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grizz13

PEB Forum Veteran
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#1
Mind you these are all referenced to the Army, some may cross over to the other services those of you out there please post them on this discussion too! Thanks all!!

Legacy-Old MEB/PEB process.

IDES-Integrated Disability Evaluation System; new MEB/PEB process.

DoD-means any military service/encompasses all.

MEB-Medical Evaluation Board.

PEB-Physical Evaluation Board.

MMRB-MOS/Medical Retention Board.

NARSUM-Narrative Summary.

IPEB- Informal Physical Evaluation Board.

FPEB-Formal Physical Evaluation Board.

IPR –Independent Physical Review (Same as IMR).

IMR-Independent Medical Review (Same as IPR).

PDBR-Physical Disability Board of Review, for those out of the service already that need to correct a rank/claim/rating… things along those lines

PDRL-Permanent Disabled Retirement List, Permanent retirement. 30% or higher by DoD.

TDRL-Temporary Disabled Retirement List, temporary retirement to enable the SM to recover and return to service. 30% or higher by DoD.

Separation-is a separation from military services with a severance pay and no benefits and 180 days of Tri-Care coverage. 20% or lower by DoD.

VASRD-Veteran Affairs Schedule for Rating Disabilities; goes over ratable claims for the DoD and VA. Direct link here: http://www.benefits.va.gov/warms/bookc.asp

ECFR-Electronic Code of Federal Regulations; goes over the percentage rules for claims. Direct link here: http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5&idno=38

PEBLO-Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer.

Case Manager- Civilian Nurse Case Manager that works with PEBLO.

Technician-PEBLO assistant that writes up DA 3947 and other paperwork.

MSC-Military Service Coordinator (VA rep that submits SM for C&P exams and submits VA pay paperwork).

DA Form 3947- Narrative Summary of findings of claims submitted (Part of NARSUM).

DA Form 199- Summary of all conditions rated by DoD, determines type of separation and combat related.

P3/4 Profile- a physical limitation form that limits a Soldiers physical activity and deployability status.

eBenifits (ebennies)-VA website to check the status of the VA claims submitted direct link: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal.

MyMEB/MyPEB- Army link on AKO under My Medical to show status of packet.

C&P Exam-VA examinations for specific claims to include a VA physical exam.

Claim-a sickness, injury, or disability submitted to the DoD or VA.

Rating-Percentage deemed appropriate by the VASRD.

SSDI-Social Security Disability insurance, applicable to all military personnel that cannot do trained MOS.

CRSC- Combat Related Special Compensation pay must be able to provide documentary evidence that your injury was a result of one of the following:

  • Training that simulates war (e.g., exercises, field training)
  • Hazardous duty (e.g., flight, diving, parachute duty)
  • An instrumentality of war (e.g., combat vehicles, weapons, Agent Orange)
  • Armed conflict (e.g., gunshot wounds [Purple Heart], punji stick injuries)
CRDP-Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay; Qualified disabled military retirees will now get paid both their full military retirement pay and their VA disability compensation. This recently passed law phases out (over 9 years) the VA disability offset, which means that military retirees with 20 or more years of service and a 50% (or higher) VA rated disability will no longer have their military retirement pay reduced by the amount of their VA disability compensation (subject to some limitations).

SBP-Survivor Benefit Program

Tri-Care (free)-actual name Tri-Care Standard, free to retired military personnel and family dependents.

Medical Retirement-SM is rated at 30% or higher by the DoD and is either placed on TDRL or PDRL.
 

usafaviator

PEB Forum Veteran
#2
Looks good Grizz. I'm sure more will be added as we go along, but all the big ones are covered with this...surely sticky-worthy!

I have a different definition for the term PEBLO, but I'll keep that one to myself to keep the forum family friendly.;)
 

Sheila

Registered Member
#3
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Mind you these are all referenced to the Army, some may cross over to the other services those of you out there please post them on this discussion too! Thanks all!!

Legacy-Old MEB process.

IDES-Integrated Disability Evaluation System; new MEB process.

DoD-means any military service/encompasses all.

MEB-Medical Evaluation Board.

