To ensure equitable application of the provisions of the Title 10, United States Code, Chapter 61, which relate to the separation or retirement of military personnel by reason of physical disability.
The Coast Guard is required by Congress to maintain a disability evaluation system. The objectives of the system are to:
Referral into the PDES:
A Coast Guard member is referred into the PDES by an authorized convening authority with a recommendation as to whether the member is medically fit for the duties of his or her officer, grade, rank or rating.
Standard of Unfitness Because of Physical Disability:
The mere presence of medical impairment does not in and of itself justify a finding of unfitness. In each case, it is necessary to compare the nature and degree of physical disability present with requirement of the duties the Coast Guard member may be reasonably expected to perform because of office grade, rank or rating.
Formal Physical Evaluation Board (FPEB) Flowchart
Informal Physical Evaluation Board (IPEB) Flowchart
CG PERSONNEL SERVICE CENTER
COAST GUARD STOP 7200
2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE
WASHINGTON DC 20593-7200
Branch Chief: CDR John Noto, 202-795-6624
Disability Evaluation System Chief: LT, 202-795-6628
Medical Admin Officer: CWO Macie Lowe, 202-795-6633
Admin Officer: CWO Sara Birdwell, 202-795-6645
TDRL Coordinator: Ms. Lisa Rogers, 202-320-9934
PDES Coordinator: HSC Marvin Ainsworth, 202-795-6482
INFOVIEW (previously Law Manager):
CRSC Coordinator: HS1 Kimberly Muntzinger, 202-795-6484
IPEB Coordinator: HS1 Nathan J. Ksiezopolski, 202-795-6482
FPEB Coordinator: HSC Marvin Ainsworth, 202-795-6482
Ombudsman: Ms. Sabrina Isaac, 202-227-8200
Medical Review Section and Waivers: CAPT Luis Rondon, 202-795-6652
HS1 Nathan Ksiezopolski , 202-795-6484
EPM-1 Career Retentions (ALL)
CIV Sidney Eagerton
YN3 Andrea Daise
CWO Claricia Gautier
LCDR Arthur Mahar
YN3 Adolfo Jimenez
CWO Kristen P. Gonzalez
R 31 Jan 2017UNCLAS //N06120//ALCGPSC /17SUBJ: NEW PSC-PSD-DE SHARED MAILBOX FOR ELECTRONIC MEDICAL BOARD SUBMISSIONA. Physical Disability Evaluation System (PDES), COMDTINST M1850.2 (SERIES)
1. This ALCGPSC announces the launch of the CG-PSC-PSD-MED shared mailbox HQS-SMB-CGPSC-PSD-MEB@uscg.mil.2. Electronic submission of MEBs is not yet required, but clinics are encouraged to begin electronic submission in anticipation of the upcoming change in process requirements.3. File order for electronically submitted MEBs is identical to the paper submission version outlined in the CG-PSC-PSD-de MEB checklist.4. Larger files should be divided into multiple documents or compressed.5. Only CG encrypted and password protected e-mail is authorized for exchange of documents via this address.6. CG-PSC-PSD-MED will provide acknowledgement of receipt within 7 business days.7. POCs: HS1 Megan A. Ludacka at 202-795-6482 or HSC Vinkel Valentin at 202-795-6631.8. Released by: RDML M. T. Bell, Jr., Commander, Personnel Service Center. The Service Center is for Our Most Important Resource - Our People.9. Internet release authorized.BT
Instructions for Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC)
Coast Guard Authorization Act
Concurrent Receipt Programs
Application for Combat Related Special Compensation
Please mail CRSC Applications to:
Personnel Service Center
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. AVE SE
Washington, DC 20593-7200
For any questions concerning your CRSC application, please contact
CRSC Coordinator: ARL-SMB-CGPSC-PSD-CRSC
COMDTINST M6000.1F (Medical Manual), Chapter 3. A. Page 11-12
8. Waiver of Physical Standards.
a. Definition of Waiver. A waiver is an authorization to retain the member when an individual does not meet the physical standards prescribed for the purpose of the examination.
(1) Normally, a waiver will be granted when it is reasonably expected that the individual will remain fit for duty and the waiver is in the best interests of the CG. A service member will not be granted a waiver for a physical disability determined to be not fit for duty by a physical evaluation board approved by the Commandant. In these cases, the provisions for retention on active duty contained in the Physical Disability Evaluation System, COMDTINST M1850.2 (series) and the Military Separations, COMDTINST M1000.4 (series) apply.
(2) If a member is under consideration by the physical disability evaluation system, no medical waiver request shall be submitted for physical defects or conditions described in the medical board. All waiver requests received for conditions described in the medical board will be returned to the member's unit without action.
(3) A waiver of a physical standard is not required in a case where a Service Member's ability to perform on duty has been reviewed through the physical disability evaluation system and the approved finding of the Commandant is fit for duty.
b. Authority for Waivers. Commander PSC-epm (enlisted), PSC-opm (officers), PSC-rpm (reserve), and CGRC (enlisted accessions) have the sole authority to grant waivers. The decision to authorize a waiver is based on many factors, including the recommendations of the Chief, Office of Health Services, Commandant (CG-112); the best interest of the Service; and the individual's training, experience, and duty performance. Waivers are not normally authorized but shall be reviewed by Commander (PSC) or CGRC for the following:
(1) Original enlistment in the regular CG of personnel without prior military service (CGRC).
(2) Appointment as a Cadet at the CG Academy (PSC). Training in any aviation or diving category specialty (PSC).
c. Types of Waivers. A waiver can be terminated if there is appropriate medical justification.
(1) Temporary. A temporary waiver may be authorized when a physical defect or condition is not stabilized and may either progressively increase or decrease in severity. These waivers are authorized for a specific period of time and require medical reevaluation prior to being extended.
(2) Permanent. A permanent waiver may be authorized when a defect or condition is not normally subject to change or progressive deterioration, and it has been clearly demonstrated that the condition does not impair the individual's ability to perform general duty, or the requirements of a particular specialty, grade, or rate.
Procedures for Recommending Waivers.
Medical Officer. A Medical Officer who considers a defect disqualifying by the standards, but not a disability for the purpose for which the physical examination is required, shall:
Enter a detailed description of the defect in Item 77 of the Report of Medical Examination, Form DD-2808.
Indicate that either a temporary or permanent waiver is recommended.
Command/Unit Level. When the command receives a Report of Medical Examination, Form DD-2808 indicating that an individual is not physically qualified, the command shall inform the individual that he/she is not physically qualified. The individual shall inform the command via letter of his/her intentions to pursue a waiver. The Medical Officer is required to give a recommendation on whether the waiver is appropriate and if the individual may perform his/her duties with this physical defect. This recommendation shall be completed on a Medical Record, Form
SF-507. A cover letter stating the command's opinion as to the appropriateness of a waiver, the individual's previous performance of duty, special skills, and any other pertinent information, shall accompany the Medical Officers report. The waiver request package shall be forwarded directly from the member's unit to Commander PSC-epm or opm, or Commandant (PSC-rpm) as appropriate.
Command Action on Receipt of a Waiver Authorization. A command receiving authorization from the Commander PSC-epm/opm/rpm for the waiver of a physical standard shall carefully review the information provided to determine any duty limitation imposed and specific instructions for future medical evaluations. Unless otherwise indicated in the authorization, a waiver applies only to the specific category or purpose for which the physical examination is required. A copy of the waiver authorization shall be retained in both the service and health records for the period for which the waiver is authorized. Copies of future Report of Medical Examination, Form DD-2808 for the same purpose shall be endorsed to indicate a waiver is or was in effect.