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#1
i injured my knee on an exercise and required a posteriolateral corner reconstruction. After the surgey i was told by the mo that i am gonna be discharged as i am only in phase 2 training (gib barraks re) and that i would not be able to reapply in 1 year like others can because under current army regs this is not allowed for this type of injury. Is this true and if so would i be entitled to anything from the army? as you can imagine not very happy about being discharged feels like i have waisted a year of my life and failed at the end.
 
#2
The MO sets the time limits based on the injury. The good news is that at least they have not said you cannot apply again. I know it is a bit of a kick in the teeth but bear with it and you will get back. Best of luck.
 
#3
As for your entitlement, you could contact the War pensions Agency (or whatever it is called now), they should know about your discharge anyway through the system.

I was MD'd out and didn't think about a 'pension' until they contacted me out of the blue, I didn't get much but it was nice that they contacted me without me asking.

S_R
 
#4
Sorry to hear your plight, I was pretty pi55ed off when I was MDd...

If you do re-apply, persistant nagging can only be a good thing, I applied to rejoin about 11 months ago and I'm still waiting to hear the result of my appeal. In hindsite I should've set up camp on ATRAs doorstep (and will be doing soon)

As for the pension, there is(/was) a minimum service threshold before they pay out, although I'm grateful for what I get in return for 4 1/2 years service, it just about pays for me to wreck my liver once a month - and certainly not a life changer.

In the meantime, stay fit and stay positive - civvy life sucks.

(If I can find them, I'll PM you with the contact details of the army pensions agency)
 
#5
Bad news lad - sorry to hear

but remember - you are a trained soldier, youve passed Ph 1.

get into rehab, get fit and re-apply

good luck matey
 
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