prior army question
Last Post 04 May 2012 09:55 PM by moosehutch. 3 Replies.
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25 Mar 2012 02:34 PM
    I am looking to see if i get my va disability waived can a prior army e-4 with 2 dependents which are only 6 months a year with a reasonable family care plan able to be set up can i  join the coast guard?
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    25 Mar 2012 03:57 PM
    As I understand you would have to waive your disability altogether via the VA before you can go to MEPS to process. Then you run the risk of losing your disability and not getting selected for the CG.

    Also, thanks for your service, I wish you the best of luck.
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    25 Mar 2012 08:24 PM
    Yeah, it's awfully risky considering how hard it is to get into the CG these days. Even if cleared medically, you would only qualify to come in as an E-3, and you would still require a waiver to be approved by recruiting command because of your number of dependents, and that's extremely difficult to get approved these days. I wish you the best of luck in whatever you decide to pursue.
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    04 May 2012 09:55 PM
    Just think if you don't even get up to MEPS, you can't get that disability back. Remember you are receiving disability payments for a medical issue that would likely disqualify you from entering into service. I have applicants that send up a medical prescreen and never even get to see MEPS. As the two above me said that's a huge risk. Also you aren't specific about if you are a single parent of two or if you are married with one child. If you are a single parent of two even part time that will also likely to be a show stopper.


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