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Does my wife's VA disability benefit count as income when

Does my wife's VA disability benefit count as income when calculating the maintenance I have to pay her? It's none taxable.

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My wife and I are pending a divorce> I am an E-8 stationed

Hello my wife and I are pending a divorce> I am an E-8 stationed in Korea currently and we have 2 children 1 mine 1 a step son. I am trying to establish what financial resources I must properly provide her. She currently resides in an off post House we rent paid for by the BAH.

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There are a multitude of issues but to name a few. My

There are a multitude of issues but to name a few. My husband is active duty soon to be medically retired. He is diagnosed with ptsd and depression ( and numerious other things). He has attempted suide twice , upon his return to duty he has been harrassed , by his command,such comments include being offered razor blades or being asked why he "scratched" himself. Im sure i dont need to remind you of the huge suicide epidemic facing the military as well as the "campaing" in prevention. Obviuosly this has put a huge wrench in our family functionality. Our most recent events is my husband being advised he was sexually assulted by a VA doctor. This once again is just a taste. I understand sovereign immunity but i beleive our situation to beyond the scopeJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: We are stationed in NY but are residents of ORJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not verbal. Only email inquiresJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Like i said this runs much deeper than what i briefly explained

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We are both retired military members. Husband retired 1996.

We are both retired military members. Husband retired 1996. Wife in 2005. Prior to marrying in 2000, we executed a prenuptial agreement stating that in event of divorce, neither would be entitled to the other's military pension acct. In 2001, he was hired into government civil service under the spousal preference program. He, solely, have made contributions as I paid all household operations costs. Is TSP account considered a marital asset or an extension of his military retirement/pension.

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How does it take to start off in the military as a private

How long does it take for someone to start off in the military as a private and work their way up to where they can retire as a Captain? Thank you.

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1. I am a civil service employee coved by FERS since

1. I am a civil service employee coved by FERS since 08/2001.2. I also retired from the US Navy in 1999 and receive military retirement benefits.3. I have a 100% VA service connected disability rating and accordingly receive VA compensation and Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP).4. I am 56 years of age.5. I have made the required military service deposit to include my military time as credible service for FERS retirement. I realize that in order to combine military and FERS time I will have to waive my military retirement pay when I retire from civil service on 12/31/2016. However, in my case the waiver of military retired pay in favor of the combined FERS annuity resulting from it results in higher annuity than keeping the military and FERS retirements separate.6. My questions are as follow:• Will waiving my military retirement pay result in loss of any of my other military retiree benefits, for example, TRICARE, Commissary, etc.?• Will waiving my military retirement pay result in any loss to my VA disability benefits?7. I have been unable to find any reference material that directly addresses my questions and hope that you can answer them and provide me references for the answers.

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I am a former spouse I was married 21 years married 1983

I am a former spouse I was married 21 years married 1983 divorced 2004. in the divorce decree I was awarded 1/2 of his retirement from the Air National Guard. He stayed in a few more years after the divorce. A few months before he turned 60 I submitted the paper work to DFAS and they sent the a letter back that I need a retirement points worksheet because I wasn't married to him at his retirement. My lawyer retired and is no help now. For over a year now I have been trying to get the information needed with out success. Please help me. Wendy Gilstrap

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Same question as to whether as a military retiree I can

Same question as to whether as a military retiree I can apply for dual citizenship (U.S. Citizen/want to add New Zealand) without affecting my military retirement and my social security. I am 65 yrs old and am trying to find a definite answer? Thanks for your time!JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: I reside in New Zealand, my last home residence in the states was Virginia, and am originally from CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: What else does he need to know? I want to remain a U.S. Citizen and will retire back in the States one day...

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In a case of adultery and bringing charges against a

In a case of adultery and bringing charges against a military member in accordance with the UCMJ article 134, once an accusation is made, can it be retracted by the person making the accusation, in essence, like "dropping the charges" in a civilian court? At one point is the evidence presented and does this affect being able to drop the charges?

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