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    Does a VSO actually speed up the process?

    I went through mine last year. My packet was sent in January and ended up getting orders in September. I got a VSO rep which was helpful in that I could find out what was truly going on with my packet. After a while they did start to look into what was taken so long. Once I was able to get...
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    Severance tax question

    I received my severance pay in December and received my final ratings in January of this year. I called DFAS and asked about about an amended tax return for 2013 for filing my taxes. I called the normal number and they had to elevate my case their words because they were handling it in a new...
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    A Vet committed to a VA mental facility. Can I restore my right to own a firearm?

    SFC B, That is actually bad advice because if he is caught in possession or access to a firearm it would be a felony as he is currently not allowed to own firearms due to being a restricted person per federal laws covering involuntary commitments and firearm ownership. This is something that if...
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    A Vet committed to a VA mental facility. Can I restore my right to own a firearm?

    Im sorry to hear about this happening to you. From what you originally wrote it sounds like you signed all the paperwork for a voluntary inpatient treatment and the changed it to an involuntary commitment. Did you have a hearing while you were there. Im not sure how it works in CA I am...
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    Severance Pay question

    It will depend on your post finance office. Best answer I can give is call them and see what they say. Ft Drum's finance office handled all my severance pay and final pay and with them having a four day weekend for Thanksgiving and an added snow day to that I had mine within a week of ETS.
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    Severance Pay and taxes

    I had a question regarding taxed severance pay and taxes. I received my severance pay in December. My official ratings from the VA came in the beginning of January. I know I have to submit everything to the IRS since I got my official ratings in a new tax year. I am just wondering since I...
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    Seattle Regional VA Timelines:

    The 42 days was for the final ratings after the IDES process. I got my prelim. ratings for the IDES back in Sept after about a 9 month wait. I had three claimed
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    Seattle Regional VA Timelines:

    For those still waiting on the Seattle VA it looks like they maybe moving faster then they have been. My ETS date was 26 Nov. The closed my initial claim on 2 Jan and new claim was opened the same day. It had been in pending decision approval for two days just checked my ebenefits my final...
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    when do i get my seperation pay?

    My out date was the 26th of November. Its going to depend on your post finance office. My pay went into a hold pay status 14 days before my separation date. I received most of my severance pay and final pay on the 6th of December with my travel pay coming in on the 4th and 5th. Ft Drum said...
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    FT DRUM TIMELINE

    Just wanted to provide an update for everyone at Ft. Drum. If you get severance pay Ft. Drum Finance seems to be fairly quick with paying out. My last day of terminal leave was 26 Nov and I received my separation and final pay on 6 DEC. So it took a little over a week to get and that was...
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    Seattle Regional VA Timelines:

    I got my ratings in September for me I got my 199 a week after everything changed on ebenefits. Signed and returned the same day which was a Thursday. Called transitions the following Monday found out I was on the list received 4187 for final out date Tuesday after noon. Had orders the...
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    FT DRUM TIMELINE

    Here is my timeline for comparison. Nov 14th MEB starts and P3 Profile Nov 20th initial meeting with Peblo Nov 26th MSC Meeting Dec 13th C&P Exams Jan 14th Spoke with MEB Doc and informed Narsum is complete Jan 17th Met with PEBLO and signed Narsum Jan 22nd Unfit Memo from PEB and Packet sent to...
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    FT DRUM TIMELINE

    That means you should see your permenant shortly. You will probably get a call from the meb doc too when its fnished. Your correct the narsum is the big thing that the peb and va will see for ratings. Your narsum will be completed once the va exams are done. Ill post my timeline later on...
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    FT DRUM TIMELINE

    I was actually on leave when my 199 came in and signed it via email. It came in on a Thursday I called transitions on Monday was told I was on the list and that S1 would have my packet the next day. Drove up Tuesday got my packet from S1 filled it out waited four days to get my da31 signed by...
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    FT DRUM TIMELINE

    sniper563 I know during the summer they were down to one MEB doc on Drum so that was causing a huge back up in cases. My case my PA told me he was putting me in for a MEB in February, I saw him next in May for a PHA shortly before my profile was set to expire and told me not to worry about it...
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