Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR)

The DoD established the PDBR to reassess the accuracy and fairness of disability ratings of Service members who were medically separated between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2009, with a disability rating of 20 percent or less. The board examines each applicant’s medical separation and ratings, and makes a recommendation to the Secretary of the Service from which the Veteran was discharged. The board cannot lower a disability rating and any change to the rating is effective on the date of final decision by the Service Secretary.

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