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According to the VA website, a vet must be rated 100% in order to obtain an ID card for PX privileges; however, it seems when I was discharged for disabilities in 1991, the army would base it upon 30%+. Does anyone have any further information?

Also, if my claim is approved and found to be an error back to 1991, it would have been a 30% rating at that time. If I'm correct on ID priv @30%+, will they honor that privilege now or deny it since the VA guidelines is 100%. It by all means is not the first priority with this claim but certainly curious.

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This is just an educated guess but they would retire those with 30% or more disability and as a retiree you would get a retirees ID card, allowing you access to base activities.

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If you were MEB'd out of service you are considered retired. Your Exchange benefit is a result of the Military, The VA is a different issue.

If you are a 100 percent P and T vet, then you are considered disabled from being in the seervice.

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I got 30% from the VA after I ets'd in 94. I got a ID card, but it was for a limited time. One year, I think.

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There are only three ways to get a Military Id after leaving service.

1.) you must be retired with length of service

2.) you must be medically retired from your branch of service with at least 30% disability

3.) you must be rated 100% schedular or TDIU from the va and it must be a permanent rating.

If you are rated 30% from the va you are not entitled to, nor will the military issue you an ID card, not even on a temporary basis.

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If you were MEB'd out of service you are considered retired. Your Exchange benefit is a result of the Military, The VA is a different issue.

If you are a 100 percent P and T vet, then you are considered disabled from being in the seervice.

J

Your statement is a little misleading ....

Being medicallly boarded out of service does not qualify anyone for an ID card. Service Medical boards award disability based on the severity of the medical problem, the rating can be 0 -100% just like the va. Any service member that is awarded 30% or more from their branch of service is considered retired and receives the ID card.

Sometimes the service will assign a member to the temporary disabled retired list and that person will retian his ID card, and receive 50% of his base pay, for no longer than five years. At the end of five years or eairler, the veteran will be placed on the permanent disabled retirement list with a permanent rating of 30% or higher, be discharged with 205 or less, or be call back to active duty.

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Yeah Teac I left the 30 percent off. Anyway a MEB retirement is not the same as a VA retirement.

The VA will re rate it anyway. Usually at a lower percentage.

Thanks for clarfying that.

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