An Army-sponsored task force, led by GEN(R) Frederick Franks Jr., recommends streamlining the medical evaluation board process by eliminating the “dual” disability ratings.
Both the Army and the Department of Veterans Affairs issued disability ratings independently, creating mistrust and confusion, Franks said in a 42-page report on the MEB and Physical Evaluation Board process.
The Army, by law, could base its disability ratings only on the injury or condition that disqualifies a Soldier from service, while the VA conducts a “full-body” diagnosis that often ends up determining higher disability levels.
Read Gary Sheftick’s article at www.army.news.
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