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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 retired military man divorced and my former spouse is

I am a retired military man divorced and my former spouse is receiving benefits. If I get married again will my new spouse receive any benefits.

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My Army husband soon to make Major in July and I just

My Army husband soon to make Major in July and I just separated. I would like to know what am I entitled to when we proceed with the divorce. He has been serving for 23 years,we were together for 3 years then married in 2003. We have no children together. Both our kids are adults. I have a difficult time understanding the procedures. Medical wise I use ventilator when I sleep and have asthma which requires me to use an inhaler and nebulizer. Will I loose my Tricare Prime when the divorce is finalized? I am now considered a senior. There is a 16 years difference in age. My husband being the younger.JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. I fear it would hurt me financially.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: He agreed to pay me 2400 till our separation of 1 year is over. He said that his deployment of 9 months last year plus his ILE classes of 3 month this year might be considered 1 year separation. We are being very civil about this divorce. I just want to make sure I am getting what I need out of this divorce. He agreed that I should stay in the house we bought till the separation is over in order for me to save. He will pay the utilities and the rest of the car payment which he bought for me. Next year it would be payed off. We are planning to sell our house in TX and NC after all this is over.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Allen M., Esq.

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If a military dependent child has felony conviction does he

If a military dependent child has felony conviction does he lose his eligibility, especially as concerns Tricare

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My wife is a military reservist, I have a lot of evidence

My wife is a military reservist, I have a lot of evidence including a texted admission of infidelity and pregnancy that she says is not mine (we are separated). Will her command hold her accountable to the ucmj and how so?

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Divorce decree states wife shall be entitled to ALL rights

Divorce decree states wife shall be entitled to ALL rights and priveleges under USFSPA. Does this mean she can come after my retirement at any time if no specific amount or percentage is stated. We agreed only for commissary, BX, and medical under 20-20-20. Thanks

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Allen M., Esq.

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My husband and I were married years. He is divorcing

My husband and I were married for 34 years. He is divorcing me, he was retired from the service of 20 years we are married for 19 years and 8 months during the time of his service I'm I entitled to medical be ideas even after divorce?

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My husband has had an affair with two married women who were

My husband has had an affair with two married women who were also in the military. The first one actually worked under him and was stationed on a cutter with him. They were gone for 6 months at a time and the relationship went on over a year and she harassed me, called me names, etc. after we transferred. My husband convinced me to stay and give him another chance, said all the normal nonsense. We had two kids and I had been very ill causing multiple surgeries. Anyway I moved with him and was doing everything to save my marriage only to find out that not even six months later he started an affair with the nurse from my doctors office. This relationship went on for 3 years and I had no idea because I was friends with this woman. She had access to my medical records etc and is part of a large family that are now lying about me and humiliating me on the island we lived on. We transferred and so much more has come out but my children are adults now and my husband up and retired out of the blue with only 5 years to go before his 30. He says if I leave him I will get nothing and he cant get in to any trouble!JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No and sorry for throwing that at you. Im sure I didn't make a lot of sense. I just want to know if he truly can get away with all of this? He is trying to force me to stay claiming he never had any intention of leaving me.JA: Is there anything else the Military Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: Oh yeah, there is a lot I have found out and a pattern of behavior that started not long after we married. I have to retired military members that were his supervisors that are telling me he was talked to by both of them (different states and people involved) about inappropriate behavior with women that worked with him. Don't get me wrong he never chases them they always seem to go after him! Only because he manipulates them into feeling sorry for him because he is in a loveless marriage to a woman he never wanted or loved but because of the kids couldn't leave etc etc.JA: I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and connect you two.

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I am a military spouse, can I still get military medical

I am a military spouse, can I still get military medical benefits if lf we arelegally separated in the State of California?

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