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Competency Board

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A board consisting of at least three medical officers or physicians (including one psychiatrist) convened to determine whether a member is competent (capable of making a rational decision regarding his or her personal and financial affairs).

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Service Treatment Record

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A chronological record documenting the medical care, dental care and treatment received primarily outside of a hospital (outpatient) but may contain a synopsis of any inpatient hospital care and behavioral health treatment. The chronologic ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Instrumentality of War

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A vehicle, vessel, or device designed primarily for military service and in use by a military service at the time of the occurrence or injury.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Compensable Disability

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A medical condition that is determined to be unfitting due to disability and that meets the statutory criteria of Chapter 61 of Title 10, U.S.C. for entitlement to disability retired or severance pay

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Compensable Disability

Grade

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A step or degree in a graduated scale of office or military rank that is established and designated as a grade by law or regulation.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Grade

Non-Duty Related Medical Conditions

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

Conditions that were neither incurred nor aggravated while the active component or reserve component member was in a qualified military duty status.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Legacy Disability Evaluation System (LDES)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A Disability Evaluation System (DES) process by which DOD determines whether eligible wounded, ill, or injured service members are fit for continued military service and determines appropriate benefits for service members who are separated or ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Legacy Disability Evaluation System

Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer (PEBLO)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

The non-medical case manager who provides information, assistance, and case status updates to the affected Service member throughout the DES process.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer | Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer | Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer

Line of Duty Determination (LOD Determination)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

An inquiry used to determine whether a service member incurred an injury or disease while in a duty status; whether it was aggravated by military duty; and whether incurrence or aggravation was due to the service member’s intentional ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Line of Duty Determination | Line of Duty Determination

Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

The joint DOD/Veterans Administration process by which DOD determines whether ill or injured Service members are fit for continued military service, and the DOD and VA determine appropriate benefits for Service members who are separated or ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Integrated Disability Evaluation System | Integrated Disability Evaluation System

Qualified Duty Status

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

The period in which an RC Service member is: On active duty (AD) or full-time National Guard duty (FTNGD) for more than 30 days; Performing AD or FTNGD for 30 days or less; Performing inactive duty training (IDT); Performing funeral honors ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Prior Service

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

When a Service member has previous military service and reenlists in a Regular or Reserve Component of a Military Service after a break in active duty or reserve duty.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Claims Agents

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

An individual recognized by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs as an agent for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims under applicable laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Disability

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A medical impairment, mental disease, or physical defect which is severe enough to interfere with the Service member’s ability to adequately perform his or her duties, regardless of assignment or geographic location. A medical impairment ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Disability | Disability

Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

The DOD mechanism for determining fitness for duty, separation, or retirement of Service members because of disability in accordance with Chapter 61 of Title 10, U.S.C.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Disability Evaluation System | Disability Evaluation System | Disability Evaluation System
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