U.S. Department of Defense Disability Compensation Under a Fitness-for-Duty Evaluation Approach
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The joint Department of Defense DoD-Department of Veterans Affairs Integrated Disability Evaluation System IDES is the process by which DoD determines fitness for duty, separation, or retirement of service members because of disability. Service members who are evaluated for disability undergo a comprehensive medical examination to document all medical conditions and receive a disability rating for every condition documented during the medical examination. These ratings are used by DoD and the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine the amount of disability compensation service members will receive if they are found unfit to continue serving and consequently medically discharged.
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