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I am the widow of a 30 year Army veteran. He served in WWII

I am the widow of a 30 year Army veteran. He served in WWII Am I eligible for any Veterans benefits?

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I SERVED 14 YEARS HAD 4 HONORAV , THEN i CAME UP

Customer: i SERVED 14 YEARS HAD 4 HONORAV JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: THEN i CAME UP POSITIVE FOR MARIJUANA ON A UA. i WAS PUT ON TERMINAL LEAVE AND NEVER DISCHARGED. THEN THE ARMY HAD ME PICKED UP AS AWOL AND DISCHARGED UNDER CHAPTER 5 I WAS AN E-7 WITH 4 PRIOR HONORABLE DISCHARGES WHEN i RECEIVED MY DD214 I WAS REDUCED TO E-1 AND ALL OF MY SERVICE WAS ADDED TOGETHOR AS IF i NEVER HAD THOSE HONORABLE DISCHARGES AS A RESULT i HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO USE THE VA. I WAS DISCHARGED IN MARCH OF 1990 JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $18) to post your type of question to Military Law Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. Are you willing to wait a bit? Customer: YES JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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I was granted a general discharge chapter 5 under Honorable

I was granted a general discharge chapter 5 under Honorable condition under misconduct. Can I Apply for veterans benefits for medical conditions that are surfacing now but can be connected to injuries that I received while in the service?

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I was honorably discharged (DD256MC) from the Marine

I was honorably discharged (DD256MC) from the Marine reserves in 1987. Can I receive veteran's benefits through the VA

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What exactly is an uncharacteristic discharge? I know it

What exactly is an uncharacteristic discharge? I know it does not meet honorable, dishonorable or general discharge criteria. Is it just an easy way to back out of a military enlistment contract?

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I am not sure what my options are/if any. But I am currently

I am not sure what my options are/if any. But I am currently on Active Duty (army) I have been in for 2 years. The entire 2 years I have tried to give time to adjust to the Army. But I am at the point where I am done. My question, very bluntly, is arethere any ways to get out?

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I am 73 years old. My wife is 73. We have no income other

I am 73 years old. My wife is 73. We have no income other than Social Security which does not pay our medical, dental, prescriptions and living expenses. We have annuities that cover our additional expenses. That will run out within the next four years. Yet we do not qualify for veterans benefits, because we have TOO MUCH INCOME. Why is that?

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I served on Active duty as a reservist from Oct 13th, 1990 thru Dec 2nd, 1990 in Operation

I served on Active duty as a reservist from Oct 13th, 1990 thru Dec 2nd, 1990 in Operation Desert Shield/Storm under 10 USC 672D. I was released from active duty due to demobilization. Since the time is less than 90 days, would I be entitled to any VA benefits other than Home Loan Program?

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after 23 months of honorable service and reaching the rank

after 23 months of honorable service and reaching the rank of e-5 i deserted for over 180 days.i was discharged with a general under honorable conditions in 1972.my discharge was amended to a clemency discharge in 1976.i've been told that with the general discharge i would have qualified for veterans benefits, but this was taken away by the clemency .the law passed in 1977 supposedly returned the benefits for all but those classified as deserters.where exactly do i stand in the matter of being qualified to receive verterans benefits.

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