Department of Defense INSTRUCTION - DoD Warrior Care
Department of Defense INSTRUCTION . NUMBER August 5, 2014. USD(P&R). SUBJECT: Disability Evaluation System (DES). References: See Enclosure 1. 1. PURPOSE. This INSTRUCTION : a. Reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) (Reference (a)) as a DoD INSTRUCTION (DoDI) in accordance with the authority in DoDD (Reference (b)). b. Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for referral, evaluation, return to duty, separation, or retirement of Service members for disability in accordance with Title 10, United States Code ( ) (Reference (c)); and related determinations pursuant to sections 3501, 6303, 8332, and 8411 of Title 5, (Reference (d)); section 104 of Title 26, (Reference (e)); and section 2082 of Title 50, (Reference (f)).
DoDI 1332.18, August 5, 2014 2 processing, and seamless transition of the Service member from DoD to VA in cases of disability separation or retirement.
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