Question on Benefits and what to expect during MEB

jcursi23

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Question. My name is Jon and I used to be on Active Duty. I switched over to the IMA program and have been on Active Duty Orders as an IMA with no break in service for the last 7 years. My total time in service will be 17 years in June 2018. I am getting a Med Board as I have been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and etc. Everything has happened while on Active Duty since the Army decided to take my gallbladder out. Once I get my rating will I still be eligible for Tricare or do I have to wait until age 60? Since I am on title 10 orders on Active Duty I should be treated as Active Duty correct? Also, am I eligible for early retirement and VA or just the higher of the two? I know there is a rule if you have more than 15 years but less than 20. Just want to know if I will get both or just VA and if I still get Tricare? Thanks in advance.
 

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If you are 30% or more DoD rated you will will be TriCare eligible. Yes, you are AD and thus treated as such. Under 20 you get only one.
 

jcursi23

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Thank you Chaplain Charlie. Was worried since technically I am a reservist since I’m in the IMA program that I wouldn’t get my Trieste til the age of 60. Guess it’s a good thing I’m on Active Duty orders.
 
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