PDBR decision and timeline.

Rater81

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After reading these post, I understand it takes alot of time before we receive payments. I did call the number to attend the SBP meeting, even though I do not have nor had dependents.
You just submitted your packet in May of 2019? And you were retired already?
 

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First I’d like to congratulate you on the good news! Now I’d like to complain that I’m still waiting on the Army to make a decision. My docket # is PD-2017-03742. I received an email in June that they had sent it to DDA for sign off. Anyone else experience this? Is there still a site showing dockets and their outcomes? Thanks and good luck to everyone else.
 

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First I’d like to congratulate you on the good news! Now I’d like to complain that I’m still waiting on the Army to make a decision. My docket # is PD-2017-03742. I received an email in June that they had sent it to DDA for sign off. Anyone else experience this? Is there still a site showing dockets and their outcomes? Thanks and good luck to everyone else.
Thank you! Welcome to the forum! There is a point of Contact for the Army named Mr. Al. The DDA is some acronym like Direct Decisional Authority, in your case the Secretary of the Army. The website showing results, "the reading room?AF Boards " page has been down for months. Best of luck!
 

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First I’d like to congratulate you on the good news! Now I’d like to complain that I’m still waiting on the Army to make a decision. My docket # is PD-2017-03742. I received an email in June that they had sent it to DDA for sign off. Anyone else experience this? Is there still a site showing dockets and their outcomes? Thanks and good luck to everyone else.
I found Mr. Al for the Army, his contact info in another thread is quoted below. I believe he is the point of contact at the Army. It is my understanding from reading others, it goes to him at some point when it is forwarded to the Army by the PDBR. Good Luck!!!!
pbart77 said:
So I got good news yesterday, I called Al from Army HRC 1-877-577-3065 and he had my file on his desk. He needed a copy of my original orders, and the member-4 copy of my DD-214... because he was processing my 30% retirement... I am trying to hold the celebrations until I have it in writing, but I am encouraged. Funny thing is he stated that they have 120 days to respond, and that they were getting it done early... I assume he is correct, but I thought it was 45 days to decide, plus 10 days to notify...
 

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Update in bold

May 2017-Submitted to PDBR
July-2017-Entered Records Collection Phase assigned docket number
April 4th 2019-Entered PDBR Adjudication
June 17th 2019-Date PDBR signed recommendation
June 25th 2019-Informed it was sent to PDBR final processing following Adjudication
July 22nd 2019-Informed recommendation has been forwarded to the Navy.
August 7th 2019-Informed by the Navy they had received the recommendation from the PDBR.
October 30th 2019-Assistant Secretary of the Navy signs letter approving retirement (four other names on the cover letter, 3 approved retirement and 1 was increased to 20%)
November 6th 2019-Director, Secretary of the Navy CORB letter informing me retirement approved
November 15th 2019-Navy emails me letters of approval and PDBR packet
December 23rd 2019-Received an email from Navy Disability Retirements in Millington, with forms for Retirement Pay elections and SBP to be filled out and returned.
January 7th, 2020 Submitted forms to Navy Disability Retirements in Millington (DD From 2256, and W-4)
02/18/2020-Received a letter from Millington (dated 01/31/20) with instructions to report to nearest ID card facility and then enroll in Tricare. (One point of note, milconnect does not show retired. The letter explains that will be updated once I go to get ID cards.)

Plan on going Friday to get ID cards, and enroll in tricare. The letter also explains if nothing received from DFAS in 90 days, call a number. Still guessing June/July at the earliest.

John
 

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In line to get deers updated and ID cards. Glad I left the wife and three year old home. CROWDED. One thing that helped me was I literally brought all passports social security cards birth certificates marriage license and all.
 

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Do you have contact info at all for Marines? 3-10-2020 would be 120 days
Welcome to the Forum! Ms. Ann Jones is the Navy POC for the PDBR. [email protected] is her email. She gets the packages once they leave the PDBR for the Navy and Marines. I would email her if you know the PDBR has forwarded it to the Navy. I never called her, so I do not know her number. Best of luck!!
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Good morning. Just wanted to update my timeline for those wondering. I am still waiting on DFAS. I spoke with them three weeks ago, and they said to call back this week. So, this week, I called back. They have all of the paper work they need (since February) to complete my audit and create my account. They sent it to a supervisor for escalation, not even sure what that means. They advised I call back in two weeks. So, I still wait. No worries, it takes the time it takes. I just wanted to offer a real timeline, as opposed to the 30 days stated by the paperwork I received from the Navy. Stay healthy and safe.

John
 

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Good morning. Just wanted to update my timeline for those wondering. I am still waiting on DFAS. I spoke with them three weeks ago, and they said to call back this week. So, this week, I called back. They have all of the paper work they need (since February) to complete my audit and create my account. They sent it to a supervisor for escalation, not even sure what that means. They advised I call back in two weeks. So, I still wait. No worries, it takes the time it takes. I just wanted to offer a real timeline, as opposed to the 30 days stated by the paperwork I received from the Navy. Stay healthy and safe.

John
Hello John,

Although most of my former military peers who worked for DFAS have retired, I heard from one yesterday who said many of the employees are working from home.
Whether that affects how quickly certain documents are processed remains to be seen.

Good luck and thank you for your continuing assistance to other veterans.

Ron
 

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Hello John,

Although most of my former military peers who worked for DFAS have retired, I heard from one yesterday who said many of the employees are working from home.
Whether that affects how quickly certain documents are processed remains to be seen.

Good luck and thank you for your continuing assistance to other veterans.

Ron
Thanks Ron! Hope you are safe and healthy!

John
 

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Update to my timeline. Received two RAS's from DFAS yesterday. One dated June 1st showing my monthly retirement amount, minus SBP which I did not elect. The second one dated June 2nd showing no SBP. They said this is normal for non SBP election, so no need to freak out when you see the first one. I spoke with DFAS because there is no mention of retro pay. They stated that is still working, and could issue payment as soon as Friday or next week. I will keep you posted. Just wanted to keep the timeline updated. I found that helpful when others did it during the wait. Hang in there, stay blessed, safe, and healthy.

John
 

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Last night I received a letter from DFAS with a temporary pass code and instructions on setting up a mypay account. I also received another RAS showing my Navy retirement pay reduced by my VA PA. So for sake of discussion, my Navy retirement pay is $1000, my VA pay is $500. I will only receive a total compensation of $1000, $500 from the VA (non taxable) and $500 from the Navy. Exactly as Ron describes. In all of the craziness, it is nice when things go as described.
 

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Excellent report that should be helpful to others.

Ron
 
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