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Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES)

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The joint DOD-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) process by which DOD determines whether ill or injured Service members are fit for continued military service, and DOD and VA determine appropriate benefits for Service members who are separated or retired for disability.

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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)

Last Updated: December 05, 2022
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