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« Reply #360 on: March 03, 2014, 05:25:00 AM »

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).
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« Reply #361 on: March 03, 2014, 03:35:58 PM »

Quote from: Lee on March 03, 2014, 05:25:00 AM

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.
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« Reply #362 on: March 03, 2014, 05:12:03 PM »

Right. I had a pretty serious on the job accident early in my career which has had lasting effects. That, along with other issues, I think may have pushed me into the magic 50% range where you get both (knock on wood). I really don't know how it all adds up though. An ex coworker developed an incurable disease while he was in, but the only effect on his life is blood in his urine. He got 70%. Other people with more issues seem to get far less.

Like I said, not counting on it, but it would be nice.

The way the government/DOD is working, looks like we can expect less and less in benefits in the future. Not sure of the details, but I heard Congress voted down a package for veteran benefits just last week. We are loosing commissaries and BX's next year and it sounds like Tricare Prime might have changes in the future.
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« Reply #363 on: March 12, 2014, 07:13:57 AM »

Quote from: Lee on March 03, 2014, 05:12:03 PM

An ex coworker developed an incurable disease while he was in, but the only effect on his life is blood in his urine.

what disease is that??
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« Reply #364 on: March 12, 2014, 02:59:30 PM »

Quote from: hitbyambulance on March 12, 2014, 07:13:57 AM

Quote from: Lee on March 03, 2014, 05:12:03 PM

An ex coworker developed an incurable disease while he was in, but the only effect on his life is blood in his urine.

what disease is that??

No idea. He told us, but this was a couple of years ago and I don't remember. It was something I had never heard of. He talked like it was pretty minor.
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« Reply #365 on: March 12, 2014, 03:09:08 PM »

Quote from: Lee on March 12, 2014, 02:59:30 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on March 12, 2014, 07:13:57 AM

Quote from: Lee on March 03, 2014, 05:12:03 PM

An ex coworker developed an incurable disease while he was in, but the only effect on his life is blood in his urine.

what disease is that??

No idea. He told us, but this was a couple of years ago and I don't remember. It was something I had never heard of. He talked like it was pretty minor.

It's like the condition the villain in Casino Royale had, but more penisy.
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« Reply #366 on: March 13, 2014, 03:17:26 PM »

Quote from: Lee on March 12, 2014, 02:59:30 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on March 12, 2014, 07:13:57 AM

Quote from: Lee on March 03, 2014, 05:12:03 PM

An ex coworker developed an incurable disease while he was in, but the only effect on his life is blood in his urine.

what disease is that??

No idea. He told us, but this was a couple of years ago and I don't remember. It was something I had never heard of. He talked like it was pretty minor.

Chronic nephritis?
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