A Guide To Obtaining a Medical Discharge From the United States Armed Forces

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When is a Servicemember Unfit to Continue Military Service

A. Provisions in the United States Code B. Purpose of Medical Discharge On Grounds Of Injury Or Illness C. The "Disability Evaluation System" (DES) Process

2

If You Are Injured Or Ill, How Should You File For Entry Into DES?

A. General Requirements B. Common Injuries and Illnesses Referred to DES C. Limitations On Entry Into DES D. Service-Specific Rules and Guidelines

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Once Entered, What Is the Process Of Obtaining Medical Discharge Through DES?

A. Overview B. Medical Evaluation Board C. Physical Evaluation Board

4

Can I Still Appeal The Determinations Of My Service Branch's Appellate Review Agency?

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A Guide to Obtaining a Medical Discharge From the United States Armed Forces

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