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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Where to Find Navy CORB Policy Guidance

If you are currently enrolled in the PEB process or are petitioning one of the various personnel boards administered by the Navy Council of Review Boards, I have provided you with the direct link below to their current policy memoranda so that you will be able to readily familiarize yourself with any policies governing your […]

SECNAVINST 1770.5- New Instruction for LOD Benefits for Naval and Marine Reservists

On August 29, 2018, the Secretary of the Navy issued a new instruction regarding the management and disposition of LOD Benefits for Naval and Marine Reservists that is available for download by clicking this link: SECNAV 1770.5 LOD for reservists.  I have not yet had the chance to review it in detail but will comment […]

Document Migraines Now, Avoid Headaches Later

If you suffer from migraines on a regular basis and believe that these headaches render you Unfit, here is how we will establish this fact for the PEB and the VA Rating Activity.  First, you must be prescribed both abortive and prophylaxis medications by a neurologist who has diagnosed you with migraine headaches- being diagnosed […]

How to Handle a Bad IDES C& P Exam

Within two weeks of finishing your VA C&P exams for your DOD IDES case, please request a copy of your exam reports from your PEBLO. If you find inaccuracies or misstatements in the exam, we can address these problems in one of three different ways.  First, by sending an e-mail documenting these shortcomings to the […]

Never Decline a Range of Motion Exam

I cringe every time that a client tells me that a VA C&P examining physician said that it would not be necessary to perform a range of motion assessment on his or her spine or joints because the veteran or service member “… was in too much pain.”  Let me be frank with you- declining […]


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