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Category Archives: Military Disability Information

Information on TDRL from the US Army Human Resources Command (HRC)

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TEMPORARY DISABILITY RETIRED LIST (TDRL) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is TDRL? The TDRL is a list of Army members found to be unfit for performance of military duties by reason of physical disability which may be permanent, but which has not sufficiently stabilized to permit an accurate assessment of a permanent degree of disability…. Read More »

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Combat Injured Veterans May be Due a Refund

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Information for Congressional Staff From IRS Legislative Affairs Division Congressional Affairs Program Topic:  Combat Injured Veterans May be Due a Refund Who it affects: Combat Injured Veterans Who Received a Lump Sum Disability Payment Inadvertently Treated as Taxable Key points: Please share the following information with veterans and veteran’s groups in your district. From 1991 through… Read More »

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Disability Compensation for Vietnam Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

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Vietnam Veterans may be eligible for disability compensation benefits because of exposure to Agent Orange. This article highlights the eligibility criteria and important information for filing a claim for benefits. Criteria for Eligibility In order for a Veteran who served in Vietnam to qualify for disability compensation benefits for a presumption based on exposure… Read More »

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Summary of VA Benefits for National Guard and Reserve Members and Veterans

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As a member of the National Guard or Reserve you may qualify for a wide range of benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA is here to help you and your family understand the benefits for which you may be eligible and how to apply for them. VA benefits include disability compensation, pension, home loan guaranty, education, health care, insurance, vocational… Read More »

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State Active Duty and Injuries Occurring during those times

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Veterans Administration Benefits, Integrated Disability Evaluation System, Medical Evaluation Boards, and Physical Evaluation Boards (MEBs and PEBs) Qualifying service in the National Guard and Reserve Generally, all National Guard and Reserve members discharged or released under conditions that are not dishonorable are eligible for some VA benefits. The length of your service, service commitment… Read More »

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US Army Claims

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THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER THE BENEFITS OF CONSULTING WITH A TRAINED LEGAL PROFESSIONAL How to file a claim against the United States Army: In the case of a negligent or wrongful act by the Army against a claimant, the claimant has the right to file… Read More »

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LDES vs. IDES

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THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER THE BENEFITS OF CONSULTING WITH A TRAINED LEGAL PROFESSIONAL The Disability Evaluation System (DES) is used to determine whether a service-member is physically and mentally able to continue to serve in the US military. The DES determines the service-member’s fitness for… Read More »

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Army Discharge Review Board

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THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER THE BENEFITS OF CONSULTING WITH A TRAINED LEGAL PROFESSIONAL Each service has an almost identical board but this article’s focus is the Army. What is the ADRB: The Army Discharge Review Board (ADRB) reviews discharges of former Soldiers. The purpose of… Read More »

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Material Error Military Promotion

By Citizen Soldier Law |

THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER THE BENEFITS OF CONSULTING WITH A TRAINED LEGAL PROFESSIONAL A service-member’s rank determines a Soldier’s pay, retirement benefits, and prestige. Therefore, like any job, qualifying for and receiving promotions are important for all Soldiers. Often, however, service-members suffering from PTSD or… Read More »

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Army Grade Determination Review Board

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THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER THE BENEFITS OF CONSULTING WITH A TRAINED LEGAL PROFESSIONAL The Army Grade Determination Review Board (AGDRB) determines the grade at which a service member will retire. This has implications on a service member’s pay and benefits, so having a high retirement… Read More »

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