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I have a situation currently going on and was wondering if

Hello, I have a situation currently going on and was wondering if you could help with an answer. I was in the army national guard and was activated for a tour to Iraq/Kuwait. Long story short, I had a summary court martial and a part of the condition was to receive an OTH. Upon returning to demob for processing with a captain O3, and sergeant first class E7, I was waiting for my discharge. The brigidar general never signed my separation packet, and I received an honorable discharge. Upon return to my home unit, they learned of what happened and discharged me from the national guard with an other than honorable discharge. This happened in 2007. I decided in 2012 to go to the VA and see if I were eligible for education benefits. I was told that the OTH does not matter, and the only thing they can consider is the active duty time, which was just over 12 months. I have been using the post 9/11 Gi bill and was told by my therapist I should file a disability claim with the VA for my service related conditions. Ptsd, torn meniscus that occurred during my tour, etc... I recently received a letter from the va claims rating officer saying that the military has said that my service was not "honorable" and that I need to provide evidence to get a characterization of service. I am confused as to how I am eligible for the post 9/11 GI bill but not service connected disability. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a reentry code 4 for separation code jkk (thc.) I'm

I have a reentry code 4 for separation code jkk (thc.) I'm not seeing that recode in relation to drug abuse. However, it is related to homosexual misconduct, which is not the reason for my separation (nor relevant to myself as a person.) Just wondering how I can get the answer to what my recode details.JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: State side veteran, I'm in colordao.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I've been out for almost 4 years, I had to learn the ropes before I could notice mistakes.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, I qualified for my 30/30 g.I. bill (I have written confirmation from my base education department) and I'm only receiving 80%. My va liason is a joke, the majority are.

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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 am seperating with general discharge under honorable, but

i am seperating with general discharge under honorable, but i have had honorable discharges in the past, am i still eligible for gi bill benefits?

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I'm in the military and I am getting out this year and got

I'm in the military and I am getting out this year and got assigned BCP. Do you know what kind of discharge I'm going to get and if I get any benefits? Thank you for your timeJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: About what kind of discharge it will be?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Does this cost money?

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I am 1 month from retirement. I am about to be flagged for

I am 1 month from retirement. I am about to be flagged for AR600-9. Is there any loss of benefits from retiring and having the flag transfered over?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Yes and no one seems to have a real answer other than the flag transfers over. Google has come up with nothing only that flags transferJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, just basically wanna know if this will stop GI bill or any other possible benefits

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I was in active duty 8 years honorable discharge joined the

I was in active duty 8 years honorable discharge joined the guard had a rough transition father dying what not spent savings on funeral made a mistake and popped hot in national guard will I lose my active benefits I'm afraid I won't be able to use gi bill or my VA benefits I already have can this happen?

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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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