PEB-Physical Evaluation Board.

MMRB-MOS/Medical Retention Board.

NARSUM-Narrative Summary.

IPEB- Informal Physical Evaluation Board.

FPEB-Formal Physical Evaluation Board.

IPR –Independent Physical Review (Same as IMR).

IMR-Independent Medical Review (Same as IPR).

PDBR-Physical Disability Board of Review, for those out of the service already that need to correct a rank/claim/rating… things along those lines

PDRL-Permanent Disabled Retirement List, Permanent retirement. 30% or higher by DoD.

TDRL-Temporary Disabled Retirement List, temporary retirement to enable the SM to recover and return to service. 30% or higher by DoD.

Separation-is a separation from military services with a severance pay and no benefits and 180 days of Tri-Care coverage. 20% or lower by DoD.

VASRD-Veteran Affairs Schedule for Rating Disabilities; goes over ratable claims for the DoD and VA. Direct link here: http://www.benefits.va.gov/warms/bookc.asp

ECFR-Electronic Code of Federal Regulations; goes over the percentage rules for claims. Direct link here: http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5&idno=38

PEBLO-Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer.

Case Manager- Civilian Nurse Case Manager that works with PEBLO.

Technician-PEBLO assistant that writes up DA 3947 and other paperwork.

MSC-Military Service Coordinator (VA rep that submits SM for C&P exams and submits VA pay paperwork).

DA Form 3947- Narrative Summary of findings of claims submitted (Part of NARSUM).

DA Form 199- Summary of all conditions rated by DoD, determines type of separation and combat related.

P3/4 Profile- a physical limitation form that limits a Soldiers physical activity and deployability status.

eBenifits (ebennies)-VA website to check the status of the VA claims submitted direct link: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal.

MyMEB/MyPEB- Army link on AKO under My Medical to show status of packet.

C&P Exam-VA examinations for specific claims to include a VA physical exam.

Claim-a sickness, injury, or disability submitted to the DoD or VA.

Rating-Percentage deemed appropriate by the VASRD.

SSDI-Social Security Disability insurance, applicable to all military personnel that cannot do trained MOS.

CRSC- Combat Related Special Compensation pay must be able to provide documentary evidence that your injury was a result of one of the following:

  • Training that simulates war (e.g., exercises, field training)
  • Hazardous duty (e.g., flight, diving, parachute duty)
  • An instrumentality of war (e.g., combat vehicles, weapons, Agent Orange)
  • Armed conflict (e.g., gunshot wounds [Purple Heart], punji stick injuries)

CDRP-Concurrent Disability Retirement Pay; Qualified disabled military retirees will now get paid both their full military retirement pay and their VA disability compensation. This recently passed law phases out (over 9 years) the VA disability offset, which means that military retirees with 20 or more years of service and a 50% (or higher) VA rated disability will no longer have their military retirement pay reduced by the amount of their VA disability compensation.

SBP-Survivor Benefit Program

Tri-Care (free)-actual name Tri-Care Standard, free to retired military personnel and family dependents.

Medical Retirement-SM is rated at 30% or higher by the DoD and is either placed on TDRL or PDRL.[/qu
This is good stuff. Thank you. This helped out alot because I really didn't know most of these. Awesome keep the info coming.
 

GoWings

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
#4
One of those things said that if I am not working in may MOS/Rating (cause I am Navy) I can applied for SSDI? Is that really a good idea for me since I really am not all that disabled I just can't do my job.
 

grizz13

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
#5
One of those things said that if I am not working in may MOS/Rating (cause I am Navy) I can applied for SSDI? Is that really a good idea for me since I really am not all that disabled I just can't do my job.
Absolutely, I will be back paid to May 2011 when my P3 kicked in. Since that profile kicked in, I was unable to do my MOS. The only thing I could do was share my knowledge and attempt to try being an NCO and train the Soldiesr how I was able to. I still worked, but did not do much, if anything with my MOS other than train others.
 

