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What are the circumstances by which a service member may be medically retire?  
There are several steps a Soldier must go through in order to be medically retired. First, a Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) must assess a Soldier’s condition. After a MEB has determined that a Soldier is unable to meet the medical retention standards as prescribed in AR 40-501, the case is referred to a Physical Evaluation Board (PEB), in accordance with AR 635-40. The PEB makes a determination as to whether or not the Soldier is physically fit. The case is reviewed by other counsels throughout the process and the Soldier has the right to concur or not with the results. When a Soldier is determined physically unfit, he/she is placed on the permanent disability retired list (PDRL) or the temporary disability retired list (TDRL), or he/she may be separated with or without benefits. Contact your local military treatment facility (MTF) for more information on the specifics of the MEB/PEB process.
Keywords: medical retirement, Retirement, Separation

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