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My son was injured during AIT. He has suffered a severe

My son was injured during AIT. He has suffered a severe concussion and lost use in his left hand, meaning his thumb and pointer finger still work but not the other three fingers. He was hit on the back of his head just under his helmet by a Humvee door while sitting in the gunner seat. The doctor told him he may have to consider being discharged via medical or general. We assume this is all being evaluated at this point, and maybe it just delays his OSUT graduation. But the question is, what is an advisable path to follow. We have told him not to sign anything since he is still suffering from the symptoms of the concussion.JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: Stateside.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No. We just learned of this yesterday. The incident happened about 5 days ago.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not at this point.

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My daughter was injuryed at boot camp that day they are

My daughter was injuryed at boot camp that day they are giving her a ch 11 discharge and she had reenlist in a year but what I am reading this is total creep. She injuries her knee and has several stress fractures in her legs and groin. I am afraid they are being dishonest with her.JA: What state are you in? And has anything been officially filed?Customer: I am in New Mexico and she is at fort Leonardwood. They sent her home for a month and she recovered but not the knee. I asked her if she could speak to a jag office but they told her no. I don't think she can reenlist with a chapter 11 and I am afraid they are doing this so the do not have to provide medical care for the injuryJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No I don't even know where to startJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just that after she returned they told her she may need knee surgery and they were going I medically discharge but know they have change what they are telling her

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A friend was divorced from his wife several years ago. he

a friend was divorced from his wife several years ago. he was involuntarily honorably discharged from the service after 18 years. the divorce was final the following month. the papers say she is to receive her portion (Seifert formula = 50%) should he "retire from the service." he did not retire. he was involuntarily discharged. he has, of course, not been paying her anything. he receives a VA disability payment as his source of income. now, several years have passed and he has the opportunity to (possibly) have his discharge corrected to "medical" discharge or "medical" retirement due to injuries sustained while active duty. if he is granted the "medical retirement" will he be compelled to pay her half of the retirement pay and half of the "back pay?"

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My son graduated navy boot camp and may be subject to

my son graduated navy boot camp and may be subject to medical discharge for a "heart murmur" is there anything we can do to advice him through the process. he'd very much like to stayJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: statesideJA: 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: no

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My son is currently into his sixth week in basic and has a"

My son is currently into his sixth week in basic and has a " stress fracture to his pelvis " he tells us they may give him a medical discharge or he may just give up and quit ( which I explained to him there is no such thing as quitting ) it would be an ELS which is not a good thing . he also says hes being treated like shit by fellow recruits because hes injured ( which I have written to him to be more specific .) my question is if Medical discharge is it true he will get no benefits because he was only in for six weeks before getting injured ?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: He is statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: keep getting stonewalled , I left message for his Company CO and called his recruiter who informed me they left a message for BATTALION COJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I have a son who was told that the army may be initiating a

I have a son who was told that the army may be initiating a chapter 14 . Last summer you had 2 civilians charged that were dismissed. Prior to that he was 6 weeks out from a medical retirement. What should he do from here. How likely is this to be done?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: It's for my so and his commander told him today. It is being initiated at the brigade level.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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MY DAD WAS IN THE ARMY AND THE CAUSE OF SEPERATION IS,

MY DAD WAS IN THE ARMY AND THE CAUSE OF SEPERATION IS, AR615-361. CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT THIS MEANS. THANK YOYJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: MY DAD IS DEAD AND DISCHARGED IN 1944 AND I JUST REALLLY WANT TO GET SOME CLOSURE. THANK YOUJA: 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: HE WAS VERY ILL AND WANTED TO KNOW IF THIS WAS THE REASON.

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My fiancé was in the army for 24 years and was medically

My fiancé was in the army for 24 years and was medically discharged for PTSD and back and leg issues. He is 100% disabled and was promised in writing at the time of his discharge that he was entitled to his military pension. Now the government has sent him a letter stating that he is not entitled to it and want him to payback $57,790 and have started to garnish his social security disability payments. This has caused his PTSD to become much worse and caused financial hardship and ruined his credit score.JA: What state is this in? And when did the issue begin?Customer: In Michigan and they started in June of this year and they started garnishment in December 2016JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: He has spoken to a VA Rep. and has recently sent out certified letters to congressmen Wallbergs office, dept. of treasury, Jeff Chappelow chief congressional liaison office.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: At least 3 other of his fellow army men are also having this happen to them.

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Can the military hold me past my medical discharge date for

Can the military hold me past my medical discharge date for an NCIS investigation?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: I'm in HawaiiJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I haven't been charged with anyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's pretty much it

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