Posted on May 12, 2021
SPC Laysha Rueda
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I entered as Active Duty at 17 and I am now close to 21. I have no idea how to operate in the civilian world. My medical discharge didn't go as planned due to COVID procedures and was rushed out. Most of the information I was told I have forgotten, and I don't have veteran friends to ask. Besides going to the VA, what other things was I supposed to take care of before time runs out?
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If I am not mistaken you should still have access to Soldier for Life. Is there something that you need assistance with? I know it may be challenging to get out of the Army. I got out my first time when I was 22. It took me a while to figure it out but after a few months I found myself. sometimes we aren't able to identify as a civilian. But you need to make that transition. It seems that you were forced quickly. But places like this can aid in pointing you in the right direction. I would also look at Vet organizations in your area.
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SPC Laysha Rueda
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Due to COVID many procedures changed and I was talked to as if I knew what was happening. Even when I asked for clarification I was told someone in the civilian sector should be able to help me, but I didn't know who to reach out to.
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SPC Laysha Rueda I am familiar with the new process. It's not really desired. But luckily we are here to help.
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SPC Laysha Rueda Find you a "VET CENTER" in addition to the V.A.. In my State our County has a VSO - Veteran Service Officer who's job is to assist in answering your questions. Also, check to see what benefits your County & State may have for Veterans. Good Luck & never give up... Persistents pays off!
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SPC Laysha Rueda
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SGT (Join to see) Thank You very much I'll look into it.
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SPC Laysha Rueda - Your welcome... Good luck!
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SSG Samuel Kermon
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I don't have specific information that can help but you have taken a step by asking here for assistance. Hopefully, you will find the sources and information you need. Hope what ever the medical reason for your discharge was is under control. I pray that you have success in all things.
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