Once the Board is in a position to investigate an application, the Secretary of the Board contacts the applicant to arrange an appointment for medical examination. The Board examines the applicant, and based on this examination, as well as consideration of medical reports and records relating to the applicant, the Board makes a finding. Pensions Administration Section is then notified of the Board’s findings and acts on these findings. A pension or gratuity may be payable under the Army Pensions Acts where an applicant is found to have a disablement attributable to military service, The rates of pension or gratuity are set out in the Acts and depend on various factors including the degree of disablement. In cases where a pension is awarded, the award is generally not made final or permanent immediately. The award is generally made on a temporary basis and the disablement is reviewed by the Army Pensions Board after a number of years. A case can be reviewed on a number of occasions before the award is made final and permanent.