GoWings

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
#6
Hmm that's interesting.. I am an Electronics Technician in the Navy but now I am the LPO of a Helpdesk. So basically all I do is admin work. I haven't done any ET work since I left my ship in January..
 

grizz13

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
#9
Ok so it takes about four weeks. does it go to the VA. and that is where i get my DA form 199.
You posted in the wrong discussion, but I remember your other discussion... Since you just got the unfit, I would say 4 months till you get the DA 199 written and be counseled on it by a PEBLO. Then after that figure 115 days left in the Army if you have no qualms with the ratings. Sooner if your not taking leave...
 

Rooster1982

Registered Member
#10
You posted in the wrong discussion, but I remember your other discussion... Since you just got the unfit, I would say 4 months till you get the DA 199 written and be counseled on it by a PEBLO. Then after that figure 115 days left in the Army if you have no qualms with the ratings. Sooner if your not taking leave...
Ok Thank you very much I will try to stay in contact. If I have any more questions.
 

eagleone

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
#12
NARSUM is written by an army MD, PA-C, or NP, but they use info from the VA's Comp. and Pen. exam for most of the specifics.
 

grizz13

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
#13
Exactly as eagleone said, the MEB doc writes up the story-board of the claims to include everything from the C&P exams to the DoD treatments and appointments. Once that is written up the MEB tech will assist with the DA3947 write-up and then send it up through the chain for signatures, then you get it to do your thing with it...
 

grizz13

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
#14
New terms for VA language I found posted on a site:
VA Related Acronyms and Abbreviations


Acronymns Used When Veterans Benefits Are Involved


Acronymns, Abbreviations, and Short-cuts used by the Government, both State and Federal, as well as by involved individuals when discussing Veterans Benefits, Retirement and Disability:



