Military Disability Retirement


Military disability retirement is the process by which a disabled person retiring from the military is entitled to receive compensation in the form of severance pay and pension for future. In military department, soldiers are divided into three categories to simplify the payment of retirement dues. The first category of military retirees are non-disability retirees under the age of 60 who have retired for less than 5 years. The second category is related to non-disability retirees under the age of 60 who have retired for 5 years and more. The third category relates to disabled military retirees who have retired from active duty after the age of 60. Such a disabled retiree is entitled to disability compensation on a monthly basis.

Military disability retirement is further sub-divided in to two categories. Permanent disability retirement and temporary disability retirement. If a military person is found to be unfit, his disability is termed as permanent and stable if the person has 20  years of service behind him. However, in case the disability is termed as not stable and the person in question is found to be unfit then he is entitled to temporary disability retirement. Such a categorization is necessary if the person's condition is going to change in the next five years. That may warrant a different disability rating in the future. A retired military soldier should get a decent rehabilitation package as decided upon, by Disability Rights Commission.

Usually, a military veteran is entitled to get anywhere between 10 to 100 percent as disability pay. For military disability protection, disability law for the veteran soldier makes it sure that disability compensation does not come under taxable income. Military disabilities act also provides compensation to the spouse of the deceased soldier.