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I am a vet from the Army 1972 to 1976. I am 62 years old and

I am a vet from the Army 1972 to 1976. I am 62 years old and recently (Oct 20th 2016) had a heart attack and had two stents put in. A friend told me that I may qualify for a military disability . Is he correct, and if so where should I go to get this benefit ?

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I am currently looking at the answer to a question that was

I am currently looking at the answer to a question that was answered seven years ago. My question was answered satisfactorily for the most part, my only question now is if it's still true one retains all benefits earned from a prior honorable discharge. Thank you!JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Yes, and while they have told me that I would (including a JAG) I wanted to know from another party as well.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not particularly; my only real concern at this point is my GI bill eligibility.

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Is this free to ask a question? so it does cost to talk to

is this free to ask a question?JA: The military lawyer's require payment for their services. It's way less expensive on JustAnswer than face-to-face would cost.Customer: so it does cost to talk to you or ask a question?JA: There is no charge to talk to me. But I'm not the military lawyer.Customer: your just a secretary?JA: Have you talked to a JAG attorney or anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No been out for 40 yearsJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: in usaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I was in the USMC in 1976 was in about 40 days I got injured hernia issue,,, I decided it best for me to see my own doctor, they gave me a DD214 and an Honorable discharge dd256, Under Medical issue I assume.. according to the VA if you served before 1980 there is no certain time that needs to be served to get VA benefits.. I was wondering what my chances are of being able to get VA medical care or other benefits. Length of Service Prior to September 8, 1980, there was no minimum length of service necessary to be considered a veteran for most VA benefits. However, for an individual who enlisted after September 8, 1980, there are now certain minimum length of service requirements. The general requirement is either 24 months of continuous active duty or the “full period” for which the servicemember was called or ordered to active duty.14 .. thanks you very much

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I'm currently in the Air National Guard under a 6 year

I'm currently in the Air National Guard under a 6 year enlistment contract. I missed a drill and was told by my commander that if I kept missing drill that they could do an involuntary discharge (other than Honorable conditions). I only missed once so far. My question overall is, I was prior active duty AF and did my full 6 year enlistment and received an Honorable Discharge and coded as a 1J on my DD 214. In the worst case scenario I would I still be able to keep all my benefits I earned while on active duty if I received an OTH discharge from the Guard? Thanks!

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I have 24 years in the military and am eligible for

I have 24 years in the military and am eligible for retirement. I failed a UA. If a separation board decides to separate me or court marshal finds me guilty, will I lose my retirement and VA benefits?

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I served in the National Guard from 1962 thru 1968. I did 6

Hello, I served in the National Guard from 1962 thru 1968. I did 6 months active duty from Sept. 1962 to March 1963. Do I qualify for any medicial benefits such as dental care or prescription drug cost help?Thank you.

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I am retired medically from the Army, I have all the

I am retired medically from the Army, I have all the paperwork showing that I used due diligence to say I was getting the money from my retirement plus my VA benefits, now after almost two years and 43,322.00 later they state that I should not have been paid, I am in the process of sending all documentation to the Congress women for our district. I don't have the kind of money want back I am mostly crippled, and mentally unstable all together 100% on VA side, on top of all this my wife is dying from stage 4 Breast lung bone and brain cancer I need to find any options possible.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: The VA wants to help me put a congressional letter together, and I had my 1SG take the paperwork into DFAS they looked over the paperwork and everywhere on there shows I was to receive it.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Nothing, I would just appreciate some help, I'm just about at my ropes in.

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My husband of 36 years is 100% disabled vet and also

My husband of 36 years is 100% disabled vet and also receives state disability each month. He has developed a severe gambling addiction. He has ruined our finances. I am retired with a part time job. I need my VA benefits for insurance. I would like to get a legal separation from him to protect myself. He has opened many credit cards with my name also and run up the balance. I don't want to be responsible for anymore of his debts. He blows around 1500. gambling. Will a legal separation protect me?JA: What state is this in? And when did the issue begin?Customer: Arkansas and almost three years ago. He hid for a while.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No, as he is retired and 100 % DisabledJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, I just need to know my rights.

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Transfer from California NG to IRR due to school and financial problem

I have a question about transferring from California National Guard to IRR because of financial and school problem if that's possibleI talked to my training NCO about doing SUTA on my current school schedule but he said there's possibility they can't give me the days next year and my NG schedule is complicating with my school schedule. I already did 3 1/2 years active duty.

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