When I work again, maybe I will miss the structure, but unless something bad happens, that won't be happening for awhile. Just need to get this degree crap out of the way. I haven't been this broke since I was a two striper. Have my disability medical Wednesday, hopefully that will provide a little boost in pay in a few months (not getting my hopes up, but if I get something, great).
Disability doesn't provide a boost in pay. If you receive a rating, the VA will pay a portion of your retirement pay (tax-free). The government keeps the portion the VA is now paying. You still make the same amount.