Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Application Process for Medical Certification

Applicant History - Item 18. Medical History
y. Medical Disability Benefits

The applicant must report any disability benefits received, regardless of source or amount. If the applicant checks yes on this item, the FAA may verify with other Federal Agencies (ie. Social Security Administration, Veteran's Affairs) whether the applicant is receiving a disability benefit that may present a conflict in issuing an FAA medical certificate. The Examiner must document the specifics and nature of the disability in findings in Item 60.

Last updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013