38 CFR - Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations
38 USC - Title 38 of the United States Code
A&A - Aid and Attendance
AAFES - Army & Air Force Exchange Service
ABD - Annuity Beginning Date
ACE ? Automated Certificate of Eligibility
AD - Active Duty
ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
AFEES - Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station
AIS - Automated Information Systems
AL - American Legion
ALS - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
AMC - Appeals Management Center
AMVETS - AMVETS (American Veterans)
AO - Agent Orange
BCD - Bad Conduct Discharge
BCMR - Board of Corrections for Military Records
BDD - Benefits Delivery at Discharge
BDN - Benefits Delivery Network
BiPAP - Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure.
BVA - Board of Veterans Appeals
BX - Base Exchange
CAP - Combined Assessment Program
C&V - Construction and Valuation [a unit at a RLC that evaluates construction and makes sure that effective controls are in place to ensure that fee appraisers are qualified and that appraisal assignments are made equitably]
CBOC - Community-based Outpatient Clinic
CHAMPVA - Civilian Health and Medical Program of VA
CAD - Coronary Artery Disease
CAP - Combined Assessment Program [CAP reviews are part of the Office of Inspector General?s (OIG) effort to ensure that high quality health care and benefits services are provided to the Nation?s veterans]
CARES - Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services
CAVC - Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
CHAMPVA - Civilian Hearth and Medical Program VA .
Chapter 61 - US Code, Title 10, Chapter 61 Disability Retirements
Chapter 35 - Title 38 US Code Dependents' Educational Assistance Program
Chapter 71 - US Code, Title 10, Chapter 71 Computation of retired pay
CFIDS - Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
C-File - Claims File
C-File # - Claims File ID Number (Now your SSAN)
CFS - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CMS - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
COLA - Cost of Living Allowance
COOP ? Continuity of Operations Plan
COPD - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
C & P - Compensation and Pension
CPAP - Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
CPEP - Compensation and Pension Examination Program
CPI - Consumer Price Index
CPI - Claims Processing Improvement [A Team Structure based on task-based teams with defined functions]
CRDP - Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments
CSRS - Civil Service Retirement System
CRSC - Combat-Related Special Compensation
CUE - Clear and Unmistakeable Error
C&UE - Clear and Unmistakeable Error
CWT - Compensated Work Therapy
CZTE - Combat Zone Tax Exclusion
DANTES - Defense Activities Non-Traditional Education Support
DAV - Disabled American Veterans
DC - Diagnostic Code also Death Certificate
DD - Dishonorable Discharge
DD-149 - Application for the Correction of Military Record
DD-214 - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
DD-293 - Application for the Review of Discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States
DD-1172 - Application for Uniformed Services Identification Card - DEERS Enrollment
DD-1173 - United States Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card
DD-2765 - Department of Defense/Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card
DEA - Dependents' Educational Assistance Program
DeCA - Defense Commissary Agency
DEROS - Date Eligible for Return From Overseas
DFAS - Defense Finance and Accounting Service
DIC - Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
DMII - Diabetes Mellitus Type II
DoD - Department of Defense
DRB - Discharge Review Board
DRO - Decision Review Officer
DSM IV - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th Edition
DVA - Department of Veterans Affairs
EAJA - Equal Access to Justice Act
EAS - End of Active Service
EAOS - End of Active Obligated Service
EEO - Office of Equal Opportunity
EP - End Product (System)
ESG - Environmental Support Group
FECA - Federal Employees? Compensation Act
FERS - Federal Employees Retirement System
F&FE - Fiduciary and Field Examination
FHA - Federal Housing Administration
FICA - Federal Insurance Contributions Act
FM - Fibromyalgia
FOIA - Freedom Of Information Act
FR - Federal Register
FRA - Full Retirement Age
FSGLI - Family Service Members? Group Life Insurance
GAF - Global Assessment of Function
GAO - Government Accountability Office
GHP - Group Health Plan
GIB - GI Bill
GOE - General Operating Expenses
GWI - Gulf War I
GWII - Gulf War II
HAC - Health Administration Center
HIPPA - Health Information Portability and Accountability Act
HISA - Home Improvement and Structural Alterations Program
HUD - Department of Housing and Urban Development
IG - Inspector General
ILP - Independent Living Program
IME - Independent Medical Evaluations
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMO - Independant Medical Opinion
IOM - Institute of Medicine
IRM - Information Resources Management
IQR - Random Individual Quality Review
IRR - Individual Ready Reserve
ISTM - It Seems To Me
IRS - Internal Revenue Service
IRIS - Inquiry Routing and Information System
I/U - Individual Unemployabilty
JSRRC - U.S. Army & Joint Services Records Research Center
LIE - Legal Instruments Examiner
