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Old 05-24-2012, 08:31 PM
 
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My daughter's father was in the army (active duty) for 5 years before getting accepted into the Green to Gold (officer) program. He already has an associate's degree. After getting accepted, he got his discharge papers. He faxed those over to the child support center, saying that he wanted a modification because he no longer had an income. I was always under the impression that they got paid for the program and in assessment camp. He tried to get out of paying in the past and I don't know if this is another attempt. I've already spent thousands of dollars in lawyer fees and can't afford to do that every time he finds an out. My daughter is disabled and I need to be putting that money in a savings account for her. Is there a person I can talk to or a number I can call to find out if he is getting paid? I haven't gotten anything in 10 months now.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:19 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Not sure. There are two basic options:

  • Green to Gold Scholarship Option — For Soldiers who are considering leaving Active Duty to attend college.
  • Green to Gold Active Duty Option — For Soldiers who want to remain on Active Duty and attend college.
He may in fact not be on active duty receiving pay from the Army...

I got the above from this Army web page: Enlisted Soldiers | GoArmy.com

You might try the calling some numbers from that page to get some basic info...

Maybe the Child Support Center can help...


Rich
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:25 PM
 
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He left active duty...saw the discharge papers. But I thought they still got paid as an E5. Especially while in training camp. (I live in an all-military town and have been hearing a lot of different stuff) :/
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:43 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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He may be receiving a payment, stipend, a periodic payment, which is common in a scholarship or fellowship allowance which is granted to a student. But that may not count as income. I really do not know. You would be better off finding out who you can talk to with the real info instead of that "been hearing a lot of different stuff". Been there, etc.


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Old 05-25-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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He's either getting paid his AD pay or he's getting a stipend, plus pay at camp. If he left AD, its not very much.

The good news is that in two years, he's going to get a fairly large raise.
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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It is going to depend on what Green to Gold option he is under. In some cases the Soldier is discharged. In others, they remain on active duty. If he was discharged, then he no longer has an active duty income. He is receiving an ROTC stipend and I suspect he was also required to take part in the SMP program so he is drilling with a Reserve/Guard unit and is being paid as an E5. You'd have to have an attorney answer if those two (small) sources of payment are considered income. The stipend is probably not considered income and I would be surprised if drill pay under the SMP program qualifies as income.

As far as advanced camp goes-- yes, they are paid for their time at advanced camp but it is not very much.
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