Hi, I would really appreciate if someone can help. I was diagnosed with the Mental Illness 'Bipolar Disorder' at the start of this year and have since applied for both a War Disablement Pension and to have my Preserved Pension paid early, due to ill health. Whilst i await the outcome of their decision, my worry is that 'I WAS NOT' medically discharged from my 10yrs Army service, does this make a big difference? Also, during the years that i served I NEVER seen a Military Doctor for depression (Although looking back now i was depressed a hell of a lot). I was a Corporal in the Infantry and the way i looked at it was that i had an example to set, i.e YOU DO NOT GO SICK WITH DEPRESSION. Sorry if this is confusing, i suppose what i am trying to ask is 'Will i be punished for just battling on?' Any help/advice, thankyou in advance.