[This post is brought to you by military veteran David McCauley. If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.] In the Fall of 2010, my Navy career was finally blooming. My promotion was in the pipeline, I had received new orders, and had managed to save up a modest nest egg. I enjoyed my job … [Read more...] about Surviving An Involuntary Separation
VA Disability Benefits
Most of my e-mail this month has been about military retirement and disability compensation. Three different readers write: Reader #1: I am a Reserve member with 18 yrs 10 months of qualifying service. 12+ years are active duty time. I was just mobilized and was injured during training. The injury is listed as a grounds for a medical board. … [Read more...] about Should You Choose Medical Separation Or Retirement From The Reserves
This post is brought to you by Army veteran James Hinton. (If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.) In early 2007 things were looking pretty good. I had just redeployed back to Ft. Hood after my third combat tour. I was an E-6 who had just become eligible for my E-7 and was just waiting … [Read more...] about Preparing For The Unexpected
Here's a post of topics that are too small for individual posts. These leftovers won't make a financial independence meal on their own, but together they're a 1400-calorie luau. Sanctuary for Reserves and National Guard First up is the Navy's sanctuary instruction. (Even if you're not in the Navy, keep reading to see why you … [Read more...] about Mixed Plate: Military Sanctuary, Disability, And Civilian Pensions
A Guide to Better Understanding the Claim Process As a member of the US military you are entitled to competent medical care, but if you or a family member has suffered due to the medical negligence of a military doctor then you might be able to sue for military medical malpractice. If you feel you have a case make sure you talk to someone … [Read more...] about How Do I File a Military Medical Malpractice Suit?
The Department of Veterans Affairs has failed to provide adequate warning to Veterans that their Veterans Identification Cards (VIC) can be scanned to reveal their Social Security Numbers. Anyone with an IPhone or Android smart phone can download a QR code app and scan any VIC issued since 2004. Once scanned, the cardholders’ social security … [Read more...] about Veterans ID Cards Can Be Scanned With QR Code Reader
A Helpful Guide to Better Understanding the Benefits Application Procedure The United States Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that one in five former soldiers suffer from combat-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. A wide variety of benefits are available for those diagnosed with the condition, however the claims process itself can be … [Read more...] about How Do Veterans File a PTSD Claim?
This guest post is brought to you by Terry Duschinski, a former journalist, turned advocate for disabled Vet's. (If you're interested in contributing a guest post, please see our guest posting guidelines.) Acquiring disability benefits from the United States Veterans Administration is easier if there is a “legal presumption” that your affliction … [Read more...] about ‘Legal Presumption’ Of Disability for Vets, Former POWs
This guest post is brought to you by Jill Schultz. If you're interested in guest posting, please see our guest posting guidelines. Sometimes an injury or disability incurred in the military can send an active duty member into early (medical) retirement. Many disabled vets who’ve been medically retired wonder if they can work a civilian job … [Read more...] about Guest Post Wednesday: Employment Opportunities for Disabled Veterans with Disability Compensation