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Tag Archives: Air Force PEB Appeals

Persuasively Using PEB-directed Rating Returns in Navy and Air Force Cases

Lately, the VA Rating Activity staff in Providence, Rhode Island, have been combining potentially unfitting conditions rated by analogy with referred conditions found in the VASRD.  This approach is typically not to the benefit of  Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force members.   For example, VA Rating Activity personnel have recently combined ratings for little-known autoimmune […]

How to File an Effective SAFPC Appeal after a USAF Formal Hearing

A little over a month ago, the Air Force restored the SAFPC appeal process- a post-hearing appeal right it suspended during the height of the pandemic. The SAFPC appeal process involves a written appeal supplemented with medical and nonmedical evidence that seeks to overturn an adverse decision by the Formal PEB (“FPEB”).   There are two […]

How to Effectively Use Civilian Providers for USAF TDRL Review Exams

Air Force personnel- Active Duty, Guardsmen, and Reservists have three options for completing their TDRL review exams. First, you may choose to be evaluated at a Military Treatment Facility. Or,  you can submit medical documents for review from your civilian or VA provider. Finally, you can request that your civilian or VA provider conduct your TDRL […]

Unique Way to Increase Rating for Rheumatoid Arthritis in PEB & VA Cases

In a recent case, my client had received a 40% disability rating for Rheumatoid Arthritis (“RA”) under the VA Code 5002.  While this was a good initial rating, it did not reflect the real impact of this disease upon him.  Sadly, he didn’t have the significant weight loss, anemia or severe incapacitating episodes 4 or […]


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