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Army Med Board Process: The MSC Liaison’s Role in the VA Disability Process

Who Can Assist Me with My VA Disability Claim?

Bottom Line Upfront

  • MSC Defined: MSC stands for Military Service Coordinator, a crucial player in your MEB journey.
  • VA Connection: MSCs are employees of the Veterans Administration, bridging the gap between the military and VA systems.
  • Guidance and Support: Their primary role is to answer your questions, and assist you in navigating the VA claims process.
  • Claim Handling: MSCs take care of filing your VA claims on your behalf.
  • C&P Exam Scheduling: They ensure your exam appointments are scheduled efficiently.

The most crucial point to remember is the MSC Liaison cannot dictate which disabilities you should file. After all, it’s your board, and your choices have a significant impact. If you’re feeling overwhelmed about the Army Med Board process, don’t hesitate to seek support. Consider enrolling in our free MEB Masterclass: The Common Mistakes to Avoid today. Take action now to secure your future.


Welcome to OpenRanksNC, your dedicated resource for engaged MEB participants. We understand that the Army Med Board process can be complex and challenging. That is why we’re here to help you navigate it. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the importance of your MSC meeting, and provide a clear path to a stress-free experience.

MSC Defined

The Military Service Coordinator (MSC) is a key figure within the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) process. The MSC serves as a liaison, facilitating communication between service members and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

MSC Role

The MSC’s primary responsibility is to guide service members through the complex VA Disability Claims process. It is crucial to understand that they cannot make the final decisions regarding the conditions a service member should claim or the outcome of their MEB. That responsibility falls on your shoulders. Instead, their role is to answer questions and assist in navigating the VA claims filing and examination process.

Preparing for Your MSC Meeting

The key to a successful Army Med Board experience is preparation, particularly when it comes to filing your VA Disability claim. It’s a situation that all service members will encounter: the uncertainty of what to claim and how to proceed.

  1. Have a Plan: When you sit down for your VA MSC Liaison meeting, you should be ready to answer the question, “What conditions do you want to claim?” Being well-prepared eliminates stress and ensures that you are in control. Review all of your conditions head to toe. If you would like a free template that will guide you through this process, reach out to us here.
  2. Medical Record Review: The second crucial step involves having your medical records meticulously reviewed by a trained medical professional, such as a medic, nurse, physician assistant, or doctor well-versed in medical terminology. This review will equip you with invaluable insights, helping you gain a comprehensive understanding of the medical conditions you may consider filing for.
  3. Seek Professional Guidance: It’s highly advisable to seek guidance from a Veteran Service Officer (VSO) or an accredited claims agent. These professionals possess an extensive understanding of the process and are skilled at conducting high-level medical record reviews. To make the most of their expertise, it’s essential to enter the conversation with a preliminary plan regarding the conditions you intend to file for and then seek their input. Collaborating with VSOs and claims agents can significantly enhance your overall approach to the MEB process.

Key Takeaways

In summary, remember these key points:

  1. Understand the crucial role of the MSC (VA Disability Claims Liaison for MEB) in your Army Med Board process.
  2. Prepare for your MSC meeting by deciding which conditions to claim.

By following these steps, you’ll be better equipped to make informed decisions and ensure your Army Med Board process goes smoothly. Your journey to a successful Army Med Board begins with thorough preparation and seeking the right advice.

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At OpenRanksNC, we’re dedicated to supporting active Army MEB participants like you through every step of your Army Med Board process. Your success is our mission. Good luck on your journey, and we’ll be here to guide you every step of the way.