To wrap up the series, here is part 3:
M had his formal hearing before the PEB (Physical Evaluation Board) last month after his initial appeal was granted; new medical records were available after his initial findings from the PEB. He was formally given a 30% rating from the Army, making him eligible for medical retirement on the permanently disability retirement list (PDRL).
It was worth the almost two year fight in order for him to get medically retired. He has said that if he had been able to stay in, he would have. Physically, he can no longer do his job and it is something he had to deal with even though it was very heartbreaking for him.
We have begun the transition to retirees one step at a time. However, I will still post things within the military community and keep my blog “alive”. 😉
I will not be posting as much either as we are within our final move time frame and I need to finish packing.
If this series has been a resource to anyone, please drop me a line via e-mail or comments. I would love to hear from you.