IDES Toolkit


The IDES has four phases: Medical Evaluation Board (MEB), Physical Evaluation Board (PEB), Transition, and VA Disability Compensation Benefits Phase totaling 295 days. Following an injury or illness, an appropriate period of time (typically 12 months) is allotted to each Marine to receive treatment and hopefully, to rehabilitate and recover. Those who are unable to return to full duty are referred to IDES.

Formal Board Logistics




Physical Disability Board of Review

PDBR DD Form 294

VA Consent Form Accompanies the DD Form 294

VA Consent Form 3288 

Board for Correction of Naval Records

BCNR DD Form 149 

Medical Information Release Form

Standard Form 180

Combat Related Special Compensation

CRSC DD Form 2860 

Survivor Benefit Plan

DD Form 2656

Naval Discharge Review Board

NDRB Form DD293