I'm asking because I received my severance pay a couple weeks ago, but I'm still waiting for my final paycheck (13 days) and 10 days of leave that I sold back.
I separated on 28 June, and my first LES after that was in "status det" and "hold pay" indicating they were doing a final audit...
Just updating my timeline -
Jan-May 2019 - On TDY for work OCONUS
June 2019 - Met with VA Rep to initiate my ratings case
July-Oct 2019 - C&P exams (audiology took forever to schedule)
06 Nov 2019 - NARSUM received, rebuttal submitted
06 Dec 2019 - PEB received case
13 Jan 2020 - Found unfit...
Circling back to add that I did receive my severance pay, and that PSD corrected my DD214 to include my OCS time. The start date of my AD time/creditable service towards severance was my first day at OCS, final day was my separation date. 9 years, 1 month. I was not prior-enlisted.
Ron, thanks for the clarification. My separation orders say 9 years, 1 month, and I pointed that out to the clerk. Waiting on a response.
Generally speaking, the service academies are the higher education institutions run by the armed services - Naval Academy, Air Force academy, etc. The FMR...
Now I'm confused - I didn't attend a service academy, I went to regular university with no military affiliation. I'm also medically separating, which I don't think is the same as voluntary retirement.
What was it you were clarifying? Thanks!
The Navy does the same thing, or did in 2011 anyway. I was enlisted just before OCS, attended OCS for ~3 months as an E5, then comissioned at the end of OCS and was an AD Officer from Aug 2011 until now.
The only exception I know of is for those who go to ODS (Officer Development School)...
The current calculation is definitely based on a flat 8 years, so regardless, something is amiss...I responded with that same section from the FMR, 7a chapter 35. I think they 1) didn't round up, and 2) are applying the cadet/midshipman/ROTC bit.
I'll report back when I get a response.
I've found a couple threads discussing the particulars of service academy and ROTC time re: severance pay, but those didn't seem to address Officer Candidate School specifically.
I went through ~12 weeks of OCS as my entry point in to the Navy in 2011. I had no prior service, did not attend a...
My VA liaison responded and said:
It is my understanding if your combined evaluation remains the same after the they deduct the percentage for the condition you receive the severance pay for they do not recoup the severance pay.
If they do recoup they will use the payment for the condition you...
I am in the same boat, with 18 VA-rated conditions. The one unfitting condition is only 20% and way down the list, but because DoD is separating me based on that one condition and paying me severance for it, I can't also get the full 100% monthly VA compensation because I would be getting paid...
Based on my research, I don't think you can "unclaim" whatever condition(s) the VA rated AND DoD found unfitting. Please post if you find out differently.
I have another post on the Navy Timeline forum with more details about my case. I had a ton of VA-rated conditions, only one that DoD...
Yes, exactly! I spent many hours researching and talking to various people before I made my decision.
Also wanted to clarify that my severance is NOT taxed (or should not be, since I have a VA rating) so the amount is actually $115k.
I'm in the realm of the OP's scenario. I decided to take the severance and not press for medical retirement. In my specific situation, it made the most sense.
O3, Married, no children, 9 years of service.
No combat deployments
100% P&T VA
I will receive a...