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Old 06-14-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I just wanted to post to encourage people thinking about apply to do so. I was just approved for a reassignment under this program when so many people told me I wouldn't be. It was SOOO much easier than I expected.

I have a family member with cancer, who is in REMISSION. We did not have to obtain any medical records, just a ONE PAGE letter from her doctor with her diagnosis and prognosis. He even wrote that she was in remission with no current signs of cancer, and would not speculate on how much time she had to live. This was the reason everyone said it would be denied.

I supplemented his letter with my own letter that qouted three credible websites that stated that even with remission, her two year survival rate was around 6%.

I believe it was approved because I added the statistics from multiple sources, and explained that the doctor refused to do so because he didn't want to extinguish any hope my loved one had of surviving.

It took SIX WEEKS to get an answer, but I was approved!

TRY! It never hurts to try!!
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Thanks for bringing that to others attention. We use to call them "Compassionate Reassignment" years ago in the Army. I was a company clerk while recovering from an injury and did some of the processing on various issues. (Run this to the Battalion, run it to personnel, take it back for corrects, etc...).

It never hurts to ask advice on issues from those who know, and those who are involved in the process.

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Old 06-18-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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They're still called "compassionate reassignments" in the Army, but have been much more difficult to get in the Army, from what I am hearing.

I am happy for you, DMarie, that you are able to be closer to your loved ones during this difficult time!
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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They're still called "compassionate reassignments" in the Army, but have been much more difficult to get in the Army, from what I am hearing.
You are hearing wrong... If you meet the criteria, fill out the paperwork, have it processed, you have a good chance. And in cases I have seen, if if is a long term issue, you may be offered release from active duty...
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