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I have a DD214 with entry level separation, separation

I have a DD214 with entry level separation, separation authority AFR 39-10 and reenlistment of 2c. What does all this meanJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: I was discharged in texasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not sureJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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MGIBill does it expire? Can it be willed? California, I have

MGIBill does it expire? Can it be willed?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have notJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Does the GI bill become void with a BCD?JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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My son, who has been in the Arkansas National Guard, has

My son, who has been in the Arkansas National Guard, has been, or is on the verge of being discharged from the US Army, for depression. He was at AIT and some circumstances arose that just pushed him over the edge of depression. The medical team can recommend a "517" discharge. Will he lose his benefits? He has no disciplinary actions and the simple fact is he couldn't pass his final PT test after 68-W training (5th in the class). I am worried he will lose all his benefits.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: He is in Texas at Ft. Sam but lives in Little Rock and is a member of the Arkansas Nat'l Guard.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: We are talking with the IG office at Ft. Sam. His National Guard liason at the base is worthless, as in unreachable.JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this.Customer: Oh, really... and this will cost money right?JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: during the final PT test, he tried to cut off a half lap and was caught and subsequently lied about it to the 1st Sergeant. They saber rattled for a while about Chapter 13 and Article 15 but that was to scare him. He admitted to cheating and lying to the Sergeant. The IG official spoke to the 1st sergeant and he is just pissed Sean lied but stated that Sean was very much "worth saving" as a soldierJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.Customer: Sean is an EMT in private life. And he was fifth in his 68-W class at AIT. He would be out of there today except for the PT run... and at the time, he was under medical care for pneumonia

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I will be getting separated at my PRD under general under honorable

I will be getting separated at my PRD under general under honorable conditions. Will I still be eligible for my 9/11 GI Bill?JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Military Lawyer can help you best. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: I am being separated at my PRD for failure to comply with the family care plan. I will be separated under general under honorable conditions. I will be getting out with 3 years and 5 months of serviceJA: Is there anything else the Military Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: NoJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I am separating from the Army and just had some questions

I am separating from the Army and just had some questions regarding benefits and whatnot at the VA because I am also pregnantJA: The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: Only the legal assistant on post and he was no help. Basically told me to figure it out. I'm been running around like crazy trying to find answers but I keep getting snowballed and I will be flying out in a few days.JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Is there anything else the Military Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: I'm not sure if this is important but I got a General under honorable conditions dischargeJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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While in the military i have been diagnosed with anxiety and

hello, while in the military i have been diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks along with mild ptsd... "they cant figure out what has been causing it"... anyways i am prescribed Paxil for it now an have been on if for over a year now and it helps a lot. i only have one more year of service and am getting out. my question is will the military still provide my prescription at no cost to me or will i have to see civilian doctors and pay out of pocket for it. i am afraid of not having it due to my panic attacks being so bad.JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: well i have been seeing behavior health on an off now for a coupe years and due to my panic attacks and anxiety i am no longer able to be a crew member on an aircraft due to it. i am a Blackhawk mechanic and use to be able to fly in them it also causes me to have heart palpitations but i went to a specialist and they said my heart was just fineJA: OK got it. Last thing — Military Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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I am in the Navy and facing an Admin Sep/Involuntary Sep,

I am in the Navy and facing an Admin Sep/Involuntary Sep, due to BCA failures. From the research that I have done, I know that it is possible for me to receive a full honorable discharge. Not being able to meet the body weight standards is the only "negative" thing, I have on my service record. I have performed within standards on everything else.Other than that, I do have a few questions:1) Do you know if my command decides what type of separation I will receive, or will someone from "Big Navy"?2) By the time I find out if I am getting separated or not, I will have only serviced 3yr and 5 months of a 4 year enlistment. This is also my first enlistment. Will that have any affect on what benefits I will receive? I am mostly concerned about the GI Bills. Will it also affect what type of discharge I will receive?3) If I receive a discharge that is less than honorable, is there anyway I can "fight" it?I ask only because I have not received consent definitive info. Also because, I know two former sailors, both who were discharged because for not meeting the weight standards. Both received different discharges.One was separated with an honorable discharge, with all their benefits. They were on their first enlistment and did not finish their enlistment. They had completed 3 yrs and 6 months of a 4 year enlistment.The other sailor was on their second enlistment and received a General (under honorable conditions) separation. I don't know if something else that played into that decisions. And it's really any of my business.Thank you in advance for your help.

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I have Renlisted twice and now getting discharged with a

I have Renlisted twice and now getting discharged with a general discharge after ten years of service is there anything I can do to get the GI bill.

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I'm facing admin Sep a treatment failure at sarps. I have

I'm facing admin Sep for being a treatment failure at sarps. I have five months left until I eas. I was a self referral and this is the first alcohol related anything. Would I be able to fight and win?

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