What's the debt for?
If it is a recoupment, then you would have been provided information at the time of notification about a repayment plan or seeking a waiver of indebtedness.
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How much of a debt? You want to think about a second mortgage or equity line, both of which are right around prime (2.99%)...which makes for a easier monthly payment. Is the anxiety service-related?
Most debts established through the military are "federal debts" which can be recouped in a number of very intrusive manners (ie withholding tax returns, etc). Without more information, the military attorneys on this website will have trouble giving you an idea of whether you can fight the debt. It's also important to consult about the potential for VA benefits if your anxiety is service related. In the end, you may be able to offset debt with a monthly VA check. Myself and the gentlemen above all have experience handling situations like yours or can refer you to others with more specialized experience in VA work.
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Your story has bits in it that do not make sense. Recommend you repost with the correct version and ALL the facts. Your reenlistments and added years did not happen as you described. Neither did the reason you left, or the debt. We're here to help, but you can't give us BS.
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You should review the terms of your contact/re-enlistment/or any bonuses you received. Your contract will detail the terms of waiver of any debt you would have or under what grounds you would have to repay it back. If you are having issues, recommend you contact a military law attorney.
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