Disability Evaluation System Counsel Program
Injured servicemembers who need time to recover can be placed in a "limited duty" status by their medical provider. If the condition does not improve after twelve months, the provider must place a referral to a medical evaluation board.
Servicemembers have the right to consult with an attorney. Our disability attorneys can assist servicemembers throughout the integrated disability evaluation system (IDES)/medical evaluation board (MEB) process. Specifically, we can provide the following services:
- IDES/MEB process explanation
- Case assessment and document review
- Requests for medical treatment/documentation
- Non-Medical Assessment (NMA) review
- Assistance with rebuttal statements, personal statements, and requests for clarification
- Impartial Medical Review (IMR) requests
- VA reconsideration petitions
- Formal Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) hearing preparation and coordination with detailed Formal PEB attorney
- Coordination with other agencies/organizations to secure benefits
- Outreach to area personnel and commands regarding IDES/MEB matters
Servicemembers should consult with a disability attorney before making any decision or signing any document.
All others should contact their closest disability attorney using the contacts below.
Navy and Marine Corps Reserves Disability Attorney Assistance
An appointment can be made by calling Mrs. Annessa Clark at (202) 815-1508 for a consultation.