The Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR) provides veterans who were medically separated from military service between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2009, with a new chance to have their disability ratings reviewed for fairness, consistency and accuracy.

Unfortunately, many who were discharged with “low-balled” disability ratings haven’t heard of the PDBR or haven’t applied for a review.

So far, only 2,700 have applied…a tiny fraction of the 75,000 troops medically separated during the eligibility period.

To be eligible, a veteran must have been medically separated between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2009 with a combined disability rating of 20 percent or less, and must not have been found eligible for retirement.

Former reserve members with fewer than 20 years of active duty service and who meet the criteria listed above can also apply.

If you know a veteran who could qualify for this important review please pass this information on to them.

For more information, visit the PDBR website.