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February 25, 2005M21-1, Part III

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O11MEDICAL/PHYSICAL EVALUATIONUse when the rating assessment and/or

BOARD.  FURNISH MEDICAL/PHYSICALevaluation requires the MED/PEB findingsEVALUATION BOARD PROCEEDINGS.or when the service medical records

cannot be located and the veteran discharged

for claims to be disability.

O12LINE OF DUTY.  FURNISH LOD FORUse when the circumstances surrounding the

<(INCIDENT AND DATE)>.injury or death appears to be under misconduct or suspicious conditions.

O13DISCHARGE UPGRADE INFORMATION.Use when the claimant indicates the

FURNISH TYPE OF PROGRAM UPGRADEdischarge was upgraded and the upgraded

WAS UNDER, DATE APPLIED FORcharacter may afford new entitlement.

UPGRADE, DATE DISCHARGE WAS

UPGRADED, CHARACTER OF DISCHARGE

BEFORE UPGRADE.

O14RADIATION RISK ACTIVITY.  FURNISHUse to develop for radiation exposure under

SERVICE PERSONNEL RECORDS TO38 CFR 3.309(d).

CONFIRM RADIATION RISK.

O15RADIATION.  FURNISH DD1141/RECORDSUse to request DD1141 for processing cases

OF EXPOSURE TO RADIATION.under 38 CFR 3.311(a)(2)(iii) due to occupational ionizing radiation claim.

O16ASBESTOS.  FURNISH RECORDS OFUse when information of record is

EXPOSURE IN SERVICE OR JOBS VETERANinsufficient to determine exposure to

PERFORMED.asbestos in service.

O17PAY GRADE.  FURNISH HIGHEST PAYUse when needed to authorize correct rate

GRADE HELD.of payment.

O18PERSONAL TRAUMA PTSD.  FURNISHUse for personal trauma cases where all

ENTIRE PERSONNEL FILE.personnel records are required to include

Performance ratings.  These records are several pages in size.

O19PTSD.  FURNISH PAGES FROM THEUse to request copies of the service

PERSONNEL FILE SHOWING UNIT OFpersonnel records that document

ASSIGNMENT, DATES OF ASSIGNMENT,awards, medals, decorations, military,

PARTICIPATION IN COMBAToccupational specialty campaigns,

OPERATIONS, WOUNDS IN ACTION,assignments, etc.  It is not necessary to

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS ANDidentify the specific pages by number or  

OFFICIAL TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE U.S.                title.

O20MORNING REPORTS.  SEARCH MORNINGUse when evidence to support alleged injury

REPORTS OF <ORGANIZATION> FROMor illness is not in service medical records.  

<MM/DD/YYYY> to <MM/DD/YYYY> FORInsure that request includes complete

REMARKS REGARDING <IDENTIFIER>.organizational assignment down to company

(NOTE:  MORNING REPORTS WERE RARELYlevel.  (See Addendum L for complete

CREATED AFTER 1974.)organizational descriptions.)

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