Tag Archives: discharge papers

Discharge Upgrades memo gets minor update

We are replacing the 2006 memo titled “Discharge Upgrading and Discharge Review: Introductory Materials & Forms for Attorneys and Counselors” with a new version with some minor changes: new hyperlinks for external resources and re-titled “Discharge Upgrades: Introductory Material and Resources for Attorneys and Counselors.”

Most of the content is still current and was not changed, but links to resources and forms have been updated. If you find any errors or dead links, please contact us.

 

Navigating the VA

A basic guide to how the VA system works and how to get earned benefits, along with practice pointers for vets and their advocates.

By Becca von Behren

Whether a service member wants to stay in the military or is fighting to get out, eventually, that person will be a veteran, and the Department of Veterans Affairs may play a significant role in the transition from active duty to veteran status.

This article gives a very basic overview of some of the more relevant principles of VA benefits, how the VA system works and some common myths about benefit entitlement. A few “practice pointers” are included to help avoid mistakes that newly discharged people often make in their encounters with the VA.