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Still trying get my Retired Pay Grade corrected ! AHRC/DFAS NOT COMPLYING WITH 10 USC 1372 !
Anyone else having this issue?
Hey man, I was digging through some of the decade old stuff just now and am very impressed with the professional quality of your posts. I recently applied to the NDRB and was granted partial relief (OTH upgraded to General); however, the narrative reason remained misconduct. I petitioned in Feb of 2020 and received my decision last week.

While this is an incredible accomplishment, I feel as if reapplying for further relief is warranted. Hopefully you wouldn't mind to weigh in?

I served in USMC Infantry from 2008-2012 and deployed to Afghanistan twice. I sustained a TBI that is documented in my Admin Sep paperwork. I never received any negative counselings or page 11 entrys. I was discharged due to possession of spice. Nothing else or additional to that. Simple possession of spice. During the required screening (simple yes/no questionnaire performed by a Physician Assistant) for mitigating PTSD/TBI, I only answered yes to having headaches. At the time of my petition, I had been service connected by the VA for Combat PTSD at the 50% rate.



My argument was that the discharge was inequitable because drug seeking behavior is a symptom of PTSD in the DSM-IV under the avoidance category. Additionally, the no answers were actually also evidence of my PTSD because they are also avoidant symptoms. This, in addition to the VA rating, is evidence that I did have a condition that mitigated the misconduct.

The board gave their decision and stated that full relief is not warranted because they do not feel as if the severity of my symptoms completely mitigated the misconduct.

During the time that I was waiting for their decision, I was reevaluated by the VA and my service connected issues now are:
Combat PTSD 70%
Traumatic Brain Injury 40%
Migraine Headaches 50%
Ulcerative Colitis Secondary to PTSD 30%
Degenerative Lumbat Arthritis 20%
Tinnitus 10%
Left ear hearing loss 0%
Bilateral Bunions 0%

Considering all of the above do you think that I have a shot at making a compelling argument for full relief? I would think that this qualifies as new evidence that hasn't been previously considered.

I also found that the USMC updated their Admin Sep order to state that those being discharged while having PTSD/TBI are supposed to have a mental health evaluation done by a qualifying provider. I obviously did not have this done. Would this stand to offer any sort of credible argument for upgrade? Perhaps an actual Psychiatrist might have been able to spot the signs of PTSD in me better than a PA who asked a short yes/no questionnaire.

Thank you for your time.
Hey man, I was digging through some of the decade old stuff just now and am very impressed with the professional quality of your posts. I recently applied to the NDRB and was granted partial relief (OTH upgraded to General); however, the narrative reason remained misconduct. I petitioned in Feb of 2020 and received my decision last week.

While this is an incredible accomplishment, I feel as if reapplying for further relief is warranted. Hopefully you wouldn't mind to weigh in?

I served in USMC Infantry from 2008-2012 and deployed to Afghanistan twice. I sustained a TBI that is documented in my Admin Sep paperwork. I never received any negative counselings or page 11 entrys. I was discharged due to possession of spice. Nothing else or additional to that. Simple possession of spice. During the required screening (simple yes/no questionnaire performed by a Physician Assistant) for mitigating PTSD/TBI, I only answered yes to having headaches. At the time of my petition, I had been service connected by the VA for Combat PTSD at the 50% rate.

My argument was that the discharge was inequitable because drug seeking behavior is a symptom of PTSD in the DSM-IV under the avoidance category. Additionally, the no answers were actually also evidence of my PTSD because they are also avoidant symptoms. This, in addition to the VA rating, is evidence that I did have a condition that mitigated the misconduct.

The board gave their decision and stated that full relief is not warranted because they do not feel as if the severity of my symptoms completely mitigated the misconduct.

During the time that I was waiting for their decision, I was reevaluated by the VA and my service connected issues now are:
Combat PTSD 70%
Traumatic Brain Injury 40%
Migraine Headaches 50%
Ulcerative Colitis Secondary to PTSD 30%
Degenerative Lumbat Arthritis 20%
Tinnitus 10%
Left ear hearing loss 0%
Bilateral Bunions 0%

Considering all of the above do you think that I have a shot at making a compelling argument for full relief? I would think that this qualifies as new evidence that hasn't been previously considered.

I also found that the USMC updated their Admin Sep order to state that those being discharged while having PTSD/TBI are supposed to have a mental health evaluation done by a qualifying provider. I obviously did not have this done. Would this stand to offer any sort of credible argument for upgrade? Perhaps an actual Psychiatrist might have been able to spot the signs of PTSD in me better than a PA who asked a short yes/no questionnaire.

Thank you for your time.
New here, and have a difficult and unsettling situation. At the time in which I was returning, readjusting was difficult. Coming home I started the VA claims process, approved 40%, and shortly after my Guard unit notice some behaviors that were not typical of me. I made them aware of some issues I was having, and long story short I didn’t finish out my contract. Was devastating the whole way it panned out and in a drop of a hat brother hood went out the door.

I’ve been made aware that I now can go about correcting all that was done wrong. I am now at 100% PTSD, in better head space when this all occurred 2015.

I have all the documents, emails, private doctor visits, will get statements, evaluations, certifications, awards etc etc. Any good way about getting representation or advice?
I was wondering if you could post an update to your TDRL re-examination. I was put on a TDRL (Combat PTSD) last year and this Covid situation really put a wrench in those of us that had therapy in Active Duty. If not, then I respect your privacy. Best of luck.
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