LGY - Loan Guaranty
LOD - Line of Duty
LPE - Last Pre-Retirement Nonrailroad Employer
LTC - Long Term Care
M21-1MR - VA Claims Adjudication Manual
MEB - Medical Evaluation Board
MGIB - Montgomery GI Bill
MGIB-AD - Montogmery GI Bill - Active Duty Educational Assistance Program
MGIB-SR - Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve
MIA - Missing in Action
MOAA - Military Officers Association of America
MOPH - Military Order of the Purple Heart
MOS - Military Occupation Specialty
MWR - Morale, Welfare & Recreation
NAGE - National Association of Government Employees
NARA - National Archives Records Administration
NCA - National Cemetery Administration
NDAA - National Defense Authorization Act
NDR - Non-Duty Related
NEC - Navy Enlisted Classification (code)
NEX - Navy Exchange
NIH - National Institutes of Health
NOD - Notice of Disagreement
NP - Nurse Practiconer
NPRC - National Personnel Records Center
NSC - Non Service Connected
NSO - National Service Officer (Usually DAV)
NSLI - National Service Life Insurance
NVLSP - National Veterans Legal Services Program
OEF - Operation Enduring Freedom
OIF - Operation Iraqi Freedom
OGC - (VA) Office of General Counsel
OJT - On-the-job Training
OMPF - Official Military Personnel File
OPM - Office of Personnel Management
ORM - Office of Resolution Management
OWCP - Office of Workers? Compensation Program
PA - Physicians Assistant
PARDS - Partner Assisted Rating Decision System (a fast track claim)
PC - Prostate Cancer
PCP - Primary Care Physician
PDR - Physicians Desk Reference
PDRL - Permanently Disabled Retired List
PEB - Physical Evaluation Board
PEBLO - Physical Evaluation Board Liason Officer
PG - Persian Gulf
PMA ? President?s Management Agenda
PN - Peripheral Neuropathy
POA - Power of Attorney
POW - Prisoner of War
PSA - Prostate-specific antigen (Test For Prostate Cancer)
PSP - Public Service Pension
P&T - Permanently and Totally Disabled
PTSD - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PVD - Peripheral Vascular Disease
PVA - Paralyzed Veterans of America
PX - Post Exchange
QC - Quarters of Coverage
QTC - Quality Treatment Corporation (a VA medical contractor)
redux - Military Retirement Reform Act of 1986
RIF ? Reduction in Force
RLC - Regional Loan Center ? [VA has 9 Regional Centers located throughout the US that handle loan processing. For example the Cleveland VARO has one of the largest RLC which provides home loan guaranty services for the states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.]
RO - Regional Office
RRA - Railroad Retiremnet Act
RRB - Railroad Retirement Board
RVSR - Rating Veterans Service Representative
SAH - Specially Adapted Housing
SAA - State Approving Agency
SBA ? Small Business Administration
SBP - Survivors Benefit Plan
SC - Service Connected
SCI - Spinal Cord Injury
S-DVI ? Service-Disabled Veterans? Insurance
SEA - Sotheast Asia
SECA - Self-Employment Contributions Act
SEP - Special Enrollment Period
SF-180 - Standard Form, Requests Pertaining to Military Records
SGLI - Servicemembers? Group Life Insurance
SMC-n - Special Monthly Compensation where "n" is K thru R
SMR - Service Medical Records
SO - Service Officer
SOC - Statement of the Case
SR - Service Records
SQC - Statistical Quality Control
SS - Social Security
SSA - Social Security Administration
SSB - Special Separation Benefits
SSAN - Social Security Account Number
SSI - Supplemental Security Income
SSN - Social Security Number
SSOC - Supplemental Statement of the Case
?Super Senior? ? [Technical Expert to mentor VA staff involved in the process of claims establishment]
TAP - Transition Assistance Program
TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury
TDIU -Totally Disabled based on Individual Unemployability
TIGER TEAM ? [A special unit at the Cleveland VARO that is responsible for expeditiously processing certain C&P claims submitted by beneficiaries who are aged 70 or older. The Tiger Team, which reports to VBA Headquarters, is staffed with RVSRs, VSRs, and clerical support.]
TSGLI - Traumatic Service Members? Group Life Insurance
USCIS ? U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
USDA ? U.S. Department of Agriculture
VA ? Department of Veterans Affairs (Also, sometimes referred to as DVA)
VAF ? VA Form
VAMC ? VA Medical Center
VARO ? VA Regional Office
VBA ? Veterans Benefits Administration
VCS - Veteran's Canteen Service
VEAP ? Post-Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program
VEOA ? Veterans? Employment Opportunities Act
VETSNET ? Veterans Services Network
VFW ? Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
VGLI ? Veterans? Group Life Insurance
VHA ? Veterans Health Administration
VISN ? Veterans Integrated Service Network
VistA ? Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture
VMET ? Verification of Military Experience and Training
VMLI ? Veterans? Mortgage Life Insurance
VONAPP - Veterans On Line Applications
VR&E ? Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
VSC - Veterans Service Center
VSI ? Voluntary Separation Incentives
VSO ? Veterans Service Organization
VSR ? Veterans Service Representative
WAAC ? Women?s Army Auxiliary Corps
WARMS - Web Automated Reference Materials System
WASPs ? Women Air Force Service Pilots
WIPP ? Work-In-Process [system of the BDN that generates reports to monitor and manage individual claims]
 

