I am a Wounded veteran Iraq. Is a med review board possible after an honorable discharge. I was in the national guard but title 10 active duty when injured in a mortar attack and LOD but was never afforded the opportunity of a med review. I was returned to duty the next day even though I was injured and later the VA found I had TBI, hearing loss and have developed asthma due to deployment and burn pit exposure.
Posted 6 y ago
What would you gain from a medical review board? If you got your honorable discharge and the VA has recognized your injuries as being service connected already, I personally do not see a medical review board being of any good use. Of course, I am not a benefits expert or anything like that so if there is some added benefits other Veterans like yourself can gain from the medical review process it would be great to know them.
Why would you go to a Medical Review board if you already have been discharged. Look up the purpose of a medical review board- I think you mean a Medical Evaluation Board (MEB). That is where they evaluate if you are fit for duty. You are already out so there is no need for determination. You need to submit your medical documents to the VA for compensation.
If you are already discharged you can go to VA hospital and get diagnosed by a medical professional, in regards to some TBI issues the medical profession can determine whether or not they are sve connected. It also helps to have witness statements that can connect it. Your medical discharge should prove a certain extent of disability. Also you could supply VA with demob medical documentation and LODs
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