DoDI 1332.18

DoDI 1332.18 Change 1 (dated 17 MAY 2018)

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DoDI 1332.18 - DODI 1332.18 Disability Evaluation System (DES)

This DoD Instruction (DoDI 1332.18) is a new issuance covering the Disability Evaluation System. It has two "companion" issuances in DoD Manual 1332.18 (Volumes 1-2).

The issuance date is August 5, 2014.
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Under TDRL Management it says:

1. INITIAL PLACEMENT ON THE TDRL
a. A Service member will be placed on the TDRL when the member meets the requirements
for permanent disability retirement except that the disability is not determined to be stable but
may be permanent. A disability will be determined stable when the preponderance of medical
evidence indicates the severity of the condition will probably not change enough within the next
5 years to increase or decrease the disability rating percentage.

b. Service members with unstable conditions rated at a minimum of 80 percent that are not
expected to improve to less than an 80 percent rating will be permanently retired.


Is it correct to understand this as a *combined* rating of 80%? Or is this implying one standalone disability that must be rated at or above 80% even if it is not considered stable, but not expected to less than 80 on its own?

I'm guessing the latter?
 

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Jason Perry updated DoDI 1332.18 with a new update entry:

Updated version of DoDI 1332.18

This update has substantial revisions to policy and also reissues, incorporates, and cancels several DOD policy and other issuances.

Of particular note, this version states that:


"b. Service members will proceed through one of the DES processes: the Legacy Disability Evaluation System (LDES), or the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES). DoD’s objective in all DES processes is to collaborate with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure continuity of care, timely...
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