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I could not locate the category for military questions so I

I could not locate the category for military questions so I posted it under this category. If a soldier is injured during ADT orders, and the projected medical leave goes pass the last date of the orders, how does the soldier request pay after the orders end if they can not return to their regular job outside the reserves during that period? (ie LOD...)

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I did not draw any pay from the military for five years,72-77,

I did not draw any pay from the military for five years,72-77, due to my daughter having to be kept in a sterile environment and finance told me that they had to take all of my pay because CHAMPUS could not pay for all of the expensive care. A retired Smgr told me they were wrong and that I could get all my pay back with interest but a VA rep. told me that the Army would not have those records anymore

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My husband was ETC(SW)Michael Gorchinski, USN and was killed

My husband was ETC(SW)Michael Gorchinski, USN and was killed in the terrorist bombing of the Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon October 23, 1983.I have been receiving all of my survivor benefits for 24 years. I once remarried for a brief year in 1985 and my benefits were fully re-instated after that marriage ended in 1986. I have remained UN-married since 1986. Two weeks ago I went to get my ID card renewed and they informed me I was not eligible for medical, only commissary and exchange privileges and took my ID card away. I have made numerous calls to the VA, Tricare, DEERS and Champva and they either state me the regulations valid today or say that I simply am not eligible for medical coverage since I was remarried which ended in divorce.My family has sacrificed a great deal for this country and to have the VA turn my life upside down by denying my benefits after all these years is a travesty. I am hoping you can help me unravel the red tape and straighten this out.

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I recently retired from the military. I separated from the

I recently retired from the military. I separated from the regular army in 1987. Joined the national guard the next month, I was discharged from the guard and transfered to the inactive reserve which I was discharged from there a year later. My ex-spouse divorced me and left me to raise 4 children, the divorce was granted in 1996. I went back into the national guard in 2006 to finish my retirement, my question is since I was totally out of the military when she divorced me, is she entitled to any of my retirement pay. Some how she has gotten a ID card for champus and getting better medical benefits better than I am. How is this?

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My husband, age 64, has been medically retired from the army

My husband, age 64, has been medically retired from the army since his sericre in the Vietnam War, for which he receives around $1394 a month. After 38 years and 6 children, he is divorcing me. I am 60. Am I entitled to access to Champus - which he is going back on - or any monthly payment, especially if he should die? Thank you.

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I am a disabled vet at 100% disablity,I have a handcap daughter

I am a disabled vet at 100% disablity,I have a handcap daughter who is also 100%,My wife is currently going through testing for maybe throat cancer.Does a spouse and daughter get any healthcare?

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I devorced my husband, a now retired military member and filed

I devorced my husband, a now retired military member and filed the devorce papers (awarding me ALL military benefits due as a result of 18 years of marriage and 50% of retirement funds)retirementsat the finance center located at the now closed Lowry AFB. My ex has been retired for over 10 years now---I never received any monies after his retirement. I called different finance centers through the years to no avail. However, I recently filled out forms from the internet and another certfied copy of the devorce and finally received a response that I will be receiving an allotment-----my questions are: 1) how do request the funds from 10 years back? 2) I receive a notice requesting additional court order specifically addressng SBP---how do I do this? 3) How do apply for a retired spouse ID card, 3) how do I enroll in DEERS?

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I am a former veteran, was married 21 years to a Air Force

I am a former veteran, was married 21 years to a Air Force officer whom completed his 30 years of service. He did I believe 15 years active duty, then 15 years active reserve duty. Retired rank as Lt. Col. My question is, when we divorced, I receive spousal maintenance until the time I receive a portion of his military retirement. At what age do I become eligible to receive these benefits? Also, I was told I would get medical coverage thru Champus, how do I go about doing that as well, I just turned 55 in January?

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I have been married going on 20 yrs we were legaly seperated

I have been married going on 20 yrs we were legaly seperated at 13. He was in the military for 4 yrs before we married. Can I keep my medical ID card if we get divorced now are how much longer do I have to stay married. He is retired now.

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