Medical Retention Determination Point (MRDP)
Enlisted and Officers who are identified with medical conditions or physical defects that fall below medical retentions standards. Soldiers will be medically retired if they have 15 or more qualifying years and will receive a 15-year Notification of Eligibility (NOE). Soldiers with less than 15 years of service will be medically separated from the Georgia Army National Guard (GAARNG) with no military affiliation; however, they may be eligible to receive other veteran’s benefits.
Permanent Disability/ Temporary Disability Retirement Lists (PDRL/TDRL)
Soldiers with 30% or more disability rating due to identified medical conditions and found unfit to continue military service by the Physical Disability Agency (PDA) will be separated from the Army National Guard and placed on the Temporary Disability Retired List or Permanent Disability Retired List. Upon separation, Soldiers will receive immediate retired pay and benefits.
Disability Severance Pay
Soldiers found medically unfit to continue military service and receiving a disability rating of less than 30% will be separated based upon the election of disability severance pay. If the 15-year Notification of Eligibility (NOE) is applicable, Soldiers can waive the severance pay to receive non-regular retired pay. Soldiers accepting disability severance pay will forfeit their retired pay and benefit at age of eligibility.
Additional information on Medical Retirement processes are located in the HR Medical section of the SOP page