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Anybody ever have post’s- threads moved this website? Guess I did- see below:

PEBForum Thread: Forums PEB and Disability Evaluation System Overview Physical Evaluation Board System Overview News FeedsIf you are DOD TDRL/PDRL retired with less than 20 years of service please read.” Thread starteroddpedestrian Start dateApr 20, 2018 was post’s #79-……

Moved From Above To here:

Forums PEB and Disability Evaluation System Overview Physical Evaluation Board System Overview News FeedsQuestion about Title V provision in NDAA 2019” humph…?????

Who am I- a mere peon- to simply question this….. ???????

PS: Might want to consider, for example only/thought-

The Best States for VeteransDerek Miller, CEPF® AUG 10, 2018 For example only at web-address: https://smartasset.com/mortgage/the-best-states-for-veterans accessed on 20 AUG 2018 appx. 0904 AM EDT below in [italics] copied-cited from above referenced web article: (last looked long ago multiple sources Alabama, etc...was middles pack- i.e. in 20's of 50-US States....)

[“1. Alaska The Last Frontier is the best state for veterans, according to our data. There are nine military bases in Alaska, which is one reason for the large number of veterans in the state. Alaska veterans are also doing well economically speaking. Veterans there have a median income of $36,831 after housing costs. Plus, only 4.3% of veterans are unemployed in Alaska, which is 2% better than the state’s unemployment rate for non-veterans.
2. South Dakota Not only is South Dakota a great state for homeowners, it’s also the second best state for veterans. South Dakota does a good job at supporting its veterans. It has the highest rate of veterans enrolled in the Veterans Health Administration in the country (almost 70%), as well as the second-most veteran facilities per 10,000 vets.
3. Wyoming Wyoming claims the third spot in our ranking of the best places for veterans. Like South Dakota, Wyoming offers veterans one of the strongest support networks in the country. Wyoming has 4.23 VA facilities per 10,000 vets (the most in the country) and the sixth-highest percentage of veterans enrolled in the VHA (58.7%).
4. Nebraska Of all the states in the country, Nebraska has the lowest unemployment rate for veterans. According to our data, Nebraska veterans have an enviable 1.9% unemployment rate. This is in stark constrast to the state’s unemployment rate for non-veterans, which is 7.9%. The Cornhusker State also has one of the lowest rates of veteran poverty in the nation at 4.5%.
5. North Dakota North Dakota has the lowest percentage of veterans in our top 10. Only 8.2% of the state’s population are vets. But veterans there are doing quite well financially. North Dakota vets take home a median annual income of $45,810. After taking out housing costs, those veterans are left with $36,543 on average – the third highest income in the country.
6. Maine One statistic that Maine can be proud of is that 10.5% of all private businesses in the state are owned by veterans. Maine also boasts a high percentage of veterans enrolled in the VHA (53.6%). However, other metrics indicate areas for improvement. Close to 5% of veterans in the Pine Tree State are unemployed and around 7% fall under the poverty line.
7. Montana Veterans in Montana may find a built-in support system. More than 10% of the population are veterans. These veterans also receive a fair amount of support compared to other states. Almost 60% are enrolled in the VHA and there are 2.83 veterans facilities for every 10,000 vets.
8. South Carolina (tie) South Carolina has a strong veteran presence in both the general population as well as the business sector. Veterans account for 9.9% of the population and own 10.5% of private businesses. Another plus is the relatively low cost of living in South Carolina, which leaves veterans with $27,720 on average to spend after paying for housing.
8. Virginia (tie) Virginia, home to the Department of Defense, tied with South Carolina as the highest-rated Southern states in our study. Our research indicates that only 4.7% of veterans in Virginia are living below the poverty line. And veterans there have the second-highest median income after housing costs in the country (after Alaska). Virginia veterans have almost $37,000 on average left over after paying for housing.
10. Alabama Alabama cracks our top 10 because it has the highest veteran business ownership rate in the country. More than 11.2% of businesses in the Yellowhammer State are veteran-owned. The state’s veterans also have a relatively high income after housing – $29,025 on average.”]

Might want to See PEBForum Thread’s: Forums Transition Forum: Veterans Affairs and SSDI Veterans Affairs, SSDI, and other Benefits VA News Feeds Veterans TEE' up for 25th anniversary golf tournament sponsored by VA & DAV” and Forums Resources and Files Department of Defense RegulationsExpress Scripts Issue's Fexofinidene (allegria) -All Vet's Retirees Out There-Question?????among other’s for a “self-assessment” if so desire- IMO……. Below (++++)from last stated PEBForum Thread “Express Scripts Issues’s……”????

