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Military Health System

Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Date of Publication:

8/5/2014

Definition:

The Department of Defense mechanism for determining return to duty, separation, or retirement of Service members because of disability in accordance with chapter 61 of Title 10, United States Code.

Source of Definition:

DoDM 1332.18, Volume 1: Disability Evaluation System (DES) Manual: General Information and Legacy Disability Evaluation System (LDES) Time Standards | DoDM 1332.18, Volume 2: Disability Evaluation System (DES) Manual: Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Disability Evaluation System | Disability Evaluation System

Last Updated: August 01, 2022
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