Denied P3 to go to MEB

markjays

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I am a Army Reserve AGR with 21yrs of total service and 15yrs active. I have recently had both my psychiatrist for PTSD/TBI and Cardiologist fill out the eval the Army has you do. Both came back with only being able to wear a uniform, cannot do anything to include no complex tasks or leading people. I was diagnosed with Severe/Chronic PTSD and Cardiologist said my PTSD pushes my heart condition beyond what the medication can deal with putting me in jeopardy.
They have the AGRs send up the packet by yourself. Ft xxx pushed it forward to another medical facility for further eval and fit for duty. Today before I could even schedule an appointment they stated I was denied to go to the MEB with behavioral health and I would be fit for duty and no comments about the Cardiologist eval. When I asked how to appeal they had no answers.
I spoke to my mentor who said this is common and to appeal. He told me to regroup and have my command and supervisor push forward that I'm unfit for duty. They all have expected it to go through with recent events and the severity of my condition. They have even cut back most my duties so as not to have a relapse based on the evaluations the doctors did and recent events.
Just looking for validation I guess. I probably should have initially had my commands statements with it etc for a stronger packet.
 

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My wife is Army Reserve AGR with 18 years of total service and 14 years active. I have been researching a lot on this stuff due to her medical issues. Was it your profile packet that was denied? Also, with DOD deploy or get out policy the Army is quick to do a fit for duty exam for non deployable personnel. If your psychiatrist writes a letter stating he/she believes you are non deployable due to your conditions with your profile packet you have a good chance of them asking your commander to request a fit for duty exam.
 

markjays

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My wife is Army Reserve AGR with 18 years of total service and 14 years active. I have been researching a lot on this stuff due to her medical issues. Was it your profile packet that was denied? Also, with DOD deploy or get out policy the Army is quick to do a fit for duty exam for non deployable personnel. If your psychiatrist writes a letter stating he/she believes you are non deployable due to your conditions with your profile packet you have a good chance of them asking your commander to request a fit for duty exam.
Thanks, true. I'll make sure both docs put it on there, both did not want me deploying.
 

markjays

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All this is pretty frustrating. Im going back to my cardiologist tomorrow because my condition has worsened, and have them fill out a new form with new notes.
Psychiatrist wouldn't fill out a new one until they heard from the local Navy clinic, which got back to me that they can only facilitate med care not recommend.
Eventually someone will listen and read my actual case.
 

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Ah. The classic case of I won’t do it until this other person does this... classic. Sounds like they’re playing hot potato and you’re the potato. My PCM and psychiatrist did the same thing with me when I was supposed to be on LIMDU since my command temporarily pulled my quals for medical reasons. As a result, I spent almost 2 months in admin duty before they finally started my first LIMDU period.
 

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With cardiology in the NG or reserve for some reason they are leaning fit with severe restrictions no data to back that up just anecdotal from so many members here that had a packet sent up. As long as you can do sedentary work dont be surprised if they either ignore it or return fit with restrictions and it's pretty hard for cardiology to state you can't do sedentary work.
 

Provis

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With cardiology in the NG or reserve for some reason they are leaning fit with severe restrictions no data to back that up just anecdotal from so many members here that had a packet sent up. As long as you can do sedentary work dont be surprised if they either ignore it or return fit with restrictions and it's pretty hard for cardiology to state you can't do sedentary work.
Luckily he is in AGR so PEB and or Profile goes through the active channel:) He just needs to get his profile packet submitted with some letters stating non deployable. Active Duty kicks people out so fast if non deployable even if AGR meaning they are in the Reserves too. Agree though if only Reserve or NG they tend to keep people in. That's why everyone in my wife's unit were shocked that her condition triggered a fit for duty exam. Luckily for my wife, her commander rescinded the fit for duty exam stating the Regulations that they can have her try to get better for up to 1 year. Then that profile fell off due to COVID so she is flying under the radar. Her commander is allowing her to adhere to her non existent profile LOL. This will buy her time to get her 20 good years and to get promoted to Major before she is probably kicked out.
 

markjays

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Both Psychiatrist and cardiologist want me non-deployable, so we'll see.
I'd stick around, but this last relapse about took me out literally. Healthier for me to leave, even if they don't medically retire me.
 
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