San Antonio, TX asked in Military Law for Texas

Q: If you commited a felony while active duty. Get out with benefits, do you & your family loose all military benefits?

Arrested after out of military but commited crime while still a soldier and active duty.

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Philip D. Cave

  • Military Law Lawyer
  • Alexandria, VA

A: You military benefits are based on the discharge you received, independent of the conviction.

If you got an Honorable then you get all of your benefits. A general you get most, except education and home guarantee. With an OTH its harder to have any benefits.

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