Oak Grove, KY asked in Military Law for Missouri

Q: With a chapter 5-17, is someone eligible for 100% GI Bill or only after VA claims prove service connected disability?

My wife is currently being separated under a chapter 5-17 due to a really bad break in her femoral neck. She went on con leave and was told she was getting a chapter 5-17 when she returned. She was never offered a MEB, however with such an injury, is that common? What benefits will she be eligible for and will she only be eligible for such benefits after she makes a claim through the VA for her hip?

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Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II
  • Military Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK

A: The VA will establish the percentage of disability. There is an appeals process should you disagree with it.

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