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Air Force Veterans

What is a Air Force Veteran?

An Air Force Veteran is a person that has served a long period of time or has had many experiences in the Air Force. This could also be a person that is still serving in the Air Force, and/or has direct contact with Air Force conflicts which also can be known as War Veterans. Read below where Experts have answered questions regarding Air Force Veteran and Air Force Veteran Benefits.

What are the air force veteran’s benefits?

The Department of Veterans Administration has many programs that provide veterans with financial, medical and other benefits to the veterans. For those who have served and have received an honorable or general discharge, they can receive these benefit programs:
Disability compensation
Veteran’s pension program
Free or low-cost medical care
Education programs

There are also many other benefit programs that include:
Housing and home loan guarantees
Job training
Small business and business loans
Counseling
Burials and memorials
Franchise opportunities
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) support

If someone has received a General under Honorable Conditions Discharge is that person still eligible for veterans benefits?

A General under Honorable Conditions classifications of discharge can risk a service member’s ability to be eligible for benefits from the Montgomery G.I Bill. Many veterans’ benefits will forfeit if it is decided unhelpful to the former service member, this is based on the following:
(1) desertion;
(2) escape prior to trial by general court martial;
(3) conscientious objector that refuses to perform the military duties, wear their uniform, or obey the lawful orders of military authorities;
(4) persistent misconduct;
(5) offense(s);
(6) spying; or
(7) homosexual act that involve aggravating situations.

. Can AETNA Insurance deduct someone’s military retirement from their disability payment after receiving another job if someone is retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years?

In the AETNA disability plans, that is the way their policy is written. As a veteran, the veteran is entitled to their retirement benefits, even if they have received another job. When a veteran has chose to work for another job, which means they are being paid for that work. Now, if the veteran has been injured on that job, then that person will receive workers’ compensations benefits. However, if the insurance is deducting the Veterans’ Affairs (VA) retirement, AETNA is using the VA to cover the possibility of on the job injury.

If someone has retired from the United States Air Force after twenty years of service, and they had been married throughout the entire enlistment, is their spouse eligible to keep the military ID and any other benefits upon divorce?

Full benefits such as medical, commissary, base exchange, etc are included to an un-remarried spouse when both parties has been married for at least twenty years; and the member has been enlisted at least twenty years of service worthy of retired pay, and if there was at least a twenty year overlap of the marriage and the military service. Relating to the medical care, if the former spouse is covered by an employer’s health care plan, medical care is not allowed. However, once the former spouse is no longer covered by their employer’s health care plan, the military medical care benefits can be reinstated when an application is filed by the former spouse. If a 20/20/20 former spouse has remarried, the eligibility for the benefits is terminated. If the following marriage has ended by divorce or death commissary, Base Exchange and theater privileges can also be reinstated. Although, the medical care benefits cannot be reinstated.

When a United States Air Force Veteran starts thinking about their benefits, many questions can arise, as to what they are entitled do depending on what discharge they have received. The questions can be answered by Experts and often legal insight is given on what an Air Force Veteran is entitled to.

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  • Hey Allen,my son is in boot camp right now. He didn't pass

    Hey Allen,my son is in boot camp right now. He didn't pass his last physical (2 mile run) his drill instructor wanted to send in for physical training and then AIT but was over rode by the first sergant
    and he is getting an ELS. they tell him he can try again in 6 months? very confused can you help?
  • My former spouse was awarded 40% of my retirement in the divorce.

    My former spouse was awarded 40% of my retirement in the divorce. I submitted through DFAS for her to receive her award from therm. The process took 9 months before It was automatically deducted. She continued to receive her entitlement directly from me via check. Do I have the ability to re-coup taxes paid on her award.
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  • I was divorced in 2001, and was an E-7 in the Air National

    I was divorced in 2001, and was an E-7 in the Air National Guard with approximately 25 years service. After the divorce I continued on in the Air Guard for another 9 years and was promoted to E8. My ex will get a percentage of my military retirement when I begin to collect it at age 60. My question is, will the percentage she gets be based on my E7/25 years or E8/30 years?
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