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I have a question about transferring from California

I have a question about transferring from California National Guard to IRR because of financial and school problem if that's possibleJA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I talk 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 scheduleJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I already did 3 1/2 years active dutyJA: Sorry about that. I must have missed it. Could you tell me again?Customer: I talk 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

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I received a dishonorable discharge from the Air National

I received a dishonorable discharge from the Air National Guard in the 70's. I was was in a terrible car accident and had many operations on my hand. I was on pain medication and lost interest in many things in my life at that period of time. If I recall correctly. I talk to the commanding officer and requested a medical discharge. I had imitated usage of my right hand for a long period of time. I stopped going to monthly drills. My life is very good now, I have to grow children one in medical school and the other working for a large company in NYC. I own a small company with eight employees. And have be a active part of my community as well as a Kiwanis Member for the past twenty two years.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New YorkJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No not since the 70's,the base is goneJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: thats it

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Separated from wife for 12 years, veteran rated 100%

Separated from wife for 12 years, veteran rated 100% disabled. Wife, now is trying to apportion my va benefits.Can you tell me what she's attempting to do?

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I had a question about something my military unit is trying

Hello I had a question about something my military unit is trying to get me to sign.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: arkansasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Its a page 11

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My son is in BT at Fort Jackson and was diagnosed with grade

My son is in BT at Fort Jackson and was diagnosed with grade 3 stress fractures of both femoral necks (both hips). He was sent home on a 30 day con leave and recently returned to Fort Jackson. Upon recheck it was determined that while he is healing, it is taking too long. The physical therapist told him that rehab will take too long and that they are going to chapter him out. He was originally told that it would be a 5-17, but is now being told that they changed it to an 11 because the PT put in the notes that he did not want to rehab. My son says he was very clear with the therapist that he wanted to stay in and rehab and the therapist said no. I am worried that when he comes home with no benefits and a general discharge that my medical won't cover him for the injury due to the cause. He would also like to re-enlist at some point and I am afraid that he won't be able to because of this.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: This isn't an education law question. My son is in the California Army National GuardJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I just found this all out yesterday. They tried to get him to quit when he first got hurt and he wouldn't. I am not sure where to go and he is just taking what they are telling him since he is afraid he will get in trouble.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's about it. Thanks

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I received an undesirable discharge from the Marine Corps

I received an undesirable discharge from the Marine Corps in 1960 at the age of 17. After my separation I have turned my life around, and retired from the Dept of Corrections in 2005 with the rank of Lieut. My wife and I have been married for 50 years and have raised 2 sons who we are very proud of. I am presently active in volunteer work in the community.This is in the state of Arizona.I have not talked to a lawyer yet. I am not looking for VA benefits, only to get something I have been ashamed of my whole life off my records.

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My husband was military ten years ago. He went AWOL ten

Hello my husband was military ten years ago. He went AWOL ten years ago. He tried to turn himself in but the army would say they were not looking for him. My husband never received a Dd214. My husband never received any type of discharge. He recently passed away due to suicide and I have not been able to get any type of benefits for my son. Will I be able to get any type of benefits for him. The army tells me they don't have any information in regards ***** *****

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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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