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This thread is dedicated to special issues regarding the Temporary Disabled Retired List.
Jason,... many times the Soldier no longer has current documentation of their condition. On active duty, the Soldier often had detailed records and good documentation. But after being temporarily retired, Soldiers circumstances often change. Sometimes there is no Troop Medical Clinic or Military Treatment Facility (MTF) nearby and they may not be able to take time off from work to get proper treatment. The result is that their records are sparse and the Board has no evidence to support a higher rating. As a result the Soldier loses their benefits. This is especially prevalent with Asthma and Migraine cases. I cannot stress enough how important it is to have evidence of your condition over a minimum of several months. It is not nearly as helpful to document one or two pieces of evidence right before the formal Board. Recent evidence without any previous documentation can sometimes be viewed by the Board as being manufactured or untrue. In order to prevent this, Soldiers need to get documentation of their condition, especially within the 4-5 months prior to their re-evaluation. Soldiers need to go to their medical appointments, pick up their prescriptions, and comply with their treatment plan....