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I just went to admin sep. board, have 17 years sevice, recieved general discharge, under honorable, what benifits/ compensation

Fort Lewis, WA |

just wonderingg what i keep

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Here's a comprehensive chart:
http://www.knox.army.mil/sja/documents/Adlaw/VA_Benefits_Chart.pdf

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Andrew David Cherkasky

Andrew David Cherkasky

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Mr. Cassara is correct about previous discharges. If you had a previous enlistment end with an honorable, you should be able to keep all the benefits associated with an honorable.

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You will keep most benefits. However, your GI Bill may be in jeopardy. More times then not the VA will reject your educational benefits because you did not receive a honorable discharge. I advise you to make all claims with VA and see if they reject claim. If they reject you can always appeal.

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There are literally dozens of possible benefits. Check with the VA. Remember that any benefits during a term of service that ended with an Honorable Discharge are not lost.

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TDS has a form that gives you a summary of all the Benny's you keep. If you have 17 years in you probably have a number of good enlistments already behind you so you should retain what you earned from them like gi bill. When you out process you will receive a briefing on this subject. You can also talk with any of the NCOs at JBLM TDS, they know this stuff