so I did not claim it on my Joint DOD/VA claim form (VBA-21-0819). I called my Military Service Coordinator...
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    Need Help Obtaining Medical Notes from VA/QTC Exams

    I went through VA exams by QTC several months ago and am now awaiting my NARSUM. I have requested the medical notes from these exams several times so that I can prepare in advance in the event that I need to prepare a rebuttal. In the past, I have obtained medical notes for VA medical...
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    Is it too late to request my profile be corrected during MEB?

    I am Army National Guard in the IDES awaiting NARSUM. I’m looking for an unfit finding. Although I have a P3 on my profile for PTSD, I have a P2 for the “Upper” PULHES number. I clearly have documentation that would support a P3 for upper. Although my state surgeon had it marked as P3 going...
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    Is it too late to request my profile be corrected during MEB?

    I am Army National Guard in the IDES awaiting NARSUM. I’m looking for an unfit finding. Although I have a P3 on my profile for PTSD, I have a P2 for the “Upper” PULHES number. I clearly have documentation that would support a P3 for upper. Although my state surgeon had it marked as P3 going...
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    A new LOD needed for each condition?

    I have a question about LOD’s. I am in the Army National Guard and was injured in a training accident during OIF pre-deployment training. I received an LOD that stated that I broke my ankle during the accident. The LOD should have, but did not, mention that I had also injured my big toe in the...
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    Jason please cite doc reference you posted

    Jason, you posted the following referral to a new file form the Army PDA regarding MEBs in the IDES. Would you please cite the document that this excerpt comes from? " A very important paragraph states, "e. Additional Diagnoses meeting medical retention standards. Provide specific reason(s)...
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    List ALL conditions on VA Form 21-0819?

    I’m beginning the IDES/pilot program MEB process. My PEBLO sent me a form VA/DOD Joint Disability Evaluation Board Claim (VA Form 21-0819). It listed only PTSD, which is one of the six conditions listed on my profile (DA 3349). The VA Form 21-0819 listed this single condition, PTSD, in the block...
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    Help...Should all conditions be listed on VA form 21-0819?

    I just received initial notification from my newly assigned PEBLO. I’m an M-Day Army National Guard soldier in the new pilot program. The PEBLO sent me a partially completed VA/DOD Joint Disability Evaluation Board Claim, VA form 21-0819 for my signature. Under section 1, MTF Provider Referral...
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    IDES status ?

    I am an M-Day soldier in the Army National Guard. My medical package was processed at Reserve Component Soldier Medical Support Center in Pinellas Park, FL and has been sent to the MTF under the new pilot program (IDES). A few weeks ago I went into AKO’s online MyPeb and saw that I am now...
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    What happens going though MEB, but not in Pilot Program and already have VA rating?

    I’m in National Guard in a non-drilling status due to OIF medical problems. I was released from Title 10 active duty orders 3 year ago. National Guard has recently submitted my package for MEB processing to Ft. Sill. I’ve been reading about the VA pilot program. My situation is that I already...
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    MEB/PEB processing if over 60 question

    I’m National Guard with over 20 good years and 18 months remaining on my enlistment contract . I went through a Fit for Duty board 3 months ago. Findings were that I do not meet medical retention standards and that I am to be removed from military duties as of that day, so I no longer drill. My...
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    Fit For Duty Board

    My National Guard unit is sending me to a Fit For Duty board at state headquarters next week. As background, I have my 20 year letter, have 2 years left on my enlistment contract, and have VA service-connected disabilities (80%) for several issues including PTSD and joint problems from my OIF...
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