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Sailors and Marines separated between Sept. 12, 2016, and June 11, 2018 eligible for new PEB
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Court orders new PEB for certain Sailors and Marines This is a very good option for affected DoN personnel.

The New DODI 1332.18 & Why It Is Important to You—John B Gately

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On 11/10/22, DODI 1332.18 was updated with mandatory guidance to be followed by all the armed services when processing PEB cases. Here are just a few reasons why this update is important for anyone undergoing the PEB process to review and understand: 1. In this update, there is a provision that allows service members to specifically demand that the FPEB cannot seat as board members anyone who participated in the adjudication process of your case at the IPEB. See Section 3.3.c.2.b of DODI1332.18. This means that you can exclude IPEB members from sitting on your FPEB, but you can also keep them if you think that their presence would help your case. 2. Prior to this update being issued, service members could only submit written appeals of adverse findings by the FPEB panel of their service. But, under Section 3.3d.1 of DODI1332.18, you can now request an additional hearing at which counsel can represent you. While no one knows yet how each service will implement this provision, this...

Memorial Day 2023

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I hope everyone has taken a moment to reflect on the sacrifices of our Brothers and Sisters who have given the ultimate sacrifice in military service to our Great Nation. I also hope that you all have enjoyed the day. To me, the day is best served by taking time to honor the fallen and also to enjoy what their service has given us- the Freedom that we enjoy and the fruits of a country that allows us so much. Godspeed fallen warriors. Your service is never forgotten! I will be posting more in the near future about initiatives to help Wounded Warriors and to fix the problems they so often face. Memorial-Day-Wreath.jpg

Veterans can now access their disability benefit decisions online

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Veterans can now access their disability benefit claim decision notice letters electronically on, empowering them to quickly and easily see their disability decisions. Continue reading...

Remember the Golden Rule

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Selected text written by Jason Perry a few years ago. A revival of his post is warranted due to a few isolated incidents. The bottom line: No one is superior to another on this board (Jason is the owner of course). This is applicable to all categories of members, moderators and visitors/regular members alike. Having a unique expertise does not give one the right to belittle others. If you receive information which you think is wrong, say so without insulting the person (a volunteer) who went to the trouble of providing an answer. RonG, Moderator cc: @Jason Perry @chaplaincharlie @Provis @Guardguy11 @RetiredColonel-MikeT @oddpedestrian
Haven't followed this thread and this is my first look at it. So, my comments or views may not encompass all that has gone on and I may be missing context that said, here are a few...

Disability Severance Pay?

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I just wanted to start a new thread on disability severance pay and how it works as it seems many people on here have questions about it, including me, but aren’t getting solid answers. Please provide any input you have on this topic to help others out. What I know about it is you should receive it somewhere around 20 business days after your separation date. If you were rated at 0% for your referred condition they won’t recoup any of the severance pay and I believe I’ve heard of your rates 100% by the VA they won’t recoup any of it either, correct me if I’m wrong. You also won’t be taxed on it if your referred condition is combat related or if you are receiving any monthly compensation from the VA. It is otherwise taxed at 22% Federal tax. If your severance pay is taxed you can receive a refund from DFAS by submitting a claim online at https://www.DFAS.mail/debt and claims/submit claim.html To submit a refund claim you will need your DD214 (member copy 4), The entire...
Recoupment and Taxes? Disability Severance Pay.

Account (un)suspended

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Apologies, folks! You may have noticed that on attempting to log in today, there was an "Account Suspended" notice. To clarify, that was my hosting account. I had missed the hosting invoice and they suspended the account which was cleared up when I saw the suspension notice and then paid the hosting bill. We are all now Un-Suspended!

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