DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Technical Revision

DTAP Disabled Transition Assistance Program

DVA Department of Veterans Affairs (used in reference citations only)

FY Fiscal Year

GAF Global Assessment of Functioning

GAO U.S. Government Accountability Office (before July 2004, General Accounting Office)

IOM Institute of Medicine (of The National Academies)

IU individual unemployability

LTD long-term disability

MAP-D Modern Awards Processing-Development

MMPI Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory

MOU Memorandum of Understanding

MSA military sexual assault

NAS National Academy of Sciences (a.k.a. The National Academies)

NRC National Research Council (of The National Academies)

NVVRS National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study

OIF/OEF Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom

OIG Office of the Inspector General

OMB Office of Management and Budget

PCL PTSD Checklist

PTSD posttraumatic stress disorder

SGA substantial gainful activity

SSA Social Security Administration

SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance

SSI Supplemental Security Income

STD short-term disability

TAP Transition Assistance Program



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