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  1. gsfowler


    You will not get even close to the 88 days. Once you sign the DA199 you hit TRANSPROC and the NLT 90 Day countdown begins. Your final day on DD214 will be 90 days from your TRANSPROC date and the remainder of your leave will be sold back.
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    Social Security sharing

    I work for VA and I can see SSA records through SSA-GSO, FOLQ, VBMS, Share, and by contacting a field office directly.
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    Social Security sharing

    Yes. It is best practice to point them in to correct direction.
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    LOD Reserve AT Denied

    Appendix B outlines the rules governing misconduct determinations. It does not appear that your circumstance, as described by you, meets such criteria set forth in the regulation.
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    LOD Reserve AT Denied

    Refer to AR 600-8-4 Chapter 2-6 a. I’m reaching out to a friend for further guidance.
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    LOD Reserve AT Denied

    Thank you for sharing, this must be a difficult time for you. Have you further consulted with an attorney? Do you have a copy of the formal investigation conducted IAW AR 600-8-4?
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    Incorrect rating MEB Results are back

    It’s not a matter of weight. The raters are instructed to grant as much of a rating as evidence shows. DBQs are important and they are one of many potential forms of evidence in the service treatment records. Ultimately as I stated earlier the rater can only make a decision based upon the...
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    Incorrect rating MEB Results are back

    VARR can only be used for unfitting condition. The raters can only make a decision based upon the evidence presented to them. Is the log in your STRs? Have you uploaded them to eBenefits? You cannot assume the rater has seen the evidence. Although all evidence is to be considered by...
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    To be service connected condition must have occurred or aggravated beyond normal progression while you were entitled to active duty pay. Beyond normal progression is operative word.
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    “Triple dipping”

    There is no reason why you should not collect every single entitlement available to you. Lawmakers only care about getting elected/reelected and will support changes that they believe will accomplish this task. No one individuals C&P and entitlements will ever break the bank.
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    Reservist Medical Retirement 23 total years only 15.58 "good years"

    Retired pay base is your average of your highest three years of base pay. O3E would be expected to be about 7300ish so 70% of that is $5110.00, subtract C&P award and you get the residual after taxes. You’ll know exactly what you get when they calculated final pay. This is an estimate...
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    Reservist Medical Retirement 23 total years only 15.58 "good years"

    You will get 70% of your retired pay base (taxable) minus your VA C&P award.
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    Medical Retirement: Are you entitled to both VA benefits and military retirement?

    Current law protects your VA rating. On my phone so I cannot cite the CFR. Example given, there is much talk about changing the rating schedule for OSA. If it does happen, current ratings are protected.
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    Burn Pit Registry

    Registry is not a claimed disability and will not ever amount to a rating. It can assist the VA in collecting valuable information towards treatment and prevention of illness.
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    Are women having harder time getting C-PTSD approved for CRSC

    I’d be happy to assist in providing more specificity to the claim.
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    VA Award letter taking too long, thinking of applying for CRSC as well. Advice please?

    If the injury was a direct result of hand-to-hand training drawing a nexus should not be too difficult. Just needs the who, what, why, where and how.
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    Are women having harder time getting C-PTSD approved for CRSC

    If you would like, I’d be happy to go over your claim and denial for CRSC. In my opinion the denial would not necessarily be specific to a certain gender, but how the nexus between the injury (PTSD) in this case, and the qualifying CRSC event (combat related) I would assume. Please reach out...
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    TRICARE: Orthognathic Surgery

    Often DENTAC will continue services to retirees on a “space available” basis if it provides a benefit to the organization. Have a talk with the commander. FWIW DENTAC did four dental implants for my wife which were barely covered by Tricare. The commander even managed to get the abutments and...
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    Retrograde Ejaculation after ALIF procedure.

    Probably returned to you for further development. Request SMC-K and should be awarded if supported by medical opinion and nexus to the ALIF. RE is not a rateable condition so the denial is basically automatic. Cannot be denied by VSR because of the medical review required therefore had to go...
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