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Marine Veteran needs help on eligibility

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Post by Paul.mayer » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:02 pm

have a one of a kind situation I am in and need help. Jan 2013 I was cited in Maryland for paraphanelia which is a class c misdemeanor. I did 3 months of drug education with the VA and all urinalysis were negative. Thid charge was dismissed. I smoked weed at that time due to high levels of stress transitioning out of the military. I moved to Texas and unfortunately got a public intoxication in November 2014 and did community service. That was dismissed as well. No convictions.

I applied for my LTC last year and it was sent to medical advisory board in which i recieved documents to be signed by a psychologist. After spending $500 and getting all documents signed off after she looked through my medical records, I sent those documents to the MAB. They still denied me and wrote down on my file that I have to wait until March 2018 for the 5 year period to clear. Excited for this year, I put it in once again and called them. They stated that once it clears March 28th, I should get my chl.

I got the same paperwork in the mail that I had signed off by a psychologist just a few months prior. I called and they said you have to get them signed again to prove you didnt relapse. Then I get a call back from the supervisor stating that I now have to wait 22 more months before I am eligible again. I asked why and he said because of the public intoxication in november of 2014 which is a class c misdemeanor. I am speaking to eligibility tomorrow and all these games are really pissing me off...especially with all the craziness in the country going on. I got my paraphanelia charge expunged last November and it's not even on my record so can they still hd it against me? Why are they using a PI Misdemeanor C now against me despite what was previously said above. Any help appreciated.


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Post by BBYC » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:46 pm

Class C misdemeanor public intoxication is not a disqualifier by itself.

I suspect RSD knows more than was said here.
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Post by montgomery » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:00 pm

I politely and respectfully ask you, Sir: how is claiming to be a Marine veteran relevant to your LTC situation?


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Post by twomillenium » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:51 pm

Anytime you are denied they give you the exact reason and the law that states why you are denied. The department does not do this by phone. You have a chance to dispute the denial but not a chance to ask for an exemption of the laws in place. Read exactly what the paper they sent you in the mail says. A phone call for the purpose of notification is merely flapping gums on the other end.
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Post by infoman » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:01 pm

Out of state misdemeanors are considered Class A misdemeanors here.

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Post by ScottDLS » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:09 pm

infoman wrote:Out of state misdemeanors are considered Class A misdemeanors here.
Only if they carry jail time.
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Post by ScottDLS » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:18 pm

twomillenium wrote:Anytime you are denied they give you the exact reason and the law that states why you are denied. The department does not do this by phone. You have a chance to dispute the denial but not a chance to ask for an exemption of the laws in place. Read exactly what the paper the sent you in the mail says. A phone call for the purpose of notification is merely flapping gums on the other end.
I suspect they may be using the paraphernalia charge and PI as indicator that the OP may be a drug dependent person and now they want him essentially to "prove a negative" (that he's not). Of course, there could be other info we don't have. But if they had a clear legal reason to deny him they wouldn't have sent it to MAB, they would have just rejected it and let him appeal.

And to original poster: Thank you for your service, to a Marine, from a Navy vet.
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Post by E.Marquez » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:45 pm

montgomery wrote:I politely and respectfully ask you, Sir: how is claiming to be a Marine veteran relevant to your LTC situation?
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:15 pm

E.Marquez wrote:
montgomery wrote:I politely and respectfully ask you, Sir: how is claiming to be a Marine veteran relevant to your LTC situation?
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Post by montgomery » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:19 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
E.Marquez wrote:
montgomery wrote:I politely and respectfully ask you, Sir: how is claiming to be a Marine veteran relevant to your LTC situation?
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Post by infoman » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:46 am

Any alcohol/drug treatment that an applicant self-reports is denied within a 5 year timeframe by medical advisory board.

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Post by RogueUSMC » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:00 am

montgomery wrote:I politely and respectfully ask you, Sir: how is claiming to be a Marine veteran relevant to your LTC situation?
Hey, it saves you $20...lol...other than that, I don't have any idea...
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Post by montgomery » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:06 am

RogueUSMC wrote:
montgomery wrote:I politely and respectfully ask you, Sir: how is claiming to be a Marine veteran relevant to your LTC situation?
Hey, it saves you $20...lol...other than that, I don't have any idea...
Purpose of the ask is if he feels those with DD214 are held to a more stringent mental health standard than civilians.

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Post by RogueUSMC » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:41 am

montgomery wrote:
RogueUSMC wrote:
montgomery wrote:I politely and respectfully ask you, Sir: how is claiming to be a Marine veteran relevant to your LTC situation?
Hey, it saves you $20...lol...other than that, I don't have any idea...
Purpose of the ask is if he feels those with DD214 are held to a more stringent mental health standard than civilians.
...but Marines are life-takers and heart-breakers...so we gotta be crazy. Or so people have told me...
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Post by montgomery » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:05 pm

Preaching to the choir brother ...

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