grizz13

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
#15
Even more that I found:
1. Acronyms and Terms Used in VA Benefits Claims & Appeals

1.1. VA Acronyms and Terms

Much like the Department of Defense (DOD), the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) uses many acronyms in the handling of claims and appeals for VA benefits. The following is a sampling of some of the acronyms that a claimant or appellant may see in various military and VA records and documents.
9 VA Form 9, Appeal to the Board of Veterans' Appeals
10-10EZ VA Form 10-10EZ, Application for Health Benefits
10-10EZR VA Form 10-10EZR, Health Benefits Renewal Form
10-10EC VA Form 10-10EC, Application for Extended Care Services
1151 Claim A claim for benefits under 38 U.S.C. Section 1151 as a result of injury caused by VA treatment or rehabilitation services similar to a medical malpractice claim.
A&A Aid and attendance
AAO Assistant adjudication officer
ABCMR Army Board for Correction of Military Records
ACAP Annual clothing allowance payment
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADHC Adult day health care
ADL Activities of daily living
ADT Active duty for training
AFB Air Force Base
AFBCMR Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records
AFHRA Air Force Historical Research Agency
AFI Air Force instruction
AFIP Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
AGG Aggravated in service
AHRC Army Human Resources Command
AL American Legion
ALJ Administrative Law Judge
ALS Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
AMC Appeals Management Center
AML Acute myelogenous leukemia
AMVETS American Veterans
AO Agent Orange or adjudication officer
AOCAP Agent Orange Class Assistance Program
AOJ Agency of original jurisdiction
AOR Agent Orange Registry
APA Administrative Procedures Act
Appellee The party in an appeal who is defending the decision on appeal. In the Veterans Court, the VA Secretary is always the Appellee.
Appellant The party in an appeal who is challenging the decision on appeal. In the Veterans Court, the claimant seeking benefits (veteran or dependent) is always the Appellant.
ARBA Army Review Boards Agency
AVSCM Assistant Veterans Service Center Manager
AWA All Writs Act
AWOL Absent without official leave
BCD Bad conduct discharge
BCMR Board for Correction of Military Records
BCNR Board for Correction of Naval Records
BDD Benefits Delivery at Discharge
BDN Benefits Delivery Network
BHL Bilateral hearing loss
Board The Board of Veterans' Appeals or "BVA".
BVA The Board of Veterans' Appeals. The Board is the organization within VA that reviews initial rating decisions when the claimant files a Notice of Disagreement.
C-file Claims file. VA creates a hard copy paper file for each claimant that contains all the documents related to that claimant since the first application for benefits. C-files can contain thousands of pages of documents and must be physically shipped between offices when claims are reviewed by different VA groups or the Veterans Court.
CAAF Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
CAVC The Unites States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The appellate court to which claimants can appeal adverse Board decisions. Also known as the "Veterans Court."
C&P Compensation and Pension
CARES Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services
CAVC Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
CBO Chief business office
CBOC Community Based Outpatient Clinic
CCF Compound comminuted fracture
CDR Counter designation of record
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CG Coast Guard
CGBCMR Coast Guard Board for Correction of Military Records
CHAMPUS Department of Defense Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Service
CHAMPVA Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs
CHR Consolidated health record
CIB Combat Infantryman Badge
Claim Number Each claimant is assigned an unique VA claim number that VA uses to identify that claimant for life. Claimants should put their claim number on each document and correspondence sent to VA.
CLC VA Community Living Center (formerly VA Nursing Home Care Units)
CLL Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
CMB Combat Medical Badge
CMD Chief Medical Director
CMO Chief Medical Officer
CNHC Community nursing home care
CO VA Central Office or commanding officer
COD Character of discharge
COG Convenience of the government
COLA Cost-of-living adjustment
Compensation A monetary benefit awarded based on the degree of disability caused by a service-connected condition.
CONUS The contiguous United States
COVA Court of Veterans Appeals (Renamed Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims)
COWC Committee on Waivers and Compromises
CPI Claims Processing Improvement
CRC Community residential center
CRDP Concurrent retirement and disability pay
CRSC Combat-related special compensation
CUE Clear and unmistakable error
CURR Center for Units Records Research
