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    Need help deciphering this garbage

    So, I haven't been back here in a very long time, but I am almost to the one year mark of my retirement and have run into a few issues with the VA. First: Dependents. I had them while I was active duty, they were reported as part of my MEB/PEB to the VA, I had to turn in the form 2 more...
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    TDRL- Home of Choice or HOR?

    ECAF states in accordance with paragraph U5365-A and C, Joint Federal Travel Regulation (JFTR), a member placed on the TDRL is entitled to: (a) ship property to a home of selection (HOS); or (b) place property into Non-Temporary Storage (NTS) with a termination date one year after release from...
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    Last Question

    We are very careful with money, and have nothing extra, but 5 people to support really eats the money. As far as how we will do it for a month with no pay? Travel Pay, and family. We get over 3K in travel, 80% is paid in advance. But It does not deposit until the day we leave, so gotta get...
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    Last Question

    That's a load off, thanks. The toughest part of this retirement stuff is juggling the money to be sure there is enough to get the family home. I appreciate the info.
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    Last Question

    I final out on the 27th. Not taking any terminal leave, and wont have more than a couple days sold back. I know that my last check will be withheld, Question is, will I still get paid on the 15th? Put me in a bit of a panic, and I will be calling in the morning to find out for certain, but...
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    orders process/steps? need info please!?!?

    I have lost the number, but the APDA (HRC) are the ones who do the grade determination. It all happens at the same time your orders are being processed. You can call the HRC and check status, that's what I did, and 15 minutes later I had orders in the system and was picking them up an hour...
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    Have Orders Will I get Travel Pay?

    Orders say I am authorised dependants, so I know I should get mileage at .23/mi, but what about meals an lodging allowances? There is me, my wife and three children. Obviously I should, but cant seem to find an answer. They will hold my last check, so how else could I be expected to get a car...
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    I'm DONE!!!

    No. The APDA approves your ratings and then HRC does grade determinations and things of that nature, then populates you in the TRANSPO System. From that point your orders are cut by your local transitions office.
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    I'm DONE!!!

    Ah yes, the results... Fantastic actually, 60/80 PDRL, honourable discharge as far as I know. I've never had any adverse action in my career, not even a negative counselling.
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    I'm DONE!!!

    And here it is ladies and gents. I'm done. I have not posted much here, but this place has been a wealth of knowledge, and putting the pieces together that I have gathered here has accelerated my process by leaps and bounds. So thanks to anybody's brain I've picked. Dont give up...
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    TIMELINE: MEB THROUGH PEB

    Seattle as well, I am just obnoxious with these people though. If we have to maintain timelines, then they should have to as well. I have bothered everyone in this process to death. I am always on the phone asking questions. My advice would be to physically go in and see your MSC and see if...
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    TIMELINE: MEB THROUGH PEB

    Another bump here. Ratings came in 60% Army, 80% VA, PDRL. I concurred and signed. Now they say 1 week to 2 months for orders. So close. MEB referral: 09 SEP 2011 Initial meeting with PEBLO: 1 NOV 2011 Meeting with MSC (claim development): 2 NOV 2011 C&P Exams with VA contractor: 14 NOV...
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    Stuck at VA for ratings ( new info!!!!)

    Yes, it is a fact, came from the VA MSC
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    Stuck at VA for ratings ( new info!!!!)

    I've been a little quicker. MEDEVAC in June of last year, Started MEB Nov 4, got preliminary ratings 2 weeks ago. Pending approval now. But I'm not nice, and if I haven't heard anything by Friday, I will call the PEB and ask what the problem is. It took 4 days to get my Unfit, why in the...
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    Stuck at VA for ratings ( new info!!!!)

    PEBLO is wrong, or at least passing wrong info...Imagine that. If you are Pending Decision Approval, your ratings are with the PEB waiting to be approved. All the VA has to do is get the ratings back and send you your Ratings to be reviewed and Accepted.
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    Pending Decision Approval for Ratings

    Figured I would chime in here. The PEB took 4 days to return my unfit finding. Then of course it went to the VA and my preliminary ratings came back, and the packet was sent back to the PEB for approval 10 days ago. My command is really starting to screw with us (MEB soldiers) and I am...
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    Where am I?

    Army. Deemed adequate for rating means, I believe, that they are good with all of my exams, and need no further information to rate the claims. The RSVR acronym I think is, Ratings Veterans Service Representative. I guess that means that a rater has it and is working the ratings. Or its...
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    Where am I?

    So I was told Friday that I had been deemed adequate for rating and that my case is now with the RSVR for rating. That sounds like someone has it and they are working up the rating. Opinions?
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    If this is true it's ridiculous VA Rating time

    So, another soldier that is about in the same place I am (waiting for ratings) was informed by our Platoon SGT, that it was just briefed that we would be waiting 18-22 months for the ratings, because of the back log. Can anyone tell me if there is any truth to this? Or if anyone has heard...
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    TIMELINE: MEB THROUGH PEB

    But they have tried to lie to me through the whole process, I just made sure I was better educated than them. My favourite was when the PEBLOs assistant put in the system that my NARSUM had been sent for signatures...they did not send it for another week. The thing people don't realise is...
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