Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Application Process for Medical Certification

Applicant History - Item 18. Medical History: r. Military medical discharge

If the person has received a military medical discharge, the Examiner should take additional history and record it in Item 60. It is helpful to know the circumstances surrounding the discharge, including dates, and whether the individual is receiving disability compensation. If the applicant is receiving veteran's disability benefits, the claim number and service number are helpful in obtaining copies of pertinent medical records. The fact that the applicant is receiving disability benefits does not necessarily mean that the application should be denied.

Last updated: Thursday, November 4, 2021