Camp Lejeune timeline

Paralegal mistook my case for someone else's and final review is postponed to an unknown time. The NMA wasn't routed up yet, but after calling HQ, the NMA got sent up soon after.

I'm told I need to wait for my PEBLO to reach out and he will advise me further. I'm just going to call him and see what his next steps are here soon. I'll post again with any updates later today.
 
Quite the day. Final news is this:

C&P exam results posted, NMA routed up incorrectly. Still marked me as deployable. I go to the CO and inform him, he corrects it and sends it back. PEBLO uploads the corrected version into LIMDU Smart and reassures me that the correct one will be sent to the PEB.

NMA is fully consistent with me not being retainable now, and I'm told I'll have a review here soon with my lawyer. Then I'll review everything with my PEBLO before everything is kicked off to the PEB phase, where I'll anxiously await the final verdict from the raters.
 
20240405 Scheduled final review with lawyer for the 10th, and final appt with PEBLO for the 11th. The MEB phase will be over on the 11th, officially kicking me into the PEB phase unless I have an issue with something which I don't think I will.

Command is beginning to give me a hard time about PT. Surprising since my injury is common knowledge and I'm a thin dude. Trying to be very cautious to avoid disciplinary action, but I still have to advocate for myself. As it stands, I have no paperwork against me and I intend to keep it that way.
 
20240405 Scheduled final review with lawyer for the 10th, and final appt with PEBLO for the 11th. The MEB phase will be over on the 11th, officially kicking me into the PEB phase unless I have an issue with something which I don't think I will.

Command is beginning to give me a hard time about PT. Surprising since my injury is common knowledge and I'm a thin dude. Trying to be very cautious to avoid disciplinary action, but I still have to advocate for myself. As it stands, I have no paperwork against me and I intend to keep it that way.
Are you still on LIMDU? If so, PT should be a non-issue unless they want you to still "show up."

If your LIMDU expired, you need that thing renewed, otherwise they'll just keep messing with you.
 
Are you still on LIMDU? If so, PT should be a non-issue unless they want you to still "show up."

If your LIMDU expired, you need that thing renewed, otherwise they'll just keep messing with you.
LIMDU expired but there's no way to renew it since the final action of my LIMDU case was DES referral. I've explained to my NCOs that my restricted medical status is indefinite until I receive a final decision from the PEB likely in September.
 
LIMDU expired but there's no way to renew it since the final action of my LIMDU case was DES referral. I've explained to my NCOs that my restricted medical status is indefinite until I receive a final decision from the PEB likely in September.
You should have limitations specific to your MEB. They’re listed on SMART under EMEBR. That is your only justification for not PTing.
 
You should have limitations specific to your MEB. They’re listed on SMART under EMEBR. That is your only justification for not PTing.
Yup, I've shown that before. The difficult part is my limitations were posted solely for my back issues, despite having some address for my leg issues with a no hiking/marching/rucking & pt at own pace, with a standing limit of less than 30 min and walking less than half mile.

Since these restrictions were made I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, CFS, DDD, hip strain, plantar fasciitis, etc. showing greatly limited ROM for several joints from shoulder, knee, and foot.

I've sat and tried to discuss this with medical, only to have my doctor tell me in no uncertain terms that I have 5 months left, and I need to face my issues instead of finding excuses for them, and that I won't be given any new restrictions (they never even reviewed the new diagnostics).

My CoC gave me the green light to simply show up and do a core exercise that I can somewhat tolerate, and I'm fine with this. Medical ignoring the diagnostics just feels wrong, and I feel like I have no recourse.
 
202210XX - Injury sustained.
20230524 First and only LIMDU cycle
20231025 Referred to IDES (154 days)
20240123 Case accepted by MEB (90 days)
20240129 VA/Legal Brief & Claims submission through MSC (6 days)
20240205 C&P exams scheduled through VES (7 days) (10th, 15th, 22nd, & 27th)
20240210 Tinnitus C&P (5 days)
20240215 Mental C&P (5 days)
20240222 General/Head-to-Toe C&P (7 days)
20240227 TBI C&P (5 days)
20240305 Sleep study C&P (7 days)
20240402 NMA received (28 days)
20240410 Final legal review, personal impact statement signed and submitted. (8 days)
20240411 Final MEB review prior to signature to send MEB package to PEB phase. (1 day)
 
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20240410 Spoke to my lawyer, he tells me that he typically greatly understates his estimates to save face, but wanted to let me know despite that he feels as though I have "a great chance" at 100%. He also believes that due to my injury originating in combat training there is a fair argument to submit for combat related disability. I'm not sure how that would pan out but we'll find out.

I'm slated to see my PEBLO tomorrow to sign off my board first thing in the morning. My lawyer suggested I don't request for review as my exams are excellent. The process should be pretty streamlined but I'm honestly pretty worried. I know this is right before that long period of radio silence, which is always awful. Gonna do my best to keep it together.
 
20240411 Case was sent to the PEB after convening authority signed off on it at noon today. I submitted a personal impact statement, did NOT submit rebuttal, and did NOT request for a medical review. Now begins the long wait and radio silence. Seems like Marines are getting proposals well before the 3 month mark, so that's encouraging.

In case I don't update this for quite some time I'd like to note that I will be reading over other posts likely daily, and will keep an eye on my inbox so feel free to message me for any personal questions. I'll obviously update here when I get my findings and when I'm found unfit. The last post I'll make is a complete composite timeline outlining any and all pertinent information that will be useful to someone just beginning this process in the Marines.
 
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