In July of last year I was discharged on a Chap. 5-17 with a character of service as "Uncharacterized" after being recommended for an MEB for a high grade tear of the obturator externus (hip). I filed a VA claim immediately when I returned home. In October I received an email in EBenefits stating that I had an IDES rating of 10% or more. Upon further research I learned that IDES is the system used for the MEB process. Finally, a year later the VA completes my claim. I haven't received my award letter as of yet and upon browsing other forums learned about Benefits Explorer since I couldn't get any info from Payment history or VA letters. It states that I have 20% VA and 20% Military. Does this mean that I was given 20% for the MEB? And what does this mean as far as other benefits (education, etc.)?