So, you’re starting the process of military disability
separation. What’s the most important thing you should do that no one will tell you to do?
Get a COMPLETE copy of your medical records.
Now, make sure you don’t go in and just request your medical records. They won’t give them to you. Instead, request a complete COPY of them, including labs, x-rays and all consultations. All disabled veterans
are entitled to receive a copy according to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Although you are legally entitled to a copy, the medical facility that has your records may charge you for the copy. Don’t even hesitate if they do this. Though the cost could be pretty high considering that medical records can be gigantic, it is totally worth every penny to have all your medical records at your fingertips.
The #1 tool for maximizing your military disability? Documentation, documentation, documentation!