Air Force PEB
The Air Force Physical Evaluation Board- otherwise called the Air Force PEB- process begins with the members of the Informal Panel at JB Randolph-San Antonio conducting a paper review of your DOD/VA IDES MEB package, your Commander’s Letter and any other documents accompanying your package. When you receive the findings of the Informal Panel- known as the IPEB, then you will have to sign an Air Force Form 1180 letting the PEB know whether you disagree with the findings or accept them.
If you are found fit and believe that this is wrong, then we will work together to provide the PEB with a detailed argument showing why you are unfit and demand a formal hearing. Formal hearings- known as an FPEB- are not granted as a matter of course when you have been found fit. However, we will work together to show why a hearing is justified. Note- if you are found fit, your package will not be sent to the VA-DRAS rating activity for the assignment of a combined DOD/VA disability rating.
If you have been found unfit but wish to be found fit or have additional matters for adjudication- separate unfitting conditions or new medical evidence meriting a one-time VA reconsideration request- then we can request an FPEB before the Formal Panel at Joint Base Randolph-San Antonio.
Before the formal hearing, I always work with my clients to provide the FPEB with a written overview of what we are seeking as an outcome with the DOD system as well as any items to be addressed in a one-time VA reconsideration request. This brief is always accompanied by the evidence that supporting our contentions. This can have one of two results- either they grant us an on the record decision or tell us where the case is weak, so that we can backfill prior to the formal hearing. Either way, it is a no-risk strategy that is part of what we need to do to win your case.
At the formal hearing at JB Randolph-San Antonio, you and I will work together to present evidence, testimony and documents that support our case. If we need to appeal after that to the Secretary of the Air Force Personnel Council- known as the SAFPC. Its all included in my fee agreement- one price, no surprises .