First and Second TLD periods
Active duty personell placed on TLD by their MTF are in a medically restricted status and cannot perform specific tasks as indiciated on member's medical evaluation board write-up. An MTF that has convening authority may approve TLD for the 1st and 2nd periods only for a maximum of 12 months combined. MILPERSMAN Article 1306-1200 refers.
TLD Reevaluations at an MTF (follow-up of TLD period)
Active duty personnel placed on TLD by their MTF are required to complete a reevaluation 30 days prior to the end of TLD period. Active duty personnel are required to make their own appointments for reevaulation and follow the rules explained to them on the page 13 (NAVPERS Form 1070/613) that they signed when placed on TLD. Possible results from a reevaulation by an MTF are approving a 2nd TLD period, return a member to duty, refer case to the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB), or submit MEB to PERS-835 for review of a possible 3rd TLD period (PERS-835 may grant additional TLD or refer the case to teh PEB for disability adjudication). MILPERSMAN Article 1306-1206 refers.
Departmental Review at Service Headquarters (PERS-835)
Active duty personnel may need additional TLD over their maximum allowed TLD per career (12 months) as indicated by an MTF. An MTF will fax all MEB reports, non-medical assessment, and cover sheet to PERS-835 for review. PERS-835 may grant additional TLD for the member or refer the case to the PEB for disability adjudication. MILPERSMAN Article 1306-1200 refers.
Member is Assignment Limited
An active duty member, after found returned to duty by an MTF and subsequently found assignment limited, is not available for orders. Member's servicing PSD is responsible to submit a "YJ" avail to EPMAC indicating a member is assignment limited. Member's command is responsible to send an assignment limited message to PERS-40BB using template shown on Exhibit 1 of MILPERSMAN Article 1301-801. A member determined to be assignment limited may receive orders, be retained at current command, or be ordered to start administrative separation processing. An assignment limited avail by PSD and message release by command is required even if member is on a normal shore rotation and not within their 9-month PRD window. MILPERSMAN Article 1301-801 and 1306-1208 refers.
TLD is defined as a documented period of medically restricted duty, in consideration of a patient's illness, injury, or disease process. Placement of TLD is most appropriate only for Sailors whom a retrurn to medically unrestricted duty status is anticipated. TLD may only be provided as the result of the actions of a Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) properly convened at a Military Treatment Facility (MTF). TLD is a period when the member reports to their workspace, but during the period the member is excused from the performance of certain aspects of military duties, as defined in t heir individual TLD write-up. During TLD, the member undergoes continued care, recovery, and rehabilitiation aimed at returning the member to a medically unrestricted status.
The convening Authority of a Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) has the authority to authorize up to two 6-month periods of TLD for enlisted Sailors. Any additional TLD MUST be submitted for approval to Navy Personnel Command (PERS-82) for approval via a department review.
All requests for TLD involving Officers MUST be submitted to Navy Personnel Command (PERS-82) for approval. A member whose case has been referred to the Physical Evaluation board (PEB) for disability adjudication will be concurrently placed on TLD pending the PEB outcome.
Permanent Limited Duty
PLD is defined as a need for a service member's skill or experience that justifies the continuance of that service member on active duty in a limited assignment; the service member may be retained on active duty ot in active status for a specified period of time. Each case is individually considered, and the member's length of service is not controlling in PLD decisions.
Members with over 20 years of active service shall not be continued on active duty solely to increase their monetary benefits, not shall they be continued unless their employment is justified as being of value to the naval service.
PERS-82 may, upon a member's request, particularly from a member with over 18 years but less than 20 years of active service, retain unfit to continue naval service members in a PLD status when such retention is in the best interests of the service and consisten with the guidance in paragraph 6003 of SECNAVINST 1850.4E