CWT VA Compensated Work Therapy Program
DAV Disabled American Veterans
DC Diagnostic code
DD Dishonorable discharge
DD-214 Discharge certificate
DDD Degenerative disc disease
DEA Dependent's educational assistance
DES Disability evaluation system
DFAS Defense Finance and Accounting Services
DFR Dropped from the rolls
DIC Death & Indemnity Compensation. A benefit awarded to surviving spouses and qualifying dependents when a service-connected condition is a cause of a veteran's death.
DM Diabetes mellitus
DMZ Demilitarized zone
DOD Department of Defense
DRB Discharge Review Board
DRO Decision Review Officer. Usually an experienced member of a regional office rating team who reviews a rating decision at the request of the claimant after an initial denial. DRO review is optional and cannot change decisions favorable to a claimant.
DSM American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders
DSO Department service officer
DTR Deep tendon reflexes
DVA The Department of Veterans Affairs. A technically more accurate acronym than "VA," although not as widely used.
EAD Entry on active duty
EAJA Equal Access to Justice Act
ECA Expedited Claims Adjudication Initiative
ED Erectile dysfunction
EGC Electrocardiogram
EKG Electrocardiogram
EOB Explanation of benefits
EOD Entry on Duty or Explosive Ordinance Disposal
EVR Eligibility verification report
Federal Circuit The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The federal appellate court to which claimants and VA can appeal Veteran Court decisions.
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
Form 9 The VA form that must be submitted after receipt of a Statement of the Case to perfect an appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeals.
FTCA Federal Tort Claims Act
GAO Government Accounting Office
GC General counsel
GPO Government Printing Office
GSW Gun shot wound
GWS Gulf war syndrome
HB Housebound
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HISA Home improvement and structural alterations
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
HO Hearing officer
IED Improvised explosive device
IG Inspector general
IME Independent medical expert or independent medical evaluation
INC Incurred in service
IOM Institute of Medicine
IOP Internal operating procedures
IRIS Inquiry Routing and Information System
IU Individual unemployability
IVAP Income for VA purposes
JAG Judge Advocate General
JMR Joint motion for remand
JSRRC Joint Services Records Research Center
LOD Line of duty
LOM Limitation of motion
LSW Licensed social worker
M21-1MR Adjudication Procedures Manual Rewrite
M-1 VA Healthcare Adjudication Manual
M-21 VA Claims Adjudication Manual
MACR Missing air crew reports
MAPR Maximum annual pension rate
MGIB Montgomery GI Bill
MIB Marine index bureau
MOS Military occupational specialty
MPR Military personnel records
MRI Magnetic resonance imaging
NA National Archives
NARA National Archives and Record Administration
NAS National Academy of Sciences
NAUS National Association for Uniformed Services
NHL Non-hodgkins lymphoma
NMCB U.S. Navy Mobile Construction Battalion
NOA Notice of Appeal
NOD Notice of Disagreement. Claimants must file a written NOD within one year of receiving a rating decision to be able to appeal that decision.
NOS Not otherwise specified
NPC Naval Personnel Command
NPRC National Personnel Records Center
NRPC Naval Reserve Personnel Command
NSC Non-service-connected
NSLI National Service Life Insurance
NSO National service officer
NVLSP National Veterans Legal Services Program
OEF Operation Enduring Freedom
OGC Office of the General Counsel
OIF Operation Iraqi Freedom
OIG Office of Inspector General
OMPF Official military personnel file
OPC Outpatient clinic
OPT Outpatient treatment
OQP Office of Quality and Performance
OTH Other than honorable
PDBR Physical Disability Board of Review
PDR Physicians Desk Reference
PEB Physical Evaluation Board
Pension A VA benefit based on financial need available to fully disabled veterans who served during a time of war.
PERMS Permanent Electronic Records Management System
PG Persian Gulf
PGW Persian Gulf War
PIES Personnel Information Exchange System
PIF Pending issue file
PMC Pension Maintenance Center
POA Power of attorney
POW Prisoner-of-war
PRC Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center
Presumption A legal term meaning that no evidence of a nexus between a current medical condition and an in-service occurrence is required. A claimant currently suffer from a "presumptive condition" only needs to establish he or she experienced the specified in-service event to be awarded service connection.
PT Physical therapy or permanent total disability
PTE Peace time era
PSTD Posttraumatic stress disorder
PEBLO Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer
RAD Release from active duty
Rating Decision The initial VA decision on a claim which either grants or denies an award or "continues" the claim for further development.
