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    What is my retirement pay and when should it have started?

    Medically retired on 4 Sep 2016, Chapter 61, 1204 as E6, at age 56. 13ish years USMC/USMCR 15ish years NCARNG (2 combat zone deployments) Met early age drop requirement on 15Jan2019. (6 periods). 100% VA 40% DoD Disability retirement: 11 years 3 days Basic Pay: 28 years, 8 months, 5 days...
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    Completely NEW and LOST

    Hi All, Here's my situation. I'm an E6 in the North Carolina National Guard. I have never deployed as a Soldier with the Guard. I have worked as an AGR Recruiter (Title 32) from 2013-2015 and also 2016-2018. I left RRB both times due to Depression / Anxiety. The last time before I left I...
  3. W

    Bipolar II in the National Guard

    I have had depression and ADHD symptoms for at least 6 years. Only recently was I able to recognize the symptoms of Bipolar disorder in myself with the help of people close to me. I should have known considering my family history (my dad's entire side of the family is medicated for Bipolar, as...
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    Fit for Duty determination due to Non-Service Connected Disability

    I have recently been determined unfit for duty due to a non-service connected disability and I have a few questions. Back story: I was involved in a vehicle accident in which I was injured and have a non-service connected disability. I was determined unfit for duty by my State surgeon and was...
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    MEB, severance pay and possible VA recoupment questions

    Good morning, all. I've been going through the MEB process for about a month now, having been referred for two spontaneous pneumothoraces (random lung collapse) that occurred while I was on active orders for my Guard unit. LOD and all has been taken care of, and as soon as the Chapter 3 was...
  6. J

    Got the LOD, now what?

    I got my MST LOD back from NGB and it was approved in the Line of Duty. Now how do I go from that to into the IDES process? Has anyone been through this process? I thought the state SARC handled this process but found out today they only do the LOD. I’ve called every special victom’s counsel...
  7. J

    National Guard LOD Question

    I recently submitted an LOD for fibromyalgia pain that required an ER visit on a drill weekend. The pain was caused by the strenuous activity at Drill that day. I was told (unofficially) that the LOD was sent to NGB as NOT in the line of duty. As I have already been referred to a MEB for other...
  8. O

    How does DoD and VA pay work?

    I'm a current Guardsman prior active duty Soldier. I have 5 years in both with 2 deployments. The Guard started the IDES process on me back in February of this year once my LODs were approved. A week ago my PEBLO informed me my paperwork came back as 50% DoD rating, recommended PDRL due to...
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    Stuck at the last step

    Two gripes in this thread. First, they backdated the completion of the step to show it was completed on time. Second, I just want my orders, and it's taking forever. I previously had a 90% VA rating, so my PEB with the ARNG was going quickly (once the LOD and was finally completed - different...
  10. U

    National Guard Federal Technician

    I am member of the NG (17 years) and a FedTech. I am also 100% SC P&T by the VA. I was found unfit by the Army with an LOD and have to make a choice on how to proceed, either MEB or Retired Reserves. I do not want to go through the VA ratings again so I am thinking about choosing Retired...
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    Need Much Help for MEB/PEB in NG

    I am new to the forum. Sorry if my post goes back and fourth between topics. There seems to be a lot of knowledge here and I hope I can get some direction/answers. Thanks to all of you who read and advise me. I am currently a member of the NG (17 Years) and have been referred to the MEB. I...
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    Air Guard: Leaning towards LDES

    Went to get my official NARSUM yesterday and spoke with the PEBLO about the LDES and IDES. I've been rated at 70% for a psychological condition since 2013 and the Air Guard finally got my records up to the active duty component handing the MEB/PEB process last month. I spoke with the OAC...
  13. Darkfeather

    System still broken at the VA level

    They say that knowledge is power, unfortunately when you have knowledge of how things should work and they don't it becomes VERY frustrating. What I have found is that the system is "Broken" at the VA and there are no consequence or recourse. The beginning of the MEB/PEB process went very...
  14. J

    Already rated 100% (not P&T); National Guard MEB?

    Hello, Let me see if I can lay this out easily... A little over 6 years active Army (ETS was Nov. 2015); Currently serving in the TXARNG since Dec. 2015... Completed a VA claim prior to leaving active duty and was found 100%, not P&T, in March 2016 (completed C&P exams in Fall 2015); did not...
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    Confused about process and pension - ARNG Soldier, former Active Duty

    So here's a rough timeline for my past couple years: April 2014, final Active PHA May 2014, start terminal leave July 2014, start C&P Exams August 2014, terminal leave ends, I'm out September 2014, Start process to join ARNG - the use PHA from April 2014 November 2014, first round of ratings...
  16. S

    State orders va comp???

    My husband was just awarded 40% for mental and wrist. He is still in the la national guard, in August he was on state orders for the flood for a few weeks. I know that you have to waive either va pay or drill pay because you can't be paid both. But state orders aren't federal pay so would he...
  17. S

    Ptsd rating???

    Hi, new here but been trying to read up. My husband is national guard. Got out reenlisted last year. OEF 11-12. He's suffered with depression and alcohol/drug abuse since returning. Finally got into SUDS program over the summer and doing slightly better. Decided to file for compensation since he...
  18. S

    Waiting to be rated or not

    Hi. My husband is a sgt in the laang. He spent a year in Afghanistan and sustained an injury to his wrist and also recently diagnosed with ptsd. He got out of the guard last year then got back in a few months later. He also recently sought treatment for his alcohol problems through the SUDS...
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    National guard medical retirement pay form a combat related problem

    I am in the begging stages of going through the MEB process. As of now it looks like I will end up with a PTSD rating of at least 70% form the VA, which is the reason for the MEB. After all the other issues I have I will most likely be at 100% but at least 90% from the VA. Now, the question I...
  20. Jason Perry

    LOD Story by NBC (Bay Area)

    I am creating this thread to consolidate and capture the discussion about the NBC story on this issue. I do not mean to limit or otherwise impede the previous discussion that has already occurred on this topic...
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