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    Three-quartered

    - He was on a job.
    - So was Salazar. He was in the six-four.

    - Huh. And then you went over to the D.A.'s.
    - I was retired on a medical.

    - Three-quartered?
    - Yeah.

    So you were wounded in action?


    what does "three-quatered" mean on this context?



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    Re: Three-quartered

    Quote Originally Posted by Adriano_CSI View Post
    - He was on a job.
    - So was Salazar. He was in the six-four.

    - Huh. And then you went over to the D.A.'s.
    - I was retired on a medical.

    - Three-quartered?
    - Yeah.

    So you were wounded in action?


    what does "three-quatered" mean on this context?

    I bet it means "evaluated to have a 75% disability."

    Following WWII (I don't know about other wars), American soldiers wounded in battle were medically evaluated to determine the extent to which they were disabled.

    Disability ratings determined the size of one's monthly disability check, as well as numerous other benefits (the percent of interest rate relief for home mortgages, the size of tuition rebates for college courses under the GI Bill, etc.)

    According to my mother, her uncle spent the rest of his life crabbing about the fact that he had been given only a 10% disability.

    So even though the speakers quoted in the passage are obviously not Americans, I bet that being "retired on a medical" and being "three-quartered" means that some Board has evaluated the person as being 3/4 medically disabled -- a 75% disability rating.

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    Re: Three-quartered

    So, you saying that guy in the context is medically disabled with only 75%? I appreciate your wonderful help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adriano_CSI View Post
    So, you saying that guy in the context is medically disabled with only 75%?
    It means that he has lost 75% of his ability to work.
    He can work only up to 25% of the capacity of an uninjured man.

    Probably this figure is high enough to allow him to actually "retire" -- not work at all due to his disability.

    A man who was blinded in the war, or who lost his hands, would be granted a 100% disability -- meaning that he has lost ALL his capacity for work.

    A man who lost a leg might be given a 75% disability. (I'm just guessing here.)

    My mother's uncle got his 10% disability rating for an injury to one foot. It did not prevent him from standing or walking, but it produced pain when he stood or walked for a long time.

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    Re: Three-quartered

    Thanks. You really have a deep knowledge about that subject.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adriano_CSI View Post
    Thanks. You really have a deep knowledge about that subject.

    TY!

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