Serving in the military involves a lot of different activity, and one of the biggest challenges is when you separate from the service. As you approach demobilization and separation from the service, the issue of demobilization. Most people that are preparing for Demobilization do so with a lot of happiness and joy, others have mixed emotions. But just as in nearly every other event in the military, they have an established procedure and steps that you have to complete as you go through the military separation process.
During your demobilization a doctor, or at least a health care professional will see you. This packet will have a great deal of different forms. Each of these forms has to be filled out for you to successfully complete your demobilization. You will be given an overall health assessment, and if need be a deeper physical exam. One of the benefits of being in the military is the option you have with demobilization. When you get to the area for your demobilization, you will get a large packet of different information. For most people, knowing, or knowledge is power. No matter what your feelings are about it, as the date draws closer you will have a lot of different steps to go through. Each of these should be filled out before you depart the demobilization area; there are a number of them that give you specific rights and privileges if they are filled out correctly. These two forms are the minimum; you will receive a host of other forms that will give you additional benefits and opportunities upon demobilization. Included in your packet will be forms for the VA, Forms for Medical Benefit and Entitlements, and various forms for TriCare contact and benefit forms. You are able to refuse to be seen or assessed, or refuse a REFRAD physical at your demobilization. The two most important forms you have to fill out during your demobilization are the DD 2697 form, which is the Medical Assessment Report, and DD form 2696, or the Deployment Post Assessment Form. If you do refuse a medical claim no medical claim later if you experience long term service related injuries or long lasting service related medical effects. So it?s a good idea to allow yourself to get checked out during your demobilization. They will assist you in completing your TriCare and VA forms if you need help.
The main reason for the assessment is to make sure any injuries or changes to your overall health are noted and recorded. If you have any questions about your benefits or medical coverage after demobilization, its best to visit your command ahead of time, or check out each of their web sites, the Veterans Administration, and Tricare, on the Internet.