Existing prior to service and the eight year rule
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By law, a Soldier with over eight years of active Federal Service is eligible for disability compensation even if the condition is Exist Prior to Service (“EPTS”).
The eight years of active service do not have to be continuous; however, you must be on active-duty orders of more than 30 days for this rule to apply.