Predictions anyone?

jasonriv

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Well finally after two years this process is almost about finished since contacting NVLSP about getting a medical retirement discharge. As of May 2020 my pro bono lawyer on my case finished my draft and is finalizing submission.

I receive 100 percent disability from the VA. It’s solely for ptsd and I’ve been on disability for 5 years now. I only served a year and 9 months in the army because at the time I was not aware of my ptsd symptoms. I had a lot of problems with my chain of command at the time and being under a lot of mental pressure I was chapters out with a pattern of misconduct. In 2015 I couldn’t hold a job, I couldn’t focus and I was losing it and needed answers and so I talked to a psychiatrist and the rest is history.

Upon reading my draft application by my attorney I was shocked to find out that
 

jasonriv

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my attorney argues that the Army psychiatrist notes reflect my records done by the VA C & P exam notes done by a different psychiatrist in 2015. He believes I should have been referred to a med board and believes I should have been informed about my ptsd symptoms and be referred for tests or treatments. That never happened instead I was chaptered.

my question is if I get a medical retirement, how does that work for me? I only served 1 year and 9 months. Or does an honorable discharge look more promising?

Your thoughts, predictions or facts are appreciated thanks.
 

oddpedestrian

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Honorable discharge most likely, hypothetically even if they did refer you to an MEB because of the patterns of misconduct they retain the discretion to pick either chapter so even a medical retirement wasn't guaranteed.
 
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