Belleville, IL asked in Military Law for Illinois

Q: Can military retirement benefits be taken away after serving twenty plus years and receiving an honorable discharge

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Timothy J. Deffet

Answered
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: I am sorry to hear that your benefits were terminated. I do not practice in thus type of law but my alma mater, The John Marshall Law School, has a Veteran's Legal Support Center, where you may be able to get free advice on veteran's benefits issues. Contact:

Joseph R. Butler

Assistant Professor

Co-Executive Director, Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic

The John Marshall Law School

315 South Plymouth Court

Chicago, Illinois 60604

Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 360

Email: 6butler@jmls.edu

BA, Eastern Illinois University

JD, The John Marshall Law School

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Philip D. Cave

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  • Military Law Lawyer
  • Alexandria, VA

A: A very imprecise question.

Where you retired, and got a DD214 with an HD. If so, the only way that normally you lose retirement is if you are recalled to active duty for the purpose of prosecution at court-martial for conduct which happened while you were on active duty.

Can a divorce court award a portion of military retirement to a spouse-- yes.

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