So what that means is say you have pTSD and VA rates it at 70%. That means that DOD cannot rate you at 50 or 30% for PTSD. They have to rate you at 70 just like VA did.
The bad part is that DOD while they cannot change a VA rating, they can decide what conditions are or are not “fit for duty”. So let’s say VA rates you at 30% for back problems and 50% for ptsd. Dod can decide that either or both conditions are or are not fit for duty.