Congress ordered that the PDBR (Physical Disability Board of Review) established as part of the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act after a mountain of evidence surfaced that service branches had been low-balling disability ratings given to thousands of service members medically separated over a nine-year period through recent wars. The PDBR began accepting applications in January 2009. So far only 19,000 veterans have applied from pool of 71,000 known to be eligible for at least a disability rating review. All of them were medically-discharged with disability ratings of 20 percent or less sometime during the qualifying period. Read more here: http://www.military.com/militaryadvantage/2018/04/26/many-medically-discharged-vets-missing-out-rating-upgrade.html?utm_content=social-25uji&utm_medium=social&utm_source=SocialMedia&utm_campaign=SocialPilot
Article by Tom Philpott
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