Rating Schedule The table of medical conditions and disabilities established by law that VA raters use to determine the degree of disability for compensation purposes.
Remand Return of a decision to the organization that made it for additional review and revision. The Board remands rating decisions to the originating regional office. The Veterans Court remands Board decisions back to the Board.
RMC Records Management Center
RMO Records Management Officer
RN Registered nurse
RO Regional Office
ROTC Reserve Officers' Training Corps
RVN Republic of Vietnam
RVSR Rating Veterans Service Representative
SBP Survivor Benefit Plan
SC Service-connected
SDRP Special Discharge Review Program
SDVI Service Disabled Veterans' Insurance
Secretary The Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The Cabinet officer who is the administrative head of VA.
Service Connection A requirement that a claimant for VA compensation must (1) have a current medical condition; (2) identify an event or condition during military service; and (3) establish a nexus or connection between the medical condition and the in-service event or condition. Without establishing service connection, VA will not award compensation benefits.
SF Special forces
SGLI Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance
SMC Special Monthly Compensation. Additional compensation available to the most seriously disabled veterans for anatomical loss of limbs or loss of use of body parts, aid and attendance, and other special needs.
SMP Special monthly pension
SMR Service medical record
SN Service number
SOC Statement of the Case. A document that VA must prepare and provide to a claimant who has submitted a timely Notice of Disagreement. The purpose of an SOC is to identify the facts and law VA used to reach the decision(s) with which the claimant disagrees.
SPD Separation program designator
SPN Separation program number
SRD Schedule for Rating Disabilities
SSA Social Security Administration
SSB Special separation benefits
SSDI Social Security Disability Income
SSI Supplemental Security Income
SSN Social Security Number
SSOC Supplemental Statement of the Case
STR Service treatment records
STS Soft tissue sarcoma
TAD Temporary active duty
TBI Traumatic brain injury
TCDD 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin
TDIU Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability. A special rating that considers whether a claimant who does not meet the rating schedule requirements for 100% disability is still unable to work in a substantially gainful occupation. A TDIU award pays benefits at the 100% scheduler rate even though the actual rating percentage is less than 100%.
TRDL Temporary disabled retirement list
TDY Temporary duty
UCMJ Uniform Code of Military Justice
U.S.C. United States Code
U.S.C.A. United States Code Annotated
U.S.C.S. United States Code Service
USGLI United States Government Life Insurance
USJSRRC United States Joint Service Records Research Center
VA The most commonly used acronym for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
VACO VA Central Office
VAF VA form
VAGC VA General Counsel
VAHAC VA Health Administration Center
VAMC VA Medical Center
VAOGC VA Office of the General Counsel
VAOIG VA Office of the Inspector General
VAOPC VA outpatient clinic
VAR VA regulation
VARO VA Regional Office
VBA Veterans Benefits Administration
VCAA Veterans Claims Assistance Act
VEAP Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program
Veterans Court Another common name for the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. See also CAVC.
VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars
VGLI Veterans' Group Life Insurance
VHA Veterans Health Administration
VISN Veterans Integrated Service Network
VJRA Veterans Judicial Review Act
VLJ Veterans Law Judge. A member of the Board of Veterans' Appeals who hears appeals from claimants who disagree with a rating decision.
VMLI Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance
VONAPP Veterans Online Application. A VA website for electronically applying for VA benefits. https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal?_nfpb=true&_nfxr=false&_pageLabel=Vonapp
VRC Vocational rehabilitation counseling
VSCM Veterans Service Center Manager
VSM Vietnam Service Medal
VSO Veterans service organization
VSR Veterans Service Representative
WRIISC War Related Illness and Injury Center
 

grizz13

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
#18
Welcome! I know how difficult it is to wade through all of the acronyms once you start up in the MEB process!
 

3threat

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
#19
Its mind boggling! Being a dual-status technician/Guardsman I'm trying to figure out what will apply to me and what doesn't. :)
 

grizz13

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
#20
I understand that, if you have any direct questions please create your own thread and ask away. I myself am no help on the Reserve/NG side.
 
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