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If a person gets an honorable discharge from 8+ years of

If a person gets an honorable discharge from 8+ years of active duty service and receives a 50% disability rating from the VA and goes into the guard but receives an OTH (or worse) from Guard service, will they lose their disability compensation?

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I am stateside and have been separated since june of 2006, I

Hello sir,JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: I am stateside and have been separated since june of 2006, I have done private contracting overseas for many yrs after active duty, currently hold a USCG Captains lic as well,. I am lookin into buying a house and also using post 9/11 GI bill but was informed that general under honorable conditions will not work to receive such things. My separation code is JKK , yes I realize that it was a mistake and was actually in a pastry I ate at a wake for my cousin who was KIA in the Marine Corps. Of course that doesn't change the fact I d id fail a urinalysis but can I still have it changed to a honorable?JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I'm no longer active sirJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no ma'am

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I am currently looking at the answer to a question that was

I am currently looking at the answer to a question that was answered seven years ago. My question was answered satisfactorily for the most part, my only question now is if it's still true one retains all benefits earned from a prior honorable discharge. Thank you!JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Yes, and while they have told me that I would (including a JAG) I wanted to know from another party as well.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not particularly; my only real concern at this point is my GI bill eligibility.

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How does the Uniform Services Former Spouse Protectiion Act

How does the Uniform Services Former Spouse Protectiion Act work in the state of Arizona? I read that all states have one method or another of granting the division of military pensions as marital property during a divorce.

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I've been in the army for 2 years and they are trying to

Hey, I've been in the army for 2 years and they are trying to give me a chapter 14-12b for patterns of misconduct for 2 FTRs. Will I be able to get my G.I. Bill?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Yes. My SGT said that I shouldn't do anything crazy because it's stil "honorable"JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Umm. Basically that I would like to know the plausibility of me reviving GI benefits & if not. What can I do now to get education benefits before I'm chaptered out

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I have 8 years reserve contract. What are the disadvantages

I have 8 years reserve contract. What are the disadvantages if i get separated from army due to pt fail. It will be chapter 13 and honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable condition. It has been about 2 and half years since i signed up.

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I am in the Army, have served almost 6 years. I was

I am in the Army, have served almost 6 years. I was originally infantry then switched to EOD. I was changing my MOS again, unfortunately received a DUI 2 weeks before graduation. I have had no previous run ins with law enforcement, no previous UCMJ action, and outperformed my peers in military courses. I am not sure if they will discharge me. I know I am getting a GOMOR, but worried if I get a discharge, that it won't be Honorable. I understand it as receiving honorable is what i need for the GI bill. No one was injured in the dui case but my car was totaled. In your experience, what is the latest trend for punishments like this?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Arizona is where the dui took place. Fort *****, *****tucky is where I'm stationedJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Yes, my commander told me that I'm getting a gomor but that's all he knowsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think that's it

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I am applying for a hardship discharge, which my chain of

I am applying for a hardship discharge, which my chain of command is convinced i will get due to the circumstances. I have been in the marine corps for two years. What percentage of my gi bill should i getJA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Military Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: how long does that takeJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: yesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I am retiring in two weeks. My ex will be receiving 45% of

Sir, I am retiring in two weeks. My ex will be receiving 45% of my retirement by court order. However, she is also seeking $1,800 a month in permanent spousal support plus half her attorney's fees! If I cannot or do not pay her spousal support, will I lose my half of retirement or my anticipated VA disability or Post 911 GI Bill benefits?Very respectfully,David W. AtkinsSFC, USAFormer USMCemail:***@******.***

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