Dec 25, 2011 - 2:14 am
Due to the cancer that I have(had), I have recieved the following recommendation from the MEB folks. They have recommended that I be placed on the Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL) list with a compensable percentage of 100%. One of the questions that I have is in the informational paper work that was provided to me, it states that if a member is placed on TDRL, you will recieve at least 50% but not more than 75% of his or her retired pay. So does this mean that even though I have been rated at 100%, that I will actually only recieve the maximum of 75%?
Also, since the information on this decision from the medical board was based on medical information that was 5 months old, I am now at 100% in cancer remission according to my most recent medical records. Should I try to reengage my MEB issue to get it to be more current and therefore maybe returning me back to duty, instead of dealing with the MEB bureaucracy. I am active duty Air Force and have been in past 20 years. My preference would be to just try to retire with out this MEB hanging over my head.
Thanks for any feedback on this issue.