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Last Post 11 May 2015 11:11 PM by scoutdad25619. 3 Replies.
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10 May 2015 08:35 PM
    I have a 50% service connected disability from the US Navy. I was a corpsman and lost my spleen from cancer 30 years ago. The VA gives 20% for a lost organ and 30% for cancer. Of course neither keeps me from performing the duties the auxiliary would require. I m a soon to retire cop and can do anything physical with no limitations. I know I can not join the military again (aside from the age limitation of course) without losing my VA benefit money but I still want to serve my nation. Can I join the auxiliary without losing my VA money since the aux is unpaid? I could not find this specifically answered anywhere on the internet.
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    11 May 2015 06:05 AM
    I think you can, and I certainly hope you can. But I'm not a legal person and can see hoe this could be an issue. I suggest you contact a local flotilla or division. They have access to a division or district legal counsel who is in the CGAux. They can get you an authoritative answer, and get it to you in writing. Good luck.

    And us cancer survivors need to stick together. I lost a chunk of my thyroid to cancer about 30 years ago. I tell people I'm not all there.
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    11 May 2015 06:14 AM
    Thanks. I will do that.
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    11 May 2015 11:11 PM
    You can most certainly join. The Auxiliary is a volunteer force and warfighting is not in our job description. We are loaded with prior-service members, many of whom have disability status. That being said, ask legal anyway, get it in writing "just in case".
    Good Luck!
    DUTY IS DOING IT, PRIDE IS WEARING IT, TRADITION IS LIVING IT. “DUTY FIRST” – CHIEF EDMUND ENWRIGHT, CHICAGO F.D. (RETIRED)
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