Questions about meb Board Process & severance pay

chelsea&jeremy

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My finacee has been active duty almost 8 years he is currently going threw a meb board process & where told we have 60-90 days left in the Army .
we are currently waiting on his % but we do know they are claiming his back,knee,& chronic ptsd.
Is it true he will only get a severance pay if his % is under 30 % ?
 

grizz13

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1. You have more like 120-180 days left until the new ETS. (30-90 for the ratings to come back, sign, and hit transpoc, then another 90 for the leave/clearing/new ETS date.
2. If he is rated at 24% and lower it will get rounded down to 20% which would be severance. A rating of 25% rounded up would be 30% (and higher) would be either temporary retirement or permanent retirement. You still get the VA benefits either way.
 

chelsea&jeremy

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They are getting people out left and right its crazyness, so if he gets 80 % thats 80 % of his pay minus BAH right ? Sorry so many crazy questions the Army isnt telling us s**t
 

Ruptured Duck

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I believe (unless it has changed), the most a Service Member can receive is 75% of base pay after being medically retired even with a 80%, 90% or 100% DoD rating.
 

chelsea&jeremy

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See its all just a mess because they keep saying and promising us all this stuff , and he has 2 kids from a previous marriage and we pay 900 in child support a month and in the MEB board papers that we have it also says they pay us 500 per kid and idk if they are just blowing smoke or not .
 

ranger2992

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Use the file I attached and read it front to back. It will tell you everything you need to know about the IDES system. As to the question on percentages, be really clear, the maximum he can receive via retirement from DOD is 75% of his base pay. Base pay does not include BAH (housing), BAS (food), or any of his other special pays. He can get up to 75% of the average of his high three salary figures. This is based on how much he made over three years. Usually the last three years in service. So if he averaged $3000 for the last three years, the maximum he would receive in DOD retirement would be $2250.

The next thing you need to understand is the VA is providing a rating as well. It will usually be higher than DOD. The thing you need to remember is by law, you can not collect pay from the federal government for the same thing. So if he get's $2250 from DOD and $2300 from VA, it will not add up to $4550. The VA pay is going to offset his DOD pay. The VA would pay $2300 tax free and DOD would pay nothing.

There is an exception to this rule and based on his 9 years of service, he may qualify for CRSC. He would file paperwork once his VA ratings are final to prove each of his conditions were combat related, or a simulation of war. He would fill out a DA 2860 and send his supporting documents (stuff that proves combat) to the CRSC board listed for his branch on the 2860. They will decide what percentage, if any of his DOD pay that can be restored as CRSC pay. This is the only way he could collect both VA and DOD pay.

Please read the file and it will help you ask questions that will help you. It will also take a lot of speculation out of the picture.
 

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