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ALL- thought I would update here, from PEBForum Thread- Forums Transition Forum: Veterans Affairs and SSDI Veterans Affairs, SSDI, and other Benefits VA News Feeds Veterans TEE' up for 25th anniversary golf tournament sponsored by VA & DAV as left out a major “rehabilitative-activity” that is also “available” in Alabama- “Rock-Climbing” see below web-links for example only:

Little River Canyon National PreserveFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, for example only, at web-address: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_River_Canyon_National_Preserveaccessed on 20 AUG 2018 appx. 0435 AM EDT

Little River Canyon Centerfrom web-address (example only): https://duckduckgo.com/?q=little+river+canyon+alabama&t=ffnt&atb=v56-2&ia=web&ulexp=&iaxm=places accessed on 20 AUG 2018 appx. 0437 AM EDT

Home > Climber's Discussion Forum > Topic- Little River Canyon – Alabamafrom “supertopo.com” for example only at web-address: http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/743480/Little-River-Canyon-Alabama accessed on 20 AUG 2018 appx. 0439 AM EDT

It is odd thatVeterans-Organizations” such as Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), SHARE In Atlanta, Georgia, etc.……offer a lot of these opportunities but the US Dept. Veterans Affairs (US DVA) with “Reactional Therapists” – “Occupational Therapist’son staff and “salaried” cannot, in and of themselves offer such opportunities to “veterans” of all conflicts particularly in the “activity rich” environment of the Gulf Coast Region of the United States of America (USA)….. humph se below web-links as example only:

Wounded Warrior Project Veteran Hosts Public Yoga Event in Chicago on June 30News provided by Wounded Warrior Project Jun 22, 2018, 08:45 ET- for example only at web-address: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rel...ga-event-in-chicago-on-june-30-300670497.html accessed on 201 AUG 2018 appx. 0447 AM EDT

Wounded Warrior Project Printable Coupons 2012 Now Live” November 3, 2012 By Michelle for example only at web-address: https://www.iheartpublix.com/tag/wounded-warrior-project-printable-coupons/ accessed on 201 AUG 2018 appx. 0449 AM EDT

(PS- Odd Publix’s Teamed WWP but “local” VET had complained, supposedly, numerous times “staff” getting right on their back- which “most” people do not like but in particular “Combat VET’s” – something would think WWP would have “educated at least Publix’s on….????)

Furthermore, it is odd per date some web-articles below- for example only- that the National Football League (NFL), etc.… has been utilizing Yoga and other things to “enhance” player performance since 2012- and perhaps earlier, YET US DVA is in fact not “really”- IMO- pursuing at least in Gulf Coast VA System-VISN16…. humph……. Furthermore, apparently, given number listed “Yoga Studios” in say, Fairhope AL alone, per list via web-link in above post, I guess, perhaps, “prominent” civilians, whom can afford it have as well….??????

Football and Yoga – Why More and More NFL Players Are Turning to Yoga – Part 2” Posted by admin in Mental Training/Preparation, Training, Videos on May 3, 2012 10:07 pm / 7 comments at web-address (example only): http://www.get2theleague.com/footba...-more-nfl-players-are-turning-to-yoga-part-2/ accessed on 20 AUG 2018 Appx. 0441 AM EDT

Players Turning to Yoga as a Way to Stay in ShapeBy The Associated Press Aug. 29, 2015 from “newYorkTimes.com” for example only at web-address: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/30/...urning-to-yoga-as-a-way-to-stay-in-shape.html accessed on 20 AUG 2018 appx. 0443 AM EDT

However, if- as have stated- one is interested in “becoming” one of 50K (+/-) veterans in the 1st Congressional District of Alabama would “recommend” checking out City, County, State Ordinances and regulations, that say require- PET” licensing, etc…. before “taking” the leap…..maybe…. (See web-links below as example only):

MC-Fairhope, AL.com- Fairhope, Alabama - Code of Ordinances Chapter 15 - PARKS AND RECREATION ARTICLE I. - IN GENERAL Sec. 15-4. - Fairhopers Community Park sa” for example only at web-address: https://library.municode.com/al/fai...nodeId=COOR_CH15PARE_ARTIINGE_S15-4FACOPASARU accessed on 20 AUG 2018 appx. 0429 AM EDT

MC-Fairhope, AL.com- Fairhope, Alabama - Code of Ordinances Chapter 8 - BUSINESS LICENSE CODE, TAXES REGULATION ARTICLE I. - BUSINESS LICENSES, TAXES AND REGULATIONS Sec. 8-22. - License classifications. “for example only at web-address: https://library.municode.com/al/fai...eId=COOR_CH8BULICOTARE_ARTIBULITARE_S8-22LICL accessed on 20 AUG 2018 appx. 0432 AM EDT below “italic”copied from above cited “website-address” :

“453998 Miscellaneous retailers - florist, gift, novelty, pet, art, tobacco, used mdse. B”

WELL_ ALL- hope this gives at least oneVETand or family, pause for consideration-thought, and/or assist’s them……other,VET’shopefully will “chime-in” ……??????

