How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
A new question is answered every 9 seconds
Ask a Military Law question
Type Your Military Law Question Here...
characters left:
Military Lawyers are Online Now

Military Involuntary Separation

What is an involuntary separation?

Involuntary separation is when an officer is involuntarily discharged from the military. Individuals may be given certain benefits when they are separated involuntarily from the forces. One needs to understand what these benefits may be and under what circumstances would one qualify for them. Experts have answered below some questions regarding involuntary separation.

For how long should an individual serve in the armed forces to be eligible for the involuntary separation pay?

An individual may have to serve for a period of 6 years in the armed forces to be eligible for involuntary separation. This requirement may not be waived. However, an individual may not get the pay if they haven’t served for a minimum period of 6 years.

Would an individual be eligible for separation pay if they served for more than 6 years in a reserve unit?

If an individual served in the reserved unit for more than 6 years, in many cases the individual may not be eligible for separation pay. They may have to have served in active duty in order to get separation pay.

Would a service member get involuntary separation pay if the individual was discharged for misconduct?

Often, a service member may not receive separation pay if they were discharged from the forces for misconduct.

Under what circumstances would an officer qualify for involuntary separation pay?

An individual may qualify for involuntary separation pay under the following circumstances:
• He/she serves active duty for a period of minimum 6 years
• He/she receives either honorable or general discharge from the forces
• He/she is separated involuntarily from the forces either due to denial of re-enlistment, denial of continuation of duty or a full time National Guard duty
• He/she has a written agreement with the military that he/she will serve in the ready reserve for a minimum period of 3 years after he/she is separated from active duty.

What amount would an individual receive as separation pay if they have served as an E-4 in the Navy for a period of 8 years?

If an individual served as an E-4 in the navy for a period of 8 years, he/she may get an amount of $21,298 as separation pay.

Would an officer receive involuntary separation pay if she was separated from the military due to a pregnancy?

A separation from the military due to a pregnancy may be considered to be a voluntary separation. Hence, the officer may not receive any involuntary separation pay.

How much time would the army have to give an individual his/her separation pay?

There may not be any statute of limitations on the separation pay that is to be paid to an officer. However, unless there is any dispute or issue with the pay, it may be given along with the officer’s final paycheck.

Would an individual get separation pay if they were discharged because they failed to pass the PFT?

If an officer is discharged for failure to pass a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT), he/she may not be eligible for the separation pay.

You may either be eligible for all the benefits or some of the benefits of involuntary separation depending on your situation or experience in the military. Considering the different rules and conditions of the military, it can sometimes get tiring and confusing to figure out what constitutes involuntary separation and whether you would be eligible for its benefits or not. You may speak to an Expert if you have any questions or need any kind of clarifications about involuntary separation.
Ask a Military Law question
Type Your Military Law Question Here...
characters left:
Military Lawyers are Online Now

How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
< Last | Next >
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
  • He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here. Diane Dallas, TX
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21216
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FO/fordguy4u/2011-12-17_222940_HPIM1257.64x64.JPG Ron's Avatar

    Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21216
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lyeung1/2010-07-25_032152_tn_IMG_0241.JPG Dr. Y.'s Avatar

    Dr. Y.

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    18396
    I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/docjohn174/2008-12-13_170143_johnask.jpg John's Avatar

    John

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13453
    Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/multistatelaw/2011-11-27_173951_Tinaglamourshotworkglow102011.64x64.jpg Tina's Avatar

    Tina

    Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    8495
    JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/dermdoc19/2010-09-30_160749_Photo_122807_015.JPG dermdoc19's Avatar

    dermdoc19

    Dermatologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    3856
    30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BI/birddoctor/2012-6-22_173214_birddoctor.64x64.png Dr. Pat's Avatar

    Dr. Pat

    Bird Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3384
    25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Cat Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3299
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)