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Dec 3 2017

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How much do you get for medical discharge from the army?

My husband has just been diagnosed with a brain tumour and he is in the army. He has to go up in front of the med board early next year but its looking like. show more My husband has just been diagnosed with a brain tumour and he is in the army. He has to go up in front of the med board early next year but its looking like he will get medical discharge and I was wondering if anyone knew if you get a lump sum pay out or anything, he has been in service for 5 years will be a corporal when and if he has to leave? Please help as there is very little info i can find on this subject. Thanks

alot of people are commenting that he wont get compensation from the army as a tumour isnt their fault. Im not talking about compensation I am talking about. show more alot of people are commenting that he wont get compensation from the army as a tumour isnt their fault. Im not talking about compensation I am talking about the level of money he will get for medical discharge, i know they do get some but I am unaware of how this is calculated. Thanks

OK, first of all DO NOT TAKE ANY LUMP SUMS. Lump sums only benefit the Army and usually come back to aunt the service member.Assuming that he is discharged, it will not matter what the Army says he is entitled to as far as money. It is the VA that will determine his disability rating and pay him accordingly. Start right now. make copies of all medical records and current tests MRIs CTs etc and recorde entries. Basically start and maintain a separate medical record for yourselves. Make an extra copy(s). Go now and start talking to the VA and get counseling. If he can, get a VA medical appointment asap. Might be called a C P appointment depending on where you are at.
Talk to the VA or VFW to get advise.
Check with the base transition office or education office to see if there is a transition class for people getting out on medical. i.e. DTAP VTAP VAP
Some things to consider or fight for:
* fight to stay in the Army and see if the tumor is operable/curable
* if it is severe enough, he could try to get on the TDRL or PDRL. Tempoary disabled retired list or Permenant disabled retired list.
20% or above disablity (qualifys you for Vochational Rehab)
100% Disability if you are are unable to work.
Hope this helps Good Luck! these links might help also

I hope everything turns out well for you and your husband. If this is the US Army that you speak of, he ll be boarded and depending on the outcome. show more I hope everything turns out well for you and your husband.

If this is the US Army that you speak of, he ll be boarded and depending on the outcome, will be discharged medically. They will probably offer him a lump sum payout. But once he is released, he should go to the VA medical hospital and register if he hasn t already with his DD 214. Also he needs to see his state Veterans Representative or a veterans organization and put in a claim with the VA for comp pen. Unfortunatly this is a long process that can take as much as a year. He should make careful sure that he has all his medical records and 201 file. If he can t get the originals, get certified copies. -He s going to need them!

Good luck and God Bless.

knight 10 years ago

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ALL military orders have definitive dates stating the exact separation date for the soldier. A verbal authorization does not supersede any written orders. show more ALL military orders have definitive dates stating the exact separation date for the soldier. A verbal authorization does not supersede any written orders that the soldier received. All discharges, whether medical, honorable or dishonorable include a checklist with deadlines to have each section completed all stations listed on the checklist must be cleared signed off on by the person authorized to clear you (finance, medical, housing, supply, admin, arms room, S1-4, etc) before you can leave. If the checklist was not completed, all steps were not taken properly before the soldier s discharge or physically leaving the base, or any early leave by the soldier without returning to his unit can be considered AWOL.

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You can only recieve compensation if the Army failed in it s duty to care for your husband or were negligent to him which ended in a medical discharge. show more You can only recieve compensation if the Army failed in it s duty to care for your husband or were negligent to him which ended in a medical discharge. From what you say in that your husband has developed a brain tumour, the Army cannot be held responsible for that. Very sorry to tell you that.

nosdda 10 years ago

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Ugh. she s not british. look for a book called Disabled American Veterans. it really depends on the how long he/she has served, and there are a whole. show more Ugh. she s not british. look for a book called Disabled American Veterans. it really depends on the how long he/she has served, and there are a whole bunch of factors to consider..but the book will explain everything–it has a huge chart and it is really helpful.
-SGT Kyle

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