(1) Directs permanent retirement for physical disability of members who are
found unfit that are eligible for disability compensation and either have 20 years active
service or a disability rating of at least 30 percent.
(2) Directs placement on the Temporary Disability Retired List of members who
meet the same criteria as in (1) above, but whose condition has not yet stabilized. These
members will remain on the TDRL for up to 5 years with evaluation at least every 18
months and they will receive at least 50 percent disability pay while TDRL.
(3) Directs separation for physical disability with severance pay of members
who are found unfit who are eligible for disability compensation but who have less than 20
years service and less than 30 percent disability rating.
(4) Directs separation for physical disability without severance pay or transfer to
the retired reserve because of a condition which was neither incurred nor aggravated
during any period of service, if such action is authorized.
(5) Directs separation for physical disability without severance pay when the
disability was incurred as a result of intentional misconduct, willful neglect, or during a
period of unauthorized absence.
(6) Directs return to duty when it has been determined that the member is
physically fit to perform the duties of the office, grade, rank, or rating.
(7) Returns the case to the hospital commander for appropriate action under
other pertinent regulations, when the member has been determined to be physically fit.
(8) Directs release from active duty and reversion to retired status of a retired
member serving on active duty who is found physically unfit.
5-37. DISPOSITION OF MEDICAL RECORDS
All medical records are returned to the medical treatment facility having
responsibility for a member's case. Prompt return of the records is necessary in order to
process and forward them to the appropriate Veterans Administration regional office.