Re-enlistment after medical discharge

#1
Hi all, brand new to the forum.

A friend of mine was medically discharged from the regs with a blood disorder. They received a medical and war pension based on length of service and a having completed a tour of duty. They were classed as 30% disabled.

6 years later and the blood disorder has gone.

They would like to join the local TA unit.

They spoke to a recruitment officer who explained that if their doctor classed them as fit, with no disability they could re-enlist; but their query is this;

If they re-enlist, do they lose their war and medical pension?

All help would be appreciated.

Cheers
 

Legs

ADC
Book Reviewer
#2
If you are fit enough to join up (whether TA or Regular) then why should you get a War/medical Pension or Disability? They're for folk who are broken.
 

walkyrie

Old-Salt
Book Reviewer
#3
6 years later and the blood disorder has gone.
Eh?! I'm no doctor, but do blood disorders just "go" ?
"She turned me into a newt!!!!........I got better though....."

Serious hat back on.
War Disablement Pension : Directgov - Money, tax and benefits

You can't claim a War Disablement Pension if you're still serving in HM Armed Forces.
I would assume that would extend to Re-Joiners/TA too. But I'm still not convinced that if someone was Medically Discharged for a blood disorder they would ever be able to rejoin.
 
#4
Your 'friend' will not be allowed to rejoin - if they were medically discharged, then they are P8 i.e. permanently unfit for military service. I am P7 and the only reason that this is the case is because I am still serving. If I were attempting to join/re-join, I too would be an automatic P8.
 

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