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Default How to Apply for a Discharge Upgrade

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How to Apply for a Discharge Upgrade

Answer a series of questions to get customized step-by-step instructions on how to apply for a discharge upgrade or correction. If your application goes through and your discharge is upgraded, you'll be eligible for the VA benefits you earned during your period of service.

https://www.vets.gov/discharge-upgrade-instructions
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In my highly biased opinion, the overwhelming majority who were separated under conditions not entitling them to even a General Discharge do not deserve to have their discharges "upgraded". But as noted, I have a bias as a retiree with more than 20 years active duty.
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FYI:... you'll be eligible for the VA benefits you earned during your period of service.

https://www.vets.gov/discharge-upgrade-instructions
Isn't that kind of contradictory?
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Isn't that kind of contradictory?
I don't understand.
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In my highly biased opinion, the overwhelming majority who were separated under conditions not entitling them to even a General Discharge do not deserve to have their discharges "upgraded". But as noted, I have a bias as a retiree with more than 20 years active duty.
I have an honorable discharge, but it was very hard not kicking some officer or E-7's ass when they abused their authority, so I can see where Soldiers were abused to the point that they physically fought back and/or ended up with PTSD.

This one one reason why I think Veterans should have the right to have their records reviewed.
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I don't understand.
A separation under Less than Honorable conditions means that a person has not earned any VA benefits; these bennies come with Honorable service only!

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A separation under Less than Honorable conditions means that a person has not earned any VA benefits; these bennies come with Honorable service only!

Thanks for the explanation and I do agree but I think Veterans should have the right to challenge rulings because there is a lot of abuse of authority in the Military.
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