My MH Timeline

MyNeckAndMyBack

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Good morning. I was referred to the DAWG last fall due to a certain medication (Lamictal/lamotrigine, anti-convulsant and mood stabilizer) for mental health reasons. I wish to be found unfit, due to worsening mental and physical conditions, but was only referred for MH.

Didn't want to jinx it, but here's my timeline just because I'm tired of having to remember these dates and will lose it if it goes in a notebook. Also, I'm really confused about the order of operations for the AF MEB/IRILO process, but here it is. If someone sees something out of place, I'd love to hear it:

27 Sept 19: Initial DAWG Review, tabled till Oct 19
25 Oct 19: Second DAWG Review
5 Nov 19: Contacted Wg Surgeon General, informed DAWG recommended IRILO
5 Nov 19: Code 37
14 Nov 19: PEBLO contacts, I'm on leave
27 Nov 19: Return to work, fill out/return patient intake form immediately; began drafting AF Form 1185 (CIS)
Dec 19: PEBLO tries (unsuccessfully) to get NARSUM appt scheduled w/ med group psychiatrist
8 Jan: PEBLO informs NARSUM meeting scheduled for 15 Jan, requests CIS from CC
9 Jan: Send CIS to CC
15 Jan: NARSUM meeting
16 Jan: CC non-concurs with draft CIS, informs he will write himself to support retention
~17 Jan: NARSUM 85% complete, awaiting input letter from off base provider
3 Feb: Off base provider still has not sent input to med group psychiatrist, CIS not finished

Also, we had a person from the Andrews AF Wounded Warrior program come talk to us and apparently they help people through the process. Does anyone happen to have their contact information? TIA.
 

MyNeckAndMyBack

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Thanks @chaplaincharlie. I contacted the AF Wounded Warrior Program rep and she said I'm not eligible until formally entered into the DES, just FYI in case anyone else is curious.

Update:

27 Sept 19: Initial DAWG Review, tabled till Oct 19
25 Oct 19: Second DAWG Review
5 Nov 19: Contacted Wg Surgeon General, informed DAWG recommended IRILO
5 Nov 19: Code 37
14 Nov 19: PEBLO contacts, I'm on leave
27 Nov 19: Return to work, fill out/return patient intake form immediately; began drafting AF Form 1185 (CIS)
Dec 19: PEBLO tries (unsuccessfully) to get NARSUM appt scheduled w/ med group psychiatrist
8 Jan: PEBLO informs NARSUM meeting scheduled for 15 Jan, requests CIS from CC
9 Jan: Send CIS to CC
15 Jan: NARSUM meeting
16 Jan: CC non-concurs with draft CIS, informs he will write himself to support retention
~17 Jan: NARSUM 85% complete, awaiting input letter from off base provider
3 Feb: Off base provider still has not sent input to med group psychiatrist, CIS not finished
5 Feb: CIS done, non-concurred and attached rebuttal MFR
12-13 Feb: Case sent to DP2NP (fingers crossed)

Another question: is there any rebuttal/appeal process for AF people returned to duty by DP2NP? I know there is once you reach the MEB stage, but I haven't seen anything for the steps prior to that. I know appeal is a long shot, but I think they'll return me to duty despite my documentation and I don't want to make it easy for them given my conditions.
 

MyNeckAndMyBack

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Update:

27 Sept 19: Initial DAWG Review, tabled till Oct 19
25 Oct 19: Second DAWG Review
5 Nov 19: Contacted Wg Surgeon General, informed DAWG recommended IRILO
5 Nov 19: Code 37
14 Nov 19: PEBLO contacts, I'm on leave
27 Nov 19: Return to work, fill out/return patient intake form immediately; began drafting AF Form 1185 (CIS)
Dec 19: PEBLO tries (unsuccessfully) to get NARSUM appt scheduled w/ med group psychiatrist
8 Jan: PEBLO informs NARSUM meeting scheduled for 15 Jan, requests CIS from CC
9 Jan: Send CIS to CC
15 Jan: NARSUM meeting
16 Jan: CC non-concurs with draft CIS, informs he will write himself to support retention
~17 Jan: NARSUM 85% complete, awaiting input letter from off base provider
3 Feb: Off base provider still has not sent input to med group psychiatrist, CIS not finished
5 Feb: CIS done, non-concurred and attached rebuttal MFR
14 Feb: Case sent to AFPC/DP2NP (fingers crossed)
20 Feb: Full MEB required/IDES timeline starts
 

