Going to a medical board later this year and am stuck on the NSMBOS form 3 which is the personal statement of options i.e. do i want to stay in etc. i am a level 5 PO and am in the first year of 2OE5 so have 4 years left. If i select i would like to be invalided out i would get a medical pension - is this pension tax free and index linked? and financially would i be better off selecting this option and leaving the services early? Don't get me wrong i would like to stay in the RN but if i get a permanent med cat i will get drafted away from where i would like to stay and i think i may be better leaving and chancing it. No one has any info on med boards where i am, the department dealing with it is 7 weeks behind schedule due to manpower shortage and people changing, and have very little info.