If you can answer that question with a “yes,” then you may be eligible to apply to the Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR) to have your disability rating reviewed, potentially increased, and your separation re-characterized as a disability retirement resulting in valuable benefits to you and your family.
On January 28, 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law the Dignified Treatment of Wounded Warriors Act of 2008. Among other provisions, the Act established the PDBR to provide medically separated Veterans with the opportunity to have their Department of Defense (DoD) disability ratings reviewed to ensure fairness and accuracy.
You are eligible to apply for PDBR review if you were:
If you apply to the PDBR and your separation is re-characterized to a disability retirement, the potential benefits are significant –
Approximately 77,000 Veterans are eligible to apply to the PDBR. As of March 2014 less than 10% of the eligible population of Veterans have applied. If you believe you may be eligible, what are you waiting for? Give Military Justice Attorneys a call, and let us help you obtain all potential benefits to which you may be entitled!