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In a divorce/child support action
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I had prostate cancer and had my prostate removed, but I still suffer from incontinence and impotence. I was on an air craft carrier outside Vietnam. I applied in August since that’s when it came out with Blue Waters but didn’t start till Jan 2020. It said it takes 2-3 months for answer about my claim. Do you know how long it takes normally, even though these are not normal times, for an answer if I’m eligible for compensation. Do you think I’m eligible and what percent? Thank you for your help.

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If receiving Civil Service Retirement System benefits

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Mandatory implementation of the Veterans Appeals Improvement Act (AMA) of 2017 will occur on February 19, 2019. Congress recognized the appalling wait times veterans and their eligible family members have been enduring as to appealing VA benefit decisions.

Elements of Your Claim

Military sexual trauma (MST ) is sexual harassment that is threatening or physical assault of a sexual nature. Both men and women serving in the military can suffer from MST . MST is an experience, not a diagnosis.

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This is to help you to understand some basics about the bankruptcy laws and rules. This may help you to make a more informed decision about whether filing for bankruptcy makes sense for you.