PS: Might want to see- for thought only- the below listed resources:

Devil's Guard From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for example only at web-address: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil's_Guard accessed on 20 AUG 2018 appx. 0455 AM EDT

DEVILS GUARDby George R. Elford 19 Reviews at “Barnes & Bobles.com” for example only at web-address: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/devils-guard-george-robert-elford/1100171648

Recall to Inferno: Devil's Guard Twoby George Robert Elford at “Barnes & Bobles.com” for example only at web-address: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/recall-to-inferno-george-robert-elford/1122502345?ean=9780440201991


ANYONE ELSE HAVING ISSUES THIS WEBSITE, ETC……..?????

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ANYONE ELSE HAVING ISSUES THIS WEBSITE, ETC……..?????
 

EdDKing

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I ask this on another tread on here this morning and maybe someone here can help also. I was giving 20% and unfit for duty by DOD and then VA gave me 40%. 11 years later after many fights VA increased me to 90% this year. I received form 294 from PDBRI to complete to see if they should have giving a rating of 30% and medical retirement. Is it worth it to do and what are the pro vs. cons when it come to pay if anyone knows?

They also state that if it goes through I have to replay severance pay. How is it they can hold back money from the severance pay allowance, when it was suppose to be paid back before you could start receiving your full VA compensation? It’s that repaying twice? Thank you!
 

chaplaincharlie

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I ask this on another tread on here this morning and maybe someone here can help also. I was giving 20% and unfit for duty by DOD and then VA gave me 40%. 11 years later after many fights VA increased me to 90% this year. I received form 294 from PDBRI to complete to see if they should have giving a rating of 30% and medical retirement. Is it worth it to do and what are the pro vs. cons when it come to pay if anyone knows?

They also state that if it goes through I have to replay severance pay. How is it they can hold back money from the severance pay allowance, when it was suppose to be paid back before you could start receiving your full VA compensation? It’s that repaying twice? Thank you!
It will be a wash in the end. You will not end up paying back twice.
 

chaplaincharlie

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A wash as in its not worth it?
I was referencing his comment on separation pay. When a member gets severance pay and later is retired, DoD wants the severance pay back. If the member got VA benefits, the VA got the severance pay. When the retirement happens DoD wants the severance pay back; VA got it and it is returned. There is $0 due to or from the member regarding severance pay.
 

EdDKing

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I was referencing his comment on separation pay. When a member gets severance pay and later is retired, DoD wants the severance pay back. If the member got VA benefits, the VA got the severance pay. When the retirement happens DoD wants the severance pay back; VA got it and it is returned. There is $0 due to or from the member regarding severance pay.
Oh ok thanks I wasn’t sure because I didn’t want to be hit again when I file the paperwork. Thanks a lot for the reply!
 

MackValdez

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I ask this on another tread on here this morning and maybe someone here can help also. I was giving 20% and unfit for duty by DOD and then VA gave me 40%. 11 years later after many fights VA increased me to 90% this year. I received form 294 from PDBRI to complete to see if they should have giving a rating of 30% and medical retirement. Is it worth it to do and what are the pro vs. cons when it come to pay if anyone knows?

They also state that if it goes through I have to replay severance pay. How is it they can hold back money from the severance pay allowance, when it was suppose to be paid back before you could start receiving your full VA compensation? It’s that repaying twice? Thank you!
My personal opinion is it is worth it to submit the package and get your discharge changed to a retirement. It will be a very long process but in the end it may be worth it depending on your situation. If you are getting VA at 90% as you stated then it will not change anything money-wise because since you served less than 20 (like me), you will not get to receive any retired pay, only VA. However, you will get a retired ID which will give you base access, BX, Commissary, Gas station, etc.... So if you are near a base and would like those benefits then it is worth it. You will also be eligible for Tricare. they have a "free" option (Tricare Select) that does not incur a monthly fee. So in my case I am keeping my medical coverage through work for now, but will use Tricare as a secondary insurance. (My kid has a lot of medical issues and I need to see what all Tricare covers before I switch for real). But as a secondary, Tricare will pay my copays and out of pocket residual medical bills that I normally pay after my insurance covers their portion. So for me, it does benefit me financially from that standpoint.
 
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