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Second opinion] I'm married to a retired vet for 25yrs, if divorced am I entitled to any benefits?

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How many years of service does your spouse have? How many of those years were during the marriage?

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10 yrs of service with a medical retirement and 7 yrs married while in service.

Thank you.

You'll be entitled to half of his retirement earned during the marriage, which will be paid directly by your husband. DFAS isn't able to send the payments to you directly since you were married for less than 10 years of his service.

To claim medical benefits, I'm afraid you would need at least a 15 year overlap in the marriage and his service (20 to get benefits for more than one year). It is possible to ask that he be ordered to pay for you to get medical insurance on your own, but you won't get the same benefits you're getting now. You also have a right to seek alimony if you're not able to meet your basic expenses using your income, including your share of his retirement pay.

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