How to slow down MEB

J.B.

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It seems many want to slow down the MEB process... I am the exact opposite, I wont reach the 20 year mark till 5 Jul 15 (cant voluntarily retire due to OCS; would revert back to SSG). What are ways to slow down the process? If i'm going to be medically retired I want to be eligible for concurrent receipt.
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It seems many want to slow down the MEB process... I am the exact opposite, I wont reach the 20 year mark till 5 Jul 15 (cant voluntarily retire due to OCS; would revert back to SSG). What are ways to slow down the process? If i'm going to be medically retired I want to be eligible for concurrent receipt.
Thank you

Welcome to the PEB Forum! :)

Hmm, well for starters, ensure that you invoke all legal appeal opportunities while in the DoD IDES MEB/PEB process!

Afterwards, in my opinion, keep your prayers very much alive throughout the DoD IDES process for a potentially favorable yet successful ending; continue the fight and never get in!

Thus, I quite often comment that "possessing well-informed knowledge is truly a powerful equalizer."

Best Wishes!
 

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It seems many want to slow down the MEB process... I am the exact opposite, I wont reach the 20 year mark till 5 Jul 15 (cant voluntarily retire due to OCS; would revert back to SSG). What are ways to slow down the process? If i'm going to be medically retired I want to be eligible for concurrent receipt.
Thank you
I meant many want to speed up the MEB process
 

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Take the maximum time at every step to respond. File appeals on every issue that is supportable. (This goes for the MEB process, the PEB process, VA rating reconsideration, APDA appeal/PEB Rebuttal). Use leave judiciously in case you can take some at the end of the process.

Good luck!
 

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I meant many want to speed up the MEB process

Take the maximum time at every step to respond. File appeals on every issue that is supportable. (This goes for the MEB process, the PEB process, VA rating reconsideration, APDA appeal/PEB Rebuttal). Use leave judiciously in case you can take some at the end of the process.

Good luck!

Indeed, this is excellent advice as evident from my own DoD IDES MEB/PEB case! ;)

Albeit, my intent wasn't to extend the DoD IDES process but to obtain official "justice" from all of the deliberate injustices that occurred at every phase within the entire DoD IDES process. :oops: Take care! :)

Thus, I quite often comment that "possessing well-informed knowledge is truly a powerful equalizer."

Best Wishes!
 

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Would you feel comfortable sharing what your medical conditions are? What steps in the IDES have you accomplished so far.
 

J.B.

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Would you feel comfortable sharing what your medical conditions are? What steps in the IDES have you accomplished so far.
So far I have met with my Peblo and my MSC. I am now awaiting phone calls to set up appointments.

Warning my most severe conditions deal with "girl" stuff....

My referring condition was "pelvic pain" which is BS. My condition is much more than that.. I have had recurrent rectoceles and a cystocele. Because the conditions have happened several times the specialist limited me to not straining to lift for the rest of my life (no more than 35lbs.) As a consequence of my surgeries, I have had a build up of scar tissue which does cause pain, if it was just pain I could suck it up but I am not willing to risk losing my bladder.
I will attempt to get other conditions as unfitting in front of the PEB. I will ask my that my conditions be looked at separately versus rolling them up in "pelvic pain".

-Recurring Rectocele/cystolcele (Specialist states that I can not strain to lift for the rest of my life; last surgery was 2012 and repair has held so far. Do the conditions have to be "present" to be rated on them? Both conditions have a very high rate of recurring, which has already happened.)

-PTSD after MST (the whole 9 yards..flashbacks, anxiety and panic attacks, nightmare, etc)

-Fibromyalgia (was diagnosed in August by a pain specialist but didn't realize the significance of the diagnosis until legal told me 2 weeks ago. I will be going to a Rhuematologist to confirm diagnosis)

-R shoulder (have had 10 procedures and have been left with limited ROM, arthritis in neck and constant pain)

The above conditions are the ones that I feel could make me unfitting, I have many other "smaller" claims that I will be asking the VA to "rate" me for service connection.

My goals are to reach the "20" year mark, so I get concurrent receipt and to at least get 30% DOD.
 
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J.B.

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Take the maximum time at every step to respond. File appeals on every issue that is supportable. (This goes for the MEB process, the PEB process, VA rating reconsideration, APDA appeal/PEB Rebuttal). Use leave judiciously in case you can take some at the end of the process.

Good luck!
I plan on carrying over the max leave days to the next fiscal year, I was told that is 70.
 

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Recurring Rectocele/cystolcele is rated as "voiding disfunction". The actual condition is not what gets rated, but rather the symptoms. Here is the standard for voiding disfunction:

Voiding dysfunction:

Rate particular condition as urine leakage, frequency, or obstructed voiding.

Continual Urine Leakage, Post Surgical Urinary Diversion,
Urinary Incontinence, or Stress Incontinence:

Requiring the use of an appliance or the wearing of absorbent
materials which must be changed more than 4 times per day.......................... 60

Requiring the wearing of absorbent materials which must be
changed 2 to 4 times per day ......................................................................... 40


Requiring the wearing of absorbent materials which must be
changed less than 2 times per day .................................................................. 20

Urinary frequency:

Daytime voiding interval less than one hour, or; awakening to
void five or more times per night ........................................................................ 40

Daytime voiding interval between one and two hours, or;
awakening to void three to four times per night .................................................... 20

Daytime voiding interval between two and three hours, or;
awakening to void two times per night ................................................................. 10

Make sure you get documented in your medical records, how often you need to change absorbent materials. There is a catch 22 here, to find voiding disfunction unfitting, you must typically be catheterized, however with Recurring Rectocele/cystolcele, if you lift anything greater than 18#, do 3-5 second rushes etc., then you risk a tear or prolapse.

The rating process should take greater than 12-15 months in my opinion, just based upon the fact that you are most likely not medically stable.


To find PTSD after MST (the whole 9 yards..flashbacks, anxiety and panic attacks, nightmare, etc) unfitting, it is going to take some input from your commander with their non-medical assessment.

Here is a link to AR 40-501 which has the standards of medical fitness: http://nlgmltf.org/docs/AR_40-501_chapter_3.doc
 

J.B.

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To find PTSD after MST (the whole 9 yards..flashbacks, anxiety and panic attacks, nightmare, etc) unfitting, it is going to take some input from your commander with their non-medical assessment.

Here is a link to AR 40-501 which has the standards of medical fitness: http://nlgmltf.org/docs/AR_40-501_chapter_3.doc

My commander is completely supportive and is willing to write a thorough synopsis of how my symptoms affect me and my work. Am I jacked up? Yes. Have i done well at hiding it? Yes. I have no problem letting my "crazy" all hang out, now.

I know that the rectocele and cystocele are in the VARSD under
7623 Pregnancy, surgical complications of:
With rectocele or cystocele50
With relaxation of perineum10


From your answer I am concluding that I currently must have the conditions. Is that correct?
 
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