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Legacy Disability Evaluation System

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A DoD-only disability evaluation mechanism to assess ill or injured Service members’ fitness for continued military service and, if unfit, the appropriate disability disposition.  Service members processed through the LDES must be afforded the opportunity to apply for veterans’ disability benefits through the VA pre-discharge Benefits Delivery at Discharge program.

Source of Definition

DTM 20-001 Policy Revisions for the Disability Evaluation System

Related Glossary Terms

Legacy Disability Evaluation System | Legacy Disability Evaluation System

Last Updated: March 18, 2020

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