Discharge Upgrades & Military Record Changes
Step-by-Step Guide: How To Apply for a Discharge Upgrade
Discharge Upgrade Basics
Discharge Conditions: How to Request Review
DD Form 214, Discharge Papers and Separation Documents
When a member of the Armed Forces is released from their obligation to serve, he or she receives a formal discharge which is identified on the DD-214 Certificate of Release or other separation documents. There are five ways to characterize a discharge:
• General (under honorable conditions);
Free Help Filing for a Discharge Upgrade or Appealing Vet Benefits Denial
The Veterans Consortium believes that our Veterans deserve the benefits and compensation they were promised, and the best legal services free of charge to meet their challenges and needs. These services are provided worldwide and are 100% free to veterans.
Process for Requesting Records from a Theater of Conflict
Process for requestiong records from a theater of conflcit developed by Major Yolanda Benson and the Veterans Advocacy Clinic at Stetson University College of Law.
DoD Memorandum Clarifying Guidance to Discharge Review Boards Considering Requests for Discharge Modifications Due to Mental Health Conditions, TBI, Sexual Assault, or Sexual Harassment
On August 25, 2017, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a Memorandum clarifying guidance to Military Discharge Review Boards and Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records considering requests by veterans for modification of their Discharge due to mental health conditions, traumatic brain injury, sexual assault, or sexual harassment.
Requests for discharge relief typcially involve four questions:
Get free appeal help to the CAVC from the Veterans Consortium
Help with Discharge Upgrades and VA benefit denials from the BVA (a high-level appeal).
Discharge Problems Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury
Receiving either a bad conduct discharge or a personality disorder discharge can result in serious negative consequences for a person suffering from a TBI or PTSD .