Posted on Oct 25, 2020
SPC Onel Cruz
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Prior service Marine, got out for a year and enlisted in the Army reserves. Trying to figure out if I can still file a claim with the VA while still in the Reserves.
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MAJ Javier Rivera
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Edited 1 mo ago
Don’t wait, go ahead and file your claim. If I may, get with a VSO to help you with your claim!
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PO3 Patricia Miner
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Yes you can. Contact your local VSO to help you file.
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SFC Head Of Radiological Services Cboc
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Yes you can claim while in the reserves. Go to ebenefits and start the claim process.
This is for when someone else in the future looks at this post: Your claim cannot be decided while on active duty, you can file a claim180 days before your Active Duty discharge date or after your discharge. Once you start the claim you have 1 year to submit all your contentions and evidence.
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SPC Onel Cruz
SPC Onel Cruz
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Thanks SFC (Join to see). So Im able to file a claim but would I be able to receive disability compensation while still serving in the reserves?
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MSgt Equipment Operator
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SPC Onel Cruz - see my answer below.
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SFC Head Of Radiological Services Cboc
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SSG Steven Borders
SSG Steven Borders
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SPC Onel Cruz - Yes, you can. I collect Disability and still drill. I drill for points only, unless I am at school or AT.
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