Approximately 70,000 veterans who were given a medical separation between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2009 have the chance to have their separations reviewed and possibly changed to a medical retirement. The review process is being conducted by the Physical Disability Board of Review which will examine each applicant’s medical separation and will, based on their findings, make a recommendation to the respective Service Secretary. Although there is no guarantee that applicants will become retirement eligible, there is no risk of veterans losing their existing benefits. To be eligible veterans must have been medically separated with a combined disability rating of 20 percent or less, and originally not found eligible for retirement. Visit the PDBR website to learn more and begin the application process.
Please pass this along to any veterans you know who may qualify for the PDBR.