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Military Discharge Upgrade and Review I

Recorded on: Nov. 14, 2017
Running Time: 00:59:40

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Taken from the Web Program Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017 recorded November 2017 in New York.

Military Discharge Upgrade and Review I [00:59:40]

A less than fully Honorable discharge has many consequences: it disqualifies the veteran from many VA benefits; it can impact a veteran’s employment opportunities; and it may cause feelings of shame, inadequacy, and anger.  We will explain how you can help a veteran upgrade his or her discharge by applying to the Discharge Review Boards and Boards for Correction of Military Records.

  • The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and Character of Military Service
  • Post-Military Service Problems for Those with Less Than Fully Honorable Discharges
  • Military Discharge Review Boards and Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records
  • Reasons for Upgrade: Equity or Propriety; Correcting Errors or Injