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Military law deals with issues covered by the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which is a set of federal laws applying to members of the armed forces.
Proper authority for convening a Special Courts Martial is laid out in 823. ART. 23. Where it provides that:
(a) Special courts-martial may be convened by--
(1) any person who may convene a general court-martial;
(2) the commanding officer of a district, garrison, fort, camp, sta...
Legal Issues with Veterans Benefits October 6, 2010
Accreditation Federal law dictates that no one may help a veteran in the
preparation, presentation and prosecution of an initial claim for VA
benefits unless that person is accredited. The only exception to this
Following are some highlights from my book, "The Little Book of Big Tips: The Veterans Pension Benefit Handbook for Seniors and their Families." The Little Book of Big Tips is a guide to help consumers understand the nature of the veterans' pension benefit for long-term care.
Under the UCMJ, Officers have a right to trial by Court Martial See 804 ART. 4. DISMISSED OFFICER'S RIGHT TO TRIAL BY COURT-MARTIAL where it provides:
(a) If any commissioned officer, dismissed by order of the president, makes a written application for trial by court-martial set...
Unless for some reason a general discharge of debts is denied, the Court typically enters an order which grants a discharge to the person(s) named as the debtor(s). Thus, a discharge in bankruptcy eliminates a debtors legal obligation to pay debts that are discharged.
A quick summary of Army code 608-99 and how the support for dependents is calculated upon separation. What kind of support obligations exist for one or both parties during a separation? Army regulatio
When a service-connected disability prevents a veteran from working, VA is authorized to pay that veteran at the 100 percent rate, even if the veteran’s overall combined rating is less than 100 percen
You can appeal a decision that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) makes about whether you are eligible for benefits. VA disability hearings provide veterans whose claims were denied a chance to a
Not all veterans’ disability claims are approved. Don’t worry if your claim is denied. Veterans can appeal denied disability claims. Why should you appeal? There are two reasons you may have to appeal
A Veteran who has a service-connected injury or disease, can recover monthly benefits based on the percentage of disability assigned by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (the "VA"). This is called the "schedular rating," and the percentage that is assigned is based on VA re...
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