Thinking that the medical board report is the final answer?! The medical board does not have cognizance to make a fitness determination or establish any rights to benefits. It simply states the member’s present state of health.
Fitness : Fit to continue Naval Service based on evidence which establishes member can reasonably perform duties of his/her office, grade, rank or rating. “Mere presence of a diagnosis is not synonymous with a disability.”
Not necessarily within their specialty or MOS/NEC
May not be Fit For Full Duty
Eligible for appropriate assignment
CAN YOU RESONABLY FULFILL YOUR EMPLOYMENT ON ACTIVE DUTY?
Members with medical waivers: - If no service aggravation is detected within 180 days, separate without the disability evaluation (Entry Level Sep) - If detected after 180 days, must enter DES process - If service aggravated must have a Med Board
To report upon the present state of health of any member of the armed forces and as an administrative board by which the convening authority or higher authority obtains a considered clinical opinion regarding the physical status of service personnel.
To produce documentation that serves as the source document for fitness and disability determinations by the PEB and for assignment and retention decisions by PERS-82 or MMSR-4.
1. The attending physician/convening authority believes that the service member is unfit for duty and not likely to become fit for duty within a reasonable amount of time. 2. When PERS-82 or MMSR-4 denies a period of limited duty that had been recommended by the medical board. 3. In the case of a reservist with a Notice of Eligibility, it is believed the service member will not become qualified within 12 week.
Missing medical board narrative with all appropriate addenda.
Dictation is more than 6 months old.
No line of duty investigation.
No non-medical assessment.
COMMON REASONS FOR
No notice of eligibility in case of inactive reservist. No 2807/2808 completed within 6 months of date of medical board. Medical board not addressed to president of PEB. (Automated cover sheet)
(i.e. updated medical info, FITREPS, lab results, etc.)
Boards are suspended for either 30 or 60 days, depending on the information requested.
Physical Evaluation Board Informal PEB (IPEB) Located in Washington, D.C. This informal board normally consists of: Marine Colonel Navy Captain Doctor-Navy Captain/CDR Case file normally stays 2 weeks with the board.
Accept the finding and waive his/her right to a Formal PEB. Service headquarters will establish retirement/discharge date within 2-3 weeks. (Navy members may select a date within 30 - 90 days of date they sign EOO). Member has 10 calendar days to make a decision for IDES program & 15 days Legacy program.
Accept the finding and submit a request to service headquarters to remain on active duty in a Permanent Limited Duty (PLD) status.
Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL) TDRL 18 months 36 months 5 years FIT UNFIT -SEPARATE -REENLIST -FLEET RESERVE -20% OR BELOW, SEPARATE WITH SEVERANCE PAY -30% PDRL (CONDITION STABLILIZED) -30% TDRL IF YOUR CONDITION IS UNSTABLE & PROCESS REPEATS PEB WILL REACH FINAL DECISION -FIT, SEPARATE, OR PDRL