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In this episode of theSITREP, we discuss how to leave the military with medical evaluation boards, your DD214, being injured in the military, medical retirement, medical separation, military retirement and Veterans' benefits. We also cover Physical Evaluation Boards, Medical Review Boards, VA Claims, and much more regarding those who are going to retire, EAS or ETS from the military.
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00:01:16 What is a Medical Evaluation Board
00:02:50 Difference between Medical Review Board and Medical Evaluation Board
00:04:06 Legacy Evaluation System
00:04:07 Integrated Disability Evaluation System
00:06:11 VA Evaluation
00:06:12 Physical Evaluation Board
00:12:15 Difference between Medical Separation and Medical Retirement
00:17:22 How to start Medical Examination Board process
00:20:46 Medical Evaluation Board for Reservists
00:20:47 Medical Evaluation Board for National Guard
00:21:38 Help with the Medical Evaluation Board process
00:25:50 Submitting a VA Claim in MEB process
00:27:22 Benefits Delivery at Discharge claim
00:30:11 Line of Duty
00:32:31 Quick Start claim
00:36:02 Should you go through the Medical Evaluation Board process
00:39:32 Closing remarks
For additional theSITREP content, visit https://www.newengland.va.gov/sitrep
For the Army, visit https://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/Benefit-Library/Federal-Benefits/Army-Recovery-Care-Program-(ARCP)-(formerly-known-as-Army-Wounded-Warrior-Program-(AW2))
For the USMC, visit https://www.woundedwarrior.marines.mil
For the Navy, visit https://safeharborfoundation.org
For the Air Force, visit https://www.woundedwarrior.af.mil
ADDITIONAL VA INFORMATION
The Department of Veterans Affairs has three, separate administrations aimed to serve our country’s Veterans with an assortment of benefits that address the unique needs of every Veteran. To be sure you are interacting with the proper administration within VA, here are short descriptions for each VA administration:
VHA: VA’s Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated health care network in the United States, with 1,255 health care facilities serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
VBA: Veterans can earn a range of benefits that help them transition back to civilian life in the country they fought to defend. Through the Veterans Benefits Administration, VA helps servicemembers transition out of military service, and assists with education, home loans, life insurance and much more.
NCA: The job of the National Cemetery Administration is to make sure those who served this nation are never forgotten. NCA provides dignified burial services for Veterans and eligible family members by maintaining 142 cemeteries as national shrines and providing lasting tributes that commemorate their service and sacrifice to our nation.
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