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so to your knowledge, understanding it may not be the final answer, when you say the VA might be best for treatment/compensation for a disability, does it mean that treatment can only be obtained at a VA facility once you apply. I am sad to say, that he is feeling very negatively about the Navy in general and I think actually while travelling a couple of people in uniforms really agitated him on trains and elsewhere. I don't think going thru a whole lot more evaluation is healthy for him at this time. He is kind of on overload. We have two US psychiatrists that have confirmed his diagnosis of Bipolar 1 disorder. I'm sure the VA doesn't take someone else's diagnosis, but I wonder what applying to the VA would entail. He didn't even want to apply for unemployment.........it would take some convincing to get him to accept a pension if it were even a possibility. I take it you see no way to get out of the bonus recoupment.
He is having trouble just getting the Navy to correct the error of omission of his entire power school portion of his training. He has the original certificate, and he couldn't have gotten where he was without finishing it. Personnel were just completely unsympathetic to doing their job by completing even his smart transcript correctly.
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