Medical Retirement

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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

The process is started once a Soldier submits a Chapter 3 packet to their unit. If you feel a Chapter 3 packet needs to be initiated contact your unit.

Additional information on Chapter 3 packets are located in the HR Medical section of the SOP page

Physical Evaluation Board (PEB)

Determines if Solder is deemed fit or unfit for duty. For more information about the PEB visit the HR Medical SOP section of our SOP page.

Medical Evaluation board (MEB)

Required if there is a military-related injury. For more information about the PEB visit the HR Medical SOP section of our SOP page.

Physical Disability Evaluation Board (PDES)

PDES will determine your disability rating. You need 30% for it to be considered either a temporary or permanent. For more information about the PEB visit the HR Medical SOP section of our SOP page.

Additional information on medical boards is located in the HR Medical section of the SOP page

If I recieve severance pay will I still get medical benefits?

No accepting the severance pay out will forfeit any retirement benefits.

If I have recieved severance pay can I still file for VA disability?

Yes, however the VA may require you to repay the lump sum severance pay.

If I recieve severance pay will I still have DEERS privileges?

No, when you accept a severance payout you are discharge completely for the military and will not be eligible for an ID Card.

What do after I receive my disablity orders?

You will need to contact the Retirement Services Officer (RSO) to complete your application for retirement benefits.   ng.ga.gaarng.list.ngga-g1-retirements@mail.mil

When do I start recieving my 15 yr medical retirement pay?

You are eligible for retirememt pay at age 60 unless you qualify for early age retirement.

Who to contact


For questions related to medical retirement please contact the GAARNG G-1 Medical Evaluation Board   ng.ga.gaarng.list.ngga-meb@mail.mil