Final regulations that were published on October 29, 2009 (FR 55972 Vol. 74), made significant changes to the terms and conditions of total and permanent disability discharges. These changes are effective July 1, 2010. The table below summarizes the differences between the prior regulations and the new regulations.
Note: The information in the table does not apply to veterans who have been determined by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to be unemployable due to a service-connected disability. For these veterans, there is a separate discharge process that is described in detail in Dear Colleague Letter GEN-09-07 and in the October 29, 2009 final regulations.