Posted on Nov 24, 2013
1SG Christopher Turk
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As soon as possible and you can go to any Veterans Service Office in your local community and they will help you there. You can also go to an American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars office.
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All,


filed my disability today. thanks for all the feedback. I did learn that when you file within 180 days of retirement it is till considered Benefits Before Discharge (BBD). that was good to know. I was told this process is much faster than the other. Thanks again.

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SFC A.M. Drake
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Send me an email privately as I have some information to give to you regarding your disability...btw in some instances you have up to a year to file...more on this later
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You can file at anytime you desire, it just depends on how quick you want compensation and benefits, when I was in DC a few years back getting validated for upgrade on the eBenefits site, there was a Vietnam vet there starting his process for the first time. It is best to start before retirement now for many since the program is set up to help with easier transition. I would say most of them are about the same, it just depends on the circumstances and what you need help with or done.
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