Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Servicemembers discharged under the repealed DADT policy can get severance pay

Media sources are reporting today that US military personnel discharged under “don’t ask don’t tell” before its repeal (September 2011) can now recover full severance pay from their discharges. 
Government Excutive has a story  by Kedar Pavgi, link here

Chris Geidner has the original story about “Collins v. USAF”, the settlement of which  (with the ACLU) resulted in agreement to back severance pay, in Buzzfeed on the same site. 

I haven't heard the term "severance pay" used in the active-duty military context before.  That reflect the idea that military service is a "job". 

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