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GI Bill eligibility for service-connected disability

Postby LyghtFunky1 » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:08 am

Hi, I will be regretfully getting out of the Navy after 1 year & 10 months of active duty as a FMF Corpsman. Due to a service-conneced disability, I am scared from seeing many, many different eligibility requirements for it. Recently I was told that I would get a percentage of the months that I served. I've read in a few places, without 2 years of active duty I will not receive it. I paid into the GI Bill ($100 monthly payments for 12 months). Could you please shed some light to me about my eligibility & what I can actually get, if anything from this GI Bill, I am very stressed out right now & I would really appreciate some closure with this whole thing. I'm not sure if it will help, but the seperation code & type I will be getting is "JFL" & I will have a honorable discharge when I am released November 30, 2006(I joined January 13, 2005). Thank you for your help.

P.S. I have been doing my research via the U.S Code & I have came upon Title 38 of the 50 US Codes, Part 3, Chapter 30, Subchapter 2 (Basic Educational Assitance) & I have, & I quote been reviewing this in hopes that I will get my GI Bill.

" (1) who--
(A) after June 30, 1985, first becomes a member of the Armed
Forces or first enters on active duty as a member of the Armed
Forces and--

(B) as of December 31, 1989, is eligible for educational
assistance benefits under chapter 34 of this title and was on
active duty at any time during the period beginning on October
19, 1984, and ending on July 1, 1985, continued on active duty
without a break in service and--
(i) after June 30, 1985, serves at least three years of
continuous active duty in the Armed Forces; or
(ii) after June 30, 1985, is discharged or released from
active duty (I) for a service-connected disability, for a
medical condition which preexisted such service on active
duty and which the Secretary determines is not service
connected, for hardship, or for a physical or mental
condition that was not characterized as a disability, as
described in subparagraph (A)(ii)(I) of this paragraph; (II)
for the convenience of the Government, if the individual
completed not less than 30 months of continuous active duty
after that date; or (III) involuntarily for the convenience
of the Government as a result of a reduction in force, as
determined by the Secretary of the military department
concerned in accordance with regulations prescribed by the
Secretary of Defense or by the Secretary of Homeland
Security with respect to the Coast Guard when it is not
operating as a service in the Navy; or

I know that is alot to read, however the main point in that US code is in (B), & it says.. (ii) after June 30, 1985, is discharged or released from
active duty (I) for a service-connected disability, for a
medical condition which preexisted such service on active
duty and which the Secretary determines is not service
connected, for hardship, or for a physical or mental
condition that was not characterized as a disability, as
described in subparagraph (A)(ii)(I)

This US Code can be pulled up from the government website, http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin ... +38USC3011

I know this is alot of reading, someone here with more experience in dealing with the VA here on VToday. Could please reply with any help. I am very stressed out as this point. Thank you so very much for your time.

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