I have talked to a couple different people going through the MEB process, or who have finished and are ETSing soon. I understand that the Army assigns you a medical retirement percentage, and that than you put in your findings to the VA and apply for VA disability. My question is, can a service member getting medically discharged, recieve his army severance pay, and VA disability compensation? or will he/she have to chose? The person I talked to recieved a one time payment from the Army of 28,000 dollars for severance, and will be recieving 70% disability from the VA. As I am going through the process myself, I am wondering if that is normal/legal?