MyNeckAndMyBack

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Update:

27 Sept 19: Initial DAWG Review, tabled till Oct 19
25 Oct 19: Second DAWG Review
5 Nov 19: Contacted Wg Surgeon General, informed DAWG recommended IRILO, Code 37 placed
14 Nov 19: PEBLO contacts, I'm on leave
27 Nov 19: Return to work, fill out/return patient intake form immediately; began drafting AF Form 1185 (CIS)
Dec 19: PEBLO tries (unsuccessfully) to get NARSUM appt scheduled w/ med group psychiatrist
8 Jan: PEBLO informs NARSUM meeting scheduled for 15 Jan, requests CIS from CC
9 Jan: Send CIS to CC
15 Jan: NARSUM appointment
16 Jan: CC non-concurs with draft CIS, informs he will write himself to support retention
~17 Jan: NARSUM 85% complete, awaiting input letter from off base provider
3 Feb: Off base provider still has not sent input to med group psychiatrist, CIS not finished
5 Feb: CIS done, non-concurred and attached rebuttal MFR + reference letter from personal relation
14 Feb: Case sent to AFPC/DP2NP (fingers crossed)
20 Feb: Full MEB required/IDES timeline starts
21 Feb: PEBLO Brief
24 Feb: Contacted OAC for mando IDES/LDES brief
25 Feb: Signed/submitted IDES election form, informed by PEBLO that MH records were requested from MH clinic on 20 Feb, no response from clinic


FYI: I am stationed at an army base and my PEBLO and the MDG handling my case is at an AF base south of me. The army MH clinic isn't very punctual with these things--especially with records requests--so my timeline may be a little skewed from what passes for the norm. YMMV.
 

MyNeckAndMyBack

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Registered Member
Update:

27 Sept 19: Initial DAWG Review, tabled till Oct 19
25 Oct 19: Second DAWG Review
5 Nov 19: Contacted Wg Surgeon General, informed DAWG recommended IRILO, Code 37 placed
14 Nov 19: PEBLO contacts, I'm on leave
27 Nov 19: Return to work, fill out/return patient intake form immediately; began drafting AF Form 1185 (CIS)
Dec 19: PEBLO tries (unsuccessfully) to get NARSUM appt scheduled w/ med group psychiatrist
8 Jan: PEBLO informs NARSUM meeting scheduled for 15 Jan, requests CIS from CC
9 Jan: Send CIS to CC
15 Jan: NARSUM appointment
16 Jan: CC non-concurs with draft CIS, informs he will write himself to support retention
~17 Jan: NARSUM 85% complete, awaiting input letter from off base provider
3 Feb: Off base provider still has not sent input to med group psychiatrist, CIS not finished
5 Feb: CIS done, non-concurred and attached rebuttal MFR + reference letter from personal relation
14 Feb: Case sent to AFPC/DP2NP (fingers crossed)
20 Feb: Full MEB required/IDES timeline starts
21 Feb: PEBLO Brief
24 Feb: Contacted OAC for mando IDES/LDES brief
25 Feb: Signed/submitted IDES election form, informed by PEBLO that MH records were requested from MH clinic on 20 Feb, no response from clinic
28 Feb: Retrieved/submitted hard copy medical records to PEBLO (records are from 2003-2010), PEBLO contacts VA MSC

Does anyone have any tips to prepare for the C&P exams? Should I be annotating my records for claims? I want to be prepared because I tend to lose track of things and fumble around in these kind of situations. TIA.
 
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