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You seem very knowledgeable. I wanted to see if you could maybe answer a question for me. I got injured March of 2020 doing the deadline during a diagnostic ACFT. They never did imaging but I did do 4 months of physical therapy. After months of PT didn’t help I finally asked for the third time if they could do imaging. They did in Sept and found a wedge deformity with fragmentation and Schmorl nodes and I got sent for a MRI. It showed the “chronic” appearing wedge deformity, bulging disc with annular tear etc., and intervertebral discogenic disease. I tried a few other things that my PCM wanted and then was sent to pain management. The doctor there basically said my diagnosis was early age appropriate splondylosis. My PCM is discussing med board. If it’s considered age appropriate would I even get a DOD rating and do you think the wedge deformity went undetected due to them not doing images and now they are sweeping it under the rug?
Good morning,

I am a reservist who will reach 20 good years this June of 2021. I recently received a 100% permanent and total rating from the VA. I was planning on normal retirement, but now I’m considering a medical evaluation board. 1) will a Med board put my VA rating at risk?

* also when I informed my CDR my intent of going through a MED Board he said this would take too long and wants me to find another unit. This doesn’t sound right to me. Where can I get legal advice?

Respectfully,
Oscar
Good morning,

I am a reservist who will reach 20 good years this June of 2021. I recently received a 100% permanent and total rating from the VA. I was planning on normal retirement, but now I’m considering a medical evaluation board. 1) will a Med board put my VA rating at risk?

* also when I informed my CDR my intent of going through a MED Board he said this would take too long and wants me to find another unit. This doesn’t sound right to me. Where can I get legal advice?

Respectfully,
Oscar
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jobey
What is the benefits of choosing LDES if he has a VA P&T already? Can you elaborate please!
Guardguy11
Guardguy11
Speed is the primary benefit. If the VA has already stated what the disability rating is, you can speed up an MEB by several months by going LDES. This allows the service to state what they deem the unfitting condition to be and don't have to confer with the VA.
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jobey
Thanks for the inputs
Dear Sir,

I have a question on my case. May you give me an advice?

I have joined Army for a year and 3 months, and got out on August 2014 under medically separation on DD214. I have gone through MEB process under VARR and got 10% DOD and 100% VA on Combined Medical Symptoms since September 2014. However, at that moment, I was under medical treatment and got serious medical conditions, so I did not know that DOD rating is too far different from VA rating. The end of this year 2020, I have discovered that I could get other unfitting symptoms to my DOD rating based on VARR during MEB process.

Therefore, do I still have a chance to increase my DOD rating to get Medical Retirement?
Please, give me an advice or instruction. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Thai
Jason Perry
Jason Perry
Thai,

I do not give legal advice on this forum. I can only provide legal advice for clients. However, I can provide information based on what you have stated.

It sounds to me that you might have a path for seeking relief via administrative appeals.
I got permanent disability retirement at 30% it was raised from 10% back in 06. I have 100% from the VA, since 2012. Is there going to be back pay from the Navy? For changing from severance to retirement an going to 30%?
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RonG
I answered this once today not realizing it was in the profile section which is NOT for Q&A.
Check the forum section...your name and question will be shown.
Ron
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