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Jsnyder81

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Good afternoon,

Here is my timeline for the IDES process with 2 referred conditions. I started almost exactly when everything shut down for COVID and it seemed for awhile my case was always at the bottom of the pile because I have seen dozens of servicemembers pass me both on here and at my command. (Some started months to a year after me). Anyway here we go:

Referred for MH
Addendum to add chronic LBP


MEB Initiated ------------------- APR 2020
Met with PEBLO ---------------- MAY 2020
NMA complete ------------------ MAY 2020
Addendum to add LBP -------- JUN 2020
NARSUM complete ------------- JUL 2020
QTC Appts Scheduled --------- NOV 2020
QTC Appts Complete ---------- FEB 2021
Ebenefits case closed --------- FEB 2021
Signed NARSUM and
sent paperwork ---------------- APR 2021
Called VA (8 times) to
get proposed ratings ---------- MAY 2021
Awaiting PEB results ----------

Currently over 3 months (15 weeks) since my paperwork was sent to PEB. I reach out to my PEBLO monthly and simply get told to call next month. It has been a struggle to see so many servicemember's timelines shorter than mine but I try to remember that each case is specific to the person and have been staying as positive as possible.

I cannot say how much I appreciate the support and advice from this forum and I am happy to answer any questions, too.
 

Apd244

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Wait, we're you able to actually see your proposed ratings from the VA???
 

ALD

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Good afternoon,

Here is my timeline for the IDES process with 2 referred conditions. I started almost exactly when everything shut down for COVID and it seemed for awhile my case was always at the bottom of the pile because I have seen dozens of servicemembers pass me both on here and at my command. (Some started months to a year after me). Anyway here we go:

Referred for MH
Addendum to add chronic LBP


MEB Initiated ------------------- APR 2020
Met with PEBLO ---------------- MAY 2020
NMA complete ------------------ MAY 2020
Addendum to add LBP -------- JUN 2020
NARSUM complete ------------- JUL 2020
QTC Appts Scheduled --------- NOV 2020
QTC Appts Complete ---------- FEB 2021
Ebenefits case closed --------- FEB 2021
Signed NARSUM and
sent paperwork ---------------- APR 2021
Called VA (8 times) to
get proposed ratings ---------- MAY 2021
Awaiting PEB results ----------

Currently over 3 months (15 weeks) since my paperwork was sent to PEB. I reach out to my PEBLO monthly and simply get told to call next month. It has been a struggle to see so many servicemember's timelines shorter than mine but I try to remember that each case is specific to the person and have been staying as positive as possible.

I cannot say how much I appreciate the support and advice from this forum and I am happy to answer any questions, too.


I’m right there with you. We have similar timelines. It is very frustrating but let’s hope we hear something this week! Hang in there.
 

Jsnyder81

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Wait, we're you able to actually see your proposed ratings from the VA???
If you are going through the IDES process, the proposed ratings are sent to your PEBLO. I know some PEBLOs tell the servicemembers, but I'm pretty sure they are not required to. You are able to call the VA and ask to have them if your eBenefits case has been closed. Again they are not required to give them to you and may tell you to ask your PEBLO. You have to get the right person to answer the phone.
 

Badger1973

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I’m right there with you. We have similar timelines. It is very frustrating but let’s hope we hear something this week! Hang in there.
I am right there with you as well. I was just able to access my IDES timeline and this forum has been more helpful in the past couple days than anyone I have tried to get a consolidated timeline in the past year. I guess it is just part of this process. Good luck to everyone!
 

POG

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This is 19 weeks for me also... my PEBLO is on leave and comes back tomorrow. I'm really hoping to hear something
PEBLOs will really tell you not to take leave in case they need you to sign something but then will go on leave for weeks. I hope you get a positive response soon. Are there no other PEBLOs in the office that can give you information?
 

Apd244

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My IDES attorney had told me that they are down to 2 medical review officers when they used to have 5. Not sure if its a manning issue or a COVID issue. They went from processing 50-60 cases a week to about 20. smh. Hopefully you find out soon!
 
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POG

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My IDES attorney had told me that they are down to 2 medical review officers when they used to have 5. Not sure if its a manning issue or a COVID issue. They went from processing 50-60 cases a week to about 20. smh. Hopefully you find out soon!
From what I was told by a friend close to the PEB, they also went from 8 reviewers to 3 so that's another manning shortfall.
 
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