IS THE MEB, ANYWAY?
A: Commonly confused acronyms are MEB, PEB, and MMRB. This page helps explain the difference and provides access to Army Regulations that govern the processes.
More definitions of commonly used and confused terms.
Q: WHO KNEW?
A: In April, 2006, The GAO published, to the Internet a report titled:
MILITARY DISABILITY SYSTEM
Improved Oversight Needed to Ensure Consistent and Timely Outcomes for Reserve and Active Duty Service Members
(The title speaks for itself)
BUT THIS HAS BEEN A WELL-KNOWN PROBLEM SINCE LONG BEFORE THAT REPORT WAS CONCEIVED!!
is there to help the troops?
A: Not many people. The Hero Handbook is definitely a start in the right direction. New groups are forming regularly as these issues become more popular. Military Spouses for Change (MSC) recognizes the affect of these problems on the whole Military Family. My blog has many links to other groups that help troops transition from Active Duty to Veteran status. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) are both good organizations for troops to reference as they transition. For other Veterans advocacy groups see helpful links on my blog.
SHOW ME THE MONEY:
I created an Excel XLSX file and XLSM file [Earlier versions of Excel] that helps calculate the disability compensation soldiers can receive. It also includes a Pay Scale to assist in calculations.
It is very difficult to quantify pain and limitations due to injuries. The Military doesn't often refer troops for Functional Assessments to determine what limitations that troop has. Functional Assessments can help determine a more fair disability rating for a troop as they leave the service. Using only pain frequency and severity does not accurately describe the overall limitations an injured soldier has.
I created a matrix for ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING for troops to use in order to better describe the effects of their injuries.
Wounded Soldier and Family Support Hotline [Flyer]
Policy Guidance for Deployment-Limiting Psychiatric Conditions and Medications
Re-engineering Systems of the Primary Care Treatment (of Depression and PTSD) in the Military - RESPECT-MIL
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