Medical Separation Versus Med Board
Leaving the military is a difficult process. 83% of service members leave before retirement. As a result, many will undergo the medical separation process. In this blog post, we will discuss the differences between separation and retirement.
What Is A Medical Separation?
A medical separation is when a service member separates from the military due to a medical condition or illness. However, the service member must meet certain criteria. They must have a diagnosed condition that prevents them from performing their duties. However, separation does not come with lifetime benefits.
There are two main types of medical separation from the military: with severance and without severance. The type a service member receives depends on factors such as the nature of their disability and what caused the disability.
Medical Separation With Severance Pay
Medical separation requires that you undergo a medical board. The med board will determine if you are to be: returned to duty, separated, or retired. A DoD rating of under 30% means that you will be separated. However, you may be eligible for DSP (Disability Severance Pay). Ultimately, this one-time payment is two months of your basic pay per year served, with a maximum of 19 years.
Medical Separation Without Severance Pay
Many service members will receive medical separation with severance pay. However, the military can also decide that the member will not receive severance pay. Typically, this decision is the result of an injury caused by negligence or while AWOL.
Medical retirement is the best option after a med board. The med board is able to immediately retire the service member. Thankfully, this is regardless of how many years you have served. As a result, you need to work toward retirement as a goal for your med board. However, not everyone who goes to a med board will be retired.
The Dirty Truth About Combat Craig And I
Combat Craig and I have something in common. The Air Force refused to put either of us through a med board. As a result, we were not eligible to receive medical separation or a medical retirement. However, we both understand exactly how to work around that issue.
The Air Force should have put us both through a med board, but they chose to not. Unfortunately, squadron commanders have the ability to ignore the regulations when it suits them. However, we can’t let two worthless squadron commanders prevent us from receiving the benefits we have earned.
As a result, we both filed and received VA disability benefits. Are you going through something similar? Do you have a commander that is worthless? Learn exactly how you can file your own VA claim. Remember, this is possible even without a medical separation.
Your VA Disability rating is completely separate from medical separation or medical retirement. Notably, the fact that we did not go through a med board had zero impact on our VA ratings.
In addition, a VA rating can include all medical and mental health issues that are service connected. However, a med board only includes the issues that makes you unfit for duty. As a result, this can ultimately lead to a higher rating.
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