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I am a retired Veterans Administration employee. I retired

I am a retired Veterans Administration employee.I retired after 10 years with the VA based on aged requirement.My retirement was approved by my chain of command, and I out processed from the VA.During this time I became sick and did not submit my retirement paperwork to the personnel department until approximately 5 months later.The VA personnel office gave me a retirement date.When I retired I had accumulated almost 248 hours of annual leave and almost the same amount of sick leave.I was never paid for my annual leave nor was my sick leave applied toward my retirement.It has been over a year with me corresponding with VA payment personnel about my pay.They will not pay me.I would like to file a lawsuit against the VA for all back pay (annual and sick) and accumulated interest.Do I have a case?How can I get paid?Thank you

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Due to clerical errors on a reenlistment bonus I was due

Due to clerical errors on a reenlistment bonus I was due almost 3 years ago I had to appeal it to army review board and it's now been over a year waiting on that decision which had currently held up a second reenlistment bonus. I am about to sign another contact for another bonus which will be held until they decide on the first reenlistment bonus. Three years of waiting and I'm still waiting. Can i sue for interest and aggravation. I did nothing to void any of my contracts. JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? Customer: Ny JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this? Customer: It's out of their hands JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you? Customer: Seeing as it's at the Pentagon waiting for a decision

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I was sued by another servicemember (navy) for property

Hello I was sued by another servicemember (navy) for property damage. He was a coworker in the same department and asked me to help him with a tune up on his vehicle. Weeks later his engine blew. I notified him of previous existing issues with his jeep early In the repair they could cause problems, he didn't attend to them and I'm sure that's why he has the damages. He's suing me for the amount of the engine replacement which is around 4 thousand dollars and the judge awarded him half because he had several receipts from several places. How am I responsible? No money or contract was involved and I'm trying to apprally this rulingJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: VirginiaJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: When I was seeking council the attorney said he'd be stealing my money if he took the case cause I didn't need a lawyer.

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If I have a job offer from a police department after passing

If I have a job offer from a police department after passing background phase and all other requirements, could I get an earlier separation to start the police academy? For example I've already served 4 1/2 years, and have less than 6 months left on contract. Would I be able to get an earlier separation to attend police academy in June Or July even though my actual separation is September (not including 40 leave days saved up)JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Not completely as I just recently completed background phase.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't have the job offer yet (I have conditional job offer from Sheriff) I'm asking for future reference.

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I need clarification of a paragraph in my final divorce

I need clarification of a paragraph in my final divorce decree 1995. i tried to get it worded correctly but can't tell if it hurts or helps me. I can email the whole contract (3 Pages) last page only signatures. here is is:11. The court shall reserve jurisdiction over the issue of themilitary retirement to adjust the tentative percentage set forth aboveso that the respondent bears none of the cost of SBP for the petitioner and to fix the actual amount of divisible retirement income based on any disability that the respondent might receive upon or after his actual retirement. She elected the Gillmore option and receives 696.94 and has been since 1994. I have just been appoved for CRSC and I am a 100% combat disabled vet served 1972-1997. Can she still collect. I am collecting CRSC, VA benefits, and social security and she is well to do. She moved out of the house while I was fighting Desert Storm.

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If a soldier has served 2 honorable active duty contracts,

If a soldier has served 2 honorable active duty contracts, how would an other than honorable discharge from national guard affect earned benefits?

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I'm in the navy reserves. If the navy claims it made a

I'm in the navy reserves. If the navy claims it made a mistake and enlisted me, do they have to honor the contract I signed?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No. I don't feel they would have my best interest at heart. If I'm all of a sudden discharged without any knowledge, then it's too late to do anything about.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I am interested in ending an officer contract, stateside, I

I am interested in ending an officer contractJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I am at grad school now, so I don't really have a chain of commandJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have completed my initial 5 years of service, so this is a second contract

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Are you overseas or stateside? my issue is complicated,

helloJA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?Customer: my name is NadiaJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: my issue is complicated, first of all I am statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: yes I just graduated from recruit trainingJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: but I was serving in the Army reserves before enlisting into the Marine Corps

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