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The End Draws Nigh

I received an unexpected but VERY welcome phone call today from a nurse/case manager at Army Reserve Health Readiness. Long story short, I now have a P3 profile, which means I can't run anymore, and must do the 2.5 mile walk for PT tests. This automatically raises the question, "Do you want to stay in the Army, or do you want a Medical Evaluation Board?"

"The MEB, please," I said.

The reason is this. If I argue at the MEB that all my injuries and my COPD are service-related (which they are), I can be medically *retired* rather than just medically discharged. A medical retirement means I keep all my military benefits until I die. I also get to take all that paperwork to the V.A. and say, "Give my my pension."

So it's official. I am too broken to be in the Army. My Annual Training next month will be my last hurrah. I'll go to drill except for when I don't want to.

Get me out of this.

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gorski
Apr. 15th, 2016 03:30 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't think you'll take it wrong when I say congratulations on being too broken to be in the Army...!
garpu
Apr. 15th, 2016 04:28 pm (UTC)
Are they good about actually giving people medical retirements, or do they try to screw you out of benefits? Anything the peanut gallery can do to help?
selenite
Apr. 15th, 2016 05:20 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the board!
shadowcell
Apr. 15th, 2016 08:09 pm (UTC)
congratulations on your context-specific brokenness C:
desert_vixen
Apr. 15th, 2016 09:11 pm (UTC)
Good luck on the medical retirement process!

Was thinking about you today - time for the twice-yearly "not a fat girl but I play one in the Army".
kwokj
Apr. 16th, 2016 04:02 am (UTC)
Good luck with the board!

Whatever happened with your (maybe) psoas pain?
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