Can you file a VA claim after discharge?
You can also file a claim for a disability that appears after discharge: This is called a postservice claim. There’s no time limit on filing a postservice claim. But you should know that the process may become more complex the longer you wait.
How long after you get out of the military can I claim disability?
A joint VA-Department of Defense (DoD) program gives service members the opportunity to file VA disability claims from 180 to 90 days prior to their separation or retirement from active duty.
Can you be recalled to active duty after separation?
Mobilization of Reserve Members If you read the fine print of your service contract, you may see that you serve on active duty for four years, and the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) for another four years. That means you are eligible for recall at any time during those remaining four years.
What should I do when I get out of the military?
5 Months from Separation: The Get Serious Phase
- Apply for Jobs & Attend Job Fairs. If your plan is to move into another career when you get out, you should be hitting the networking hard at this point.
- Research GI Bill benefits. Make sure to do the research on your GI Bill benefits.
- Schedule a Meeting with Legal.
Is a general discharge bad?
A general discharge under honorable conditions means that your service was satisfactory, but did not deserve the highest level of discharge for performance and conduct. Many veterans with this type of discharge may have engaged in minor misconduct.
When to get dd2648 for active duty?
The DD2648 should be prepared for you well before you have 89 days left on active duty. There is even an area on there to indicate if you did not receive it with more than 89 days remaining. Since some of the items take some research to answer, I would recommend getting it as early as possible.
How to file a VA disability claim while on active duty?
To have the best experience possible I recommend the following: 1. If you are still on active duty and thinking about getting out and filing a claim, go through the Benefit Delivery At Discharge or BDD program at your installation. To qualify you must have between 60 and 180 days left on active duty.
Where do you apply for BDD if you are on active duty?
If you have 180 to 90 days left on active duty, you’ll need to apply for benefits through the BDD program. The application process depends on where you’re stationed. You can file a claim online, by mail, or in person. You can start your claim at a BDD office. Need help applying?
Can a National Guard member go to active duty?
If the command approves it, you have a conditional release to join active duty. If the command denies it, you are staying in the Reserves to complete your contract. If the conditional release is approved, you may then enlist (through the active duty recruiter) as a ” prior service candidate.”