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    Divorce and removal of benefits

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    A friend of mine is getting divorced and I had a few questions about what she's told me regarding benefits because it just doesn't sound right.

    Her DH was med-boarded out and they have not yet filed for divorce because they have not been back home for 90 days. However, her DH told her that he told the Army that he is no longer married and they cut his BAH and turned off her medical benefits; she has trigeminal nueralgia. She has called and she no longer has medical benefits. My question is, shouldn't there be required paperwork? Can he just take her off of everything before they have even filed for divorce?
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    No, he can't. She may need to contact his command (which I would NEVER suggest except in a case like this where he is not providing required care) or base/post legal.
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    No beuno. They have to be finally, officially divorced before she loses benefits.



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    Sounds a but to me. Have her call the base JAG.
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    Thanks for the quick responses ladies!
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    Oh, and her DH is a naughty boy. He can get into trouble for lying to his command and messing with things like this.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Soccer_alli View Post
    Her DH was med-boarded out
    so is he no longer in the military?
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    If he is out of the military and has no benefits than SHE will get no benefits. If he does receive benefits (medical) than until they are divorced she will as well. Once divorced though without certain stipulations she will lose all her benefits to military benefits and facilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EU_Queen(89) View Post
    If he is out of the military and has no benefits than SHE will get no benefits. If he does receive benefits (medical) than until they are divorced she will as well. Once divorced though without certain stipulations she will lose all her benefits to military benefits and facilities.
    ditto...if he's out with no bene's, the second he's out she loses out. So yeah, she may not be entitled to anything with the military if he's no longer active with no medical, divorced or not.

    If she's on the verge of getting divorce, why can't she get medical insurance anyway on her own? Even with a divorce, and he was still active duty, he wouldn't have to provide her with medical insurance if its not written that he has to for six months or any other stipulated time frame.
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    He has lifetime medical benefits due to his PTSD. She works from home and makes very little so she can't afford her own insurance right now. She's trying to find a better job with benefits so that she'll be prepared to get her own insurance as soon as possible, preferably before the divorce is final.
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