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I am being involuntary separated from the service due to the

I am being involuntary separated from the service due to the current drawdown. I am interested on appealing my case because i have no derogatory or bad evaluations from my supervisors. Do you think it will be possible to appeal and be retained in the service?

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The state of Utah does not charge income tax on military retirement

The state of Utah does not charge income tax on military retirement pay. Are VSI payments considered retirement pay? In my case, I can not draw retirement pay until VSI is repaid.

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i had a approve early retirment from dept of the army it been

i had a approve early retirment from dept of the army it been over ten years can i still change my staus

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i am looking for an expert in military retirement, specifically

i am looking for an expert in military retirement, specifically with respect to variable separation incentive plans.. According to military law ( as far as I can tell), in order to be eligible for my spouse's retirement benefits I must have been married for 10 years of active duty. The dates on his retirement benefits statement have him listed as "Active Duty from May 79-Oct 94" the second line, which designates his reserve time "Nov 94-Oct 95" lists three months of active duty and 9 months of credited reserve time... My question is whether or not the three months of active duty ( which he took as leave) are counted when totaling the amount of active duty time in which we were married...by the way marriage was from Jan 84 through Oct 2005. He retired from the reserves in 2009

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Q Do I have any recourse to repaying the severance payment

Q: Do I have any recourse to repaying the severance payment I received now that I'm eligible to my RC annunity? I was involuntarily separated from active duty at the rank of Captain [failure to promote] in 1988 [at the front end of the major RIF that took place from 1988 - 1992]. I received a $30K [before taxes] separation/severance payment. I joined the Army Reserve shortly afterward and served for 19 years until my MRD in Jan 2005. I was only 56 and not eligible to receive my reserve pension until Jan 2009 which is significantly less than my AC constituents. In mid April 2010 I received notification from Defense Finance Accounting Service that they were about to deduct $1500.00+ from my pension until they had recouped my $30K severance payment I received over 20 years ago. The letters acts as if I am receiving a full AC annuity, not the reduced RC annuity. The letter states in another paragraph recent changes in the law reducing my repayment to 40% of the original amount.

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I would like to determine if the % of payback for Voluntary

I would like to determine if the % of payback for Voluntary Separation Incentive (VSI) can be reduced or modified from the espoused 100%. I am going to apply for Reserve Retired pay having mety the requirements (20-year letter and 6998 points, also well past the age of 60 (67). I can find nothing that even alludes to reducing the computation. If I retire now, I will receive 6-years back pay, about $339K. However my 100% payback is $359K.

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My question concerns VSI recoupment. In short, I retired as

My question concerns VSI recoupment. In short, I retired as an officer from the Navy in 2006, I have been recieving VSI payments from 1992 until present resulting from service in the Air Force. Just yesterday, I recieved a letter from DFAS informing me that they are recouping the amount of VSI I recieved (76K) from my retirement pay. I looked at Enlisted Voluntary Separation Incentive Agreement I signed when I exited the Air Force in 1992, and indeed (I did not relaize this belive it or not) it does state that I have to pay back the VSI. My question is, do I have any recourse at all? I have been recieving this payment for over 16 years. I have been retired for two years, and now all of the sudden I get a letter in the mail stating that the Governement is going to take $1,447 a month out of my retirement. This could greatly affect my ability to maintain my financial obligations. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX

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My son has served in the National Guard for 4 years while

My son has served in the National Guard for 4 years while attending college and in ROTC. This summer he was diagnosed by a civilian doctor as a type 1 diabetic. He is scheduled to be commissioned in December. He went through a military physical during training this summer and his AIC was normal as was all his other tests that they performed. Failing to report what the civilian doctor found out is not an option he wants to do. If he reports the diagnosis what is the timeline for an MEB? When going through an MEB does all other processes get put on hold, such as his commissioning or basic officer course?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, he has discussed with his Unit Commander but not contacted JAG yet.JA: Has anything been officially filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No

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The military medical record I filled out when I joined six

The military medical record I filled out when I joined six years ago asks if I ever had depression. I was once diagnosed with it but stopped taking meds after a few days because it didn't do anything. I don't think my family doctor diagnosed me properly and I don't think I was ever depressed. Also, I answered no to the question if I ever got frequent or severe headaches. I got migraines once or twice a year, and went to the doctor for nausea shots. The migraines were mild to moderate. If I am about to be med boarded for a neurological issue, will any of this be an issue?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not that I can rememver

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