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Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) to provide Integrated Disability Evaluation System optimization services.
If an Airman requires additional time for treatment or recovery beyond a six-month period, or the condition has not improved, the ARC CMD will either request an extension to the MEDCON orders or recommend Integrated Disability Evaluation System processing.
Although service members transitioning under the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) are not counted under the current backlog, in order to speed up the processing of these claims DoD provided 15 soldiers to the VA site in Seattle, WA.
Since 2007, the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) have been pilot testing a new disability evaluation system designed to integrate their separate processes and thereby expedite veterans' benefits for wounded, ill, and injured servicemembers.
This article provides a working knowledge of the Army's Physical Disability Evaluation System (APDES) and discusses changes in the APDES mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (1) and disability-related provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009.
Based on this model for team delivery of outpatient mental health services, plus growth needs for the Veterans Crisis Line and anticipated increase in Compensation and Pension/Integrated Disability Evaluation System exams, VA projected the additional need for 1,900 clinical and clerical mental health staff at this time.
We've overhauled the legacy disability evaluation system in trying to make improvements with regards to developing a new system.
If a servicemember has been referred to a Physical Evaluation Board or are going through the joint VA/DoD Disability Evaluation System, he or she may qualify for services to begin planning the transition to civilian life.