DoD Disability Evaluation System
Information about review boards, being found fit for duty and how decisions about medical conditions and disability are made across the military services.
2008 Wounded, Ill & Injured Compensation & Benefits Handbook - Handbook that helps service members who are wounded, ill or injured, as well as the family members who are taking care of them, navigate through the military and veteran disability, evaluation, compensation and benefits programs that are designed to help them.
Air Force Instruction 36-2910 - Line of Duty (Misconduct) Determination - Governs Line of Duty (LOD) determination for Air Force personnel. LOD determinations impact eligibility for disability retirement/severance pay and other benefits.
Air Force Instruction 36-3209 - Separation & Retirement Procedures for Air National Guard & Air Force Reserve Members - Establishes procedures for administrative separation or discharge of Air National Guard (ANG) and Air Force Reserve members.
Air Force Instruction 36-3212 - Physical Evaluation for Retention,Retirement & Separation - Describes how to retire or discharge Air Force members who are unfit to do their military duties because of physical disability and outlines procedures for examining and discharging or retiring members from the temporary disability retired list (TDRL).
Air Force Instruction 48-123, Volume 4 - Medical Examinations & Standards, Special Standards & Requirements - Establishes medical standards for Air Force examinations and prescribes procedures for retiring, discharging or retaining members who, because of physical disability, are unfit to perform their duties.
Army Regulation 40-400 - Patient Administration - Prescribes policies and mandated tasks governing the management and administration of patients, including physical disability processing.
Army Regulation 40-501 - Standards of Medical Fitness - Provides information on medical fitness standards for induction, enlistment, appointment, retention and related policies and procedures.
Army Regulation 600-60 - Physical Performance Evaluation System - Provides information on the physical performance evaluation system, which evaluates whether soldiers can perform satisfactorily in their primary occupational specialty in a worldwide field environment.
Army Regulation 635-40 - Physical Evaluation for Retention, Retirement or Separation - Governs the evaluation for physical fitness of soldiers who may be unfit to perform military duties because of physical disability.
Disability Evaluation System Guide for Service Officers - Offered by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to provide information for service officers about the military services' processes for handling medical evaluation boards and physical evaluation boards.
DoD & VA - Preliminary Observations - Describes highlights from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) study of the DoD/VA Physical Disability Evaluation System Pilot project. Examines the major differences between the current and piloted military disability evaluation processes.
DoD Directive 1332.18 - Separation or Retirement for Physical Disability - Defines and authorizes the Disability Evaluation System (DES).
DoD Instruction 1332.39 - Application of the Veterans Administration Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) - Implements policy, assigns responsibilities and prescribes procedures for rating disabilities of service members determined to be physically unfit and who are eligible for disability separation or retirement.
DoD/VA Disability Evaluation System (DES) Pilot Process - Provides legal counsel to assist soldiers throughout the DoD/VA DES Pilot process at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda and Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base.
Handbook for Injured Service Members & Their Families - Handbook published by the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund that outlines benefits, rights and resources available to service members and their families to help with financial, medical, educational, employment, legal and other needs.
Legal Services During the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) & Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) Processes - Legal counsel, information and advocacy for Army soldiers during the MEB and PEB processes.
MyArmyBenefits - Wounded Warrior Disability Income Calculator - Personalized disability income calculator estimates the disability-related income due to combat and combat-related injuries. Requires valid Wounded Warrior-provided passcode and active Army Knowledge Online (AKO) account.
Physical Evaluation Board Forum - Provides information on all phases of the disability evaluation system (DES), including the medical evaluation board (MEB), the physical evaluation board (PEB), physical disability review board, board for correction of military records and more.
Reserve Components Teaching Tool - Provides information on transitional medical benefits, the incapacitation pay program, active duty medical extension (ADME), medical retention procession (MRP) and the community based health care initiative (CBHCI) for Army Reservists and National Guardsmen.