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    VA/DOD PAY CALCULATION HELP REQUESTED

    Hello, Part of the info needed is active duty equivalent. You said you have 15 years active duty so I will use that. I am not a reservist or NG. 1. High three (you provided 6264...ok) 2. DoD percentage (you provided 60%...ok) 3. VA comp percentage, amount, dependents by age and category...
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    Will Army pay travel pay for spouse and myself if we travel separately ETS

    His case was for retirement. "Finally, I have been approved for medical separation and retirement " 051003. Service Member on Active Duty who Retires, is Placed on the TDRL, is Discharged with Severance or Separation Pay, or is Involuntarily Released with Readjustment or Separation Pay and...
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    Severance Pay and VA Pay

    Everyone who receives DoD disability severance has a DoD rating pay of 20% or 10% or 0%. The percentage determines eligibility; it not part of the formula for pay. Ron
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    Retiring, declined ceremony and now no recognition

    Re: "Some people see a ceremony like doing a book report in school and they don't want to be up in front of a social gathering, it doesn't mean I still cant give them a firm handshake and awards in the office. " Excellent. I retired at the highest enlisted rank (grade) and my family had...
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    Will Army pay travel pay for spouse and myself if we travel separately ETS

    It's been more than 30 years since I computed a military travel claim. Your answer should be available at 051003. Service Member on Active Duty who Retires, is Placed on the TDRL, is Discharged with Severance or Separation Pay, or is Involuntarily Released with Readjustment or Separation Pay...
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    VA Severance Pay Deduction

    The law is at: LINK <--- VA M 21-1 III.v.4.B.3.h. Example: VA Assigns a 100-Percent Disability Rating to a Non-Severance-Pay Disability Scenario: In a decision on a Veteran’s original claim for benefits, VA awards SC for a severance-pay disability rated 50-percent disabling, and a...
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    Retiring, declined ceremony and now no recognition

    Hello, The OP, Russ35057, was/is USAF NG. Ref: USAF Retirements https://static.e-publishing.af.mil/production/1/af_a1/publication/afi36-3203/afi36-3203_.pdf "6.1.3.5. If the member chooses not to participate in a ceremony or if leave, hospitalization, or other reason prevents participation...
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    Retiring, declined ceremony and now no recognition

    We all have opinions. My opinion is that the junior person should complete as much as he was charged to do. That said...I did all my stuff without anyone's help. I even computed the years of service for retirement and completed the form it was recorded on. Personnel was on the floor above...
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    VA Severance Pay Deduction

    Hello, Recommend you review the other posts in this thread. If one receives severance pay and then receives VA compensation that includes the same disability, then that amount will be recouped each month from the VA compensation. "Generally, if a Veteran received disability severance pay, VA...
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    V.a. healthcare vs tricare post service

    See this thread on the PEB Forum for recent experiences with TRICARE: LINK <--- Ron
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    V.a. healthcare vs tricare post service

    You can choose between TRICARE and the VA. I retired 30 years ago and use the VA only for glasses and dental (I am 100% P&T). I had a regular retirement. You can read about TRICARE at THIS LINK <--- Ron
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    Thank you, RonG!!

    Thank you sir. Ron
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    Thank you, RonG!!

    Thank you...I am happy to see you active again (on this board). Ron
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    VA/DOD PAY CALCULATION HELP REQUESTED

    Hello, Items needed: 1. High three (you provided 6264...ok) 2. DoD percentage (you provided 60%...ok) 3. VA comp percentage, amount, dependents by age and category (don't need age of spouse)--you provided only 100% & 3500 4. Your active duty years or active duty equivalent. This is one of...
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    Getting a waiver to re-enlist. Is the army really the easiest for waivers?

    Your best path to getting accurate information on that matter is seeking the advice of a recruiter. I suspect that since the Army has the largest military population, it might have more relaxed initial standards. Just a guess... A lot of it comes down to supply and demand. Good luck, Ron
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