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Q: As a veteran can being unfaithful affect My VA benefits

If receiving benefits for being married, I empregnate another woman, how can this affect My benefits

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 21, 2023

Infidelity itself does not directly impact VA benefits based on marriage. However, if the child born to another woman is legally recognized as your dependent, it may affect your benefits depending on your specific circumstances and eligibility criteria. It's advisable to consult with a legal... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Military Law for District of Columbia on
Q: Do you think I'll be getting chaptered?

About a month ago I was caught inderage drinking. I filled out a sworn statement, signed the counselings, everything. I was told I would be getting a Co Grade Article 15. Its still sitting at legal. Now, i just recently got caught underage drinking again mainly becuase i got in a fight and broke my... View More

Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II
answered on Mar 21, 2017

With your youth, relative newness to the Army, and rank - you can expect a harsh Article 15 punishment. Being chaptered is possible, but my experience has been that the Army has invested time and money in you and hopefully they see this as something that's in the past. You need to soldier on... View More

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Q: 1. would a military officer be in violation of military clearance laws should they have contact/paid by foreign govt.

In regards to breeches of military security clearance laws (which laws apply) and what immediate actions should be taken. If an officer has/is having extensive contact with and been paid money by a hostile foreign government and their agents:

1. should that officer/official immediately... View More

Patrick Korody
Patrick Korody
answered on Feb 3, 2017

This would certainly trigger a suspension of a security clearance and investigation by military authorities. There are numerous federal laws and UCMJ articles that can be applied to espionage cases.

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