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I was married for 19 years to my husband. He has been in 44

I was married for 19 years to my husband. He has been in 44 years now and is the Adujant General for Oklahoma, Robbie Asher. Neither one of us retained a lawyer and are divorced a year this May... I have heard I could vacate the divorce since it was done by a bank notary and possibly obtain a portion of his retirement. Is this possible?JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: He is the COC... other than the Governor or NGB in DC I could try I guessJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I took $3,000 a month in alimony the rest of my life, in lieu of any of his retirement and have no health benefits, etc. had no lawyer at the time and was not thinking straight. Want to know if I shorted myself as it's hard to live on and pay for health care. The divorce is on in the OK Court Network under Robbie Asher vs Sharon Asher.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: Oklahoma, but I think the retirement may be a federal issue. He has active years of service... 26 years active and the civil service and federal technician pay. He will get over $150,000 a year or more in retirement.

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I was divorced in Georgia and my former spouse was awarded

I was divorced in Georgia and my former spouse was awarded 25% of my retirement income. A few years later I married an active duty member and we have been married for more than ten years. We are both retired and our now seeking divorce. She is an O-4 and I am an E-7. I was told I can seek 50% of her retirement while she is limited to only 25% of mine since I am already loosing 25% in my first settlement. Is this true and if so what laws or regulations govern this decision? I have read the USFSPA and did not find any language addressing this circumstance.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: We are both retired.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Like?

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I am a Air National Guardsman on active duty awaiting a MEB

I am a Air National Guardsman on active duty awaiting a MEB board for 3 service connected disabilities. I already have a VA rating of 100%. I expect my my military rating will certainly be in excess of 30%. Do I have to wait for age 60 before I get any benefits? I know I can get VA disability pay but I worry about medical coverage for my 2 dependents once im medically retired. All 3 of my board-able service connected issues occurred on active duty in the middle east. PTSD, TBI and residuals, Brain Neoplasm and residuals and my double knee issues will likely be added. The list on the VA side is much longer.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Im a Michigan Air National GuardsmanJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: They are uncooperative. My Dad initiated a JAG, IG and Congressional on the Medical Group as they took years in some cases to get LOD's signed and 5 years to get this med board going.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so, memory issues...lol

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Was force to retire from USAFR due to cancer. I was not

Was force to retire from USAFR due to cancer. I was not medically retired in 2014 because I was not on active duty. However, my doctor says it is more likely than not that I had the disease back in 2008/2009 while I was on active duty even though I was not diagnosed until 2011. Can I apply for a correction of military records to get retired with a medical retirement versus a regular reserve retirement?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I'm already retired and prior to that I was not allowed to participate for about a year once I had to go through a MEB.JA: 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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Phil We have talked before. I was the vet with the VA disab

Phil We have talked before. I was the vet with the VA disab increase from 50% to 100%. I am receiving concurrent ret pay and 50% VA disab. I was confirming that I should be entitled to continued concurrent pay with the increase. Also, is the "Unemployabilty" rating an option with that, or 100% is automatically considered unemployable?

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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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Shipmate, please help me. I filed for divorce and my wife's

Shipmate, please help me. I filed for divorce and my wife's response is to request spousal maintenance. Im retired navy and receive SSI and VA compensation and of course military retirement pay. I just need to plan on what to expect will be an amount and how long. Our date of marriage is 2010.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArizonaJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Im retiredJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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For P. We talked before about my VA disability As discussed,

For P Simmons. We talked before about my VA disability As discussed, I just received an increase from 50% to 100%, retroactive to 2011. The decision came from a hearing in December. I had received a letter telling me I would get only $ Now I have received a letter from the VA with a table using the words Total VA Benefit, Amount Withheld, Amount Paid, and Effective Date. The letter goes on to say "You are not allowed to receive full retired pay and full VA compensation at the same time...You may be eligible for full or partial concurrent receipt of VA compensation and military retired pay under the CRSC or CRDP programs. If your RPC determines the withholding from your VA compensation should be retroactively adjusted due to CRDP, VA will notified and will adjust your VA compensation accordingly. " Does this mean that I may not get full concurrent pay or that I have to wait to find out if I deserve it?

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