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I have a DD214 with entry level separation, separation

I have a DD214 with entry level separation, separation authority AFR 39-10 and reenlistment of 2c. What does all this meanJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: I was discharged in texasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not sureJA: 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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I purchased a home using my VA benefits and the home is in

Hello! I purchased a home using my VA benefits and the home is in my name. I got married shortly in 2010 after I purchased the house and now I'm divorcing. Is my spouse entitled to receive half of the equity in the house? Is there a veteran protection law? Thank you in advance.janice

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My son, who has been in the Arkansas National Guard, has

My son, who has been in the Arkansas National Guard, has been, or is on the verge of being discharged from the US Army, for depression. He was at AIT and some circumstances arose that just pushed him over the edge of depression. The medical team can recommend a "517" discharge. Will he lose his benefits? He has no disciplinary actions and the simple fact is he couldn't pass his final PT test after 68-W training (5th in the class). I am worried he will lose all his benefits.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: He is in Texas at Ft. Sam but lives in Little Rock and is a member of the Arkansas Nat'l Guard.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: We are talking with the IG office at Ft. Sam. His National Guard liason at the base is worthless, as in unreachable.JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this.Customer: Oh, really... and this will cost money right?JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: during the final PT test, he tried to cut off a half lap and was caught and subsequently lied about it to the 1st Sergeant. They saber rattled for a while about Chapter 13 and Article 15 but that was to scare him. He admitted to cheating and lying to the Sergeant. The IG official spoke to the 1st sergeant and he is just pissed Sean lied but stated that Sean was very much "worth saving" as a soldierJA: 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.Customer: Sean is an EMT in private life. And he was fifth in his 68-W class at AIT. He would be out of there today except for the PT run... and at the time, he was under medical care for pneumonia

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Spousel Benifits or Questions from Deceased X spouse . I was

Spousel Benifits or Questions from Deceased X spouse . I was a Ward of the State of Kansas ( Private Group Home) At age 16 yrs old, I ran away with Greg who was at that time 18 yrs old. We Married 9-30-1980. He later joined the Military. I was the moving Military spouse for 19 yrs 2 months. We had 2 children. We seperated off and on for the about 4 years. He had a Vasectomy. I got pregnant during this separation Not His Child). We divorced 10 months prior to his Military retirement. We remained "Close Friends" The following year we began discussing getting remarried, and planning our future. He died in a plain crash before we could make that happen. ( Within 3 months) I remained unmarried for over 5 years. And probably in " morning " for atleast 8 or 9 years. I remarried the Childs Father. Now that she has turned 18. I need out of this abusive relationship . I'm 54 years old. I have not worked since his passing. I was self employed and ran several successful businesses for over 10 years before his passing, but, closed them all as qwickly as possible after. ( I simply could not function) nor would I admit it to those I worked with. I fear not being able to support myself so I remain in this bad situation. If I divorce this jerk, am I entitled to any of Gregs Military benifits?JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Military Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else important you think the Military Lawyer should know?Customer: At age 18, I got my GED. During our 19 year Military Adventures we were usually stationed 4 years at each location. I usually worked unskilled labor positions and unemployed for long periods each time we moved. I took care of our two children and made sure they had as many advantages I could find. Swimming lessions, Guitar, Scouts, baseball, I flooded them with activities Greg took college classes part time for over 10 years. ( most paid by Military benifits. We had decided I would go to school after he got his commission or in a better financial position. He eventually received his Bachelor of Science degree. I didn't. He went on to work for Cisco ( Government Contact) So he went to work at the same base he had retired. USAF Fairbanks Alaska. I was on his life insurance policy. But that money is long gone.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. 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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I will be getting separated at my PRD under general under honorable

I will be getting separated at my PRD under general under honorable conditions. Will I still be eligible for my 9/11 GI Bill?JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Military Lawyer can help you best. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: I am being separated at my PRD for failure to comply with the family care plan. I will be separated under general under honorable conditions. I will be getting out with 3 years and 5 months of serviceJA: Is there anything else the Military Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: NoJA: 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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If I stop going to drill and get discharged will I lose my

If I stop going to drill and get discharged will I lose my va benefits if I already have an honorable discharge from active duty?

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In 1985 I received a General Discharge from the USN, I was

In 1985 I received a General Discharge from the USN, I was a loyal sailor and always had good evaluations, no legal disciplinary issues during my enlistment. However, I did come up positive on a few "on board" UA tests that at the time had to be confirmed by a civilian chem lab before the military could take legal action against me. Every test came back negative from the civilian chem lab. On my discharge papers my evaluations for my job performance where purposely lowered, I was given a General discharge and working on it, Marijiuna, cocaine use abuse. I have never applied for VA benefits because of this but i am now trying to get a VA loan. Not sure if I have any grounds to have this language removed.JA: OK. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No I have not, also I have not been denied benefits from the VA as of yet.JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Military Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else important you think the Military Lawyer should know?Customer: No thats pretty much it in a nutshell, when I was discharged the state of california denied me unemployment benefits. I just don't know how the VA is going to rule on my request for a home loan with the language on my discharge papers.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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I was ETSd from the Army in 2015 Jan and currently serving

I was ETSd from the Army in 2015 Jan and currently serving in the IRR. While I was in the Army, I asked my primary care physician if I can get recommended for MEB/PEB since my medical conditions were getting worse and my abilities for normal duty was hard enough. I had a permanent profile that limited many activities. My physician told me she would but since I had 3 months left until my ETS date she suggested me to just get out and submit with the VA. While I was processing my VA benefits before ETS, VA asked gave me a paper to go and get a physical exam but my physician told me it was not necessary and it will just push back my ETS date. My first time going through ETS like anyone else, I did not have good information and support from anyone. Later on, I found out I could have had initiated MEB/PEB which would have just pushed back my ETS date until it was complete. I got really frustrated and mad that I was sent to a wrong direction about this because I feel like I lost my benefit that I could have possibly got regardless if it was medical discharge, temporary or permanent retirement. I have read somewhere online that IRR also has MEB/PEB process. I have contacted HRC three times, twice by email one by phone which no one picked up. I still didn't receive anything back regarding my situation. After ETS, I received 90% disabilities with service connected issues. So now I am wondering if the Army IRR really have MEB/PEB process. If yes, who do I contact? If no, what can I do? Is there a way for me to get back in as an active duty to process MEB/PEB or do I have to write up to someone trying to convince that I was misled and need corrections? Or does the VA support me anyway to go through MEB/PEB to get medical retirement?

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I received a GOMOR last october too drunk at a Brigade Ball

I received a GOMOR last october for getting too drunk at a Brigade Ball and send something inapropriate to a senior NCOs wife. I was allowed to finish my command and recieved a middle of the road OER. The CG did not initiate a show cause board.Since then I have completed ASAP, Marriage Counseling, attend AA and have not drank any alcohol since that dayThis year is my BZ look for Major in July so I expect a show cause board to be intiated.In January I underwent surgery on my left foot where they fused it together and was accepted into the MED board processes.I understand that a show cause board supercedes a MED Board. I was planning on submitting my REFRAD but my wife wanted me to MED Board. My question is, in your experience do I have a fighting chance to be able to MED board.I am an Army Infantry Captain with 13 years and 32 months of deployment time. I had a second command lined up and have good OERs. I am just curiuos on what to expect and ways to get ready to

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