Separated vets can apply for review

Published 11:28 am Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR) provides veterans who were medically separated from military service between Sept. 11, 2001 and Dec. 31, 2009, with a new chance to have their disability ratings reviewed for fairness, consistency and accuracy.
So far, only 2,700 have applied, a tiny fraction of the 75,000 troops medically separated during the eligibility period.
To be eligible, a veteran must have been medically separated between Sept. 11, 2001 and Dec. 31, 2009 with a combined disability rating of 20 percent or less, and must not have been found eligible for retirement.
Former reserve members with fewer than 20 years of active duty service and who meet the criteria listed above can also apply.
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– article submitted by Wm. H. McClure

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