This is my 1st post, if it's in the wrong area....my bad. I'm going through the IDES process and after talking with legal counsel they gave me an estimate of my ratings, not sure how accurate it is going to be but time will tell. My question is about severance pay. The estimate is army: 60%-70% and va:100%. I'm coming up on 14 years of active service, am I going to get severance? If so, should I take it? I heard something about va not paying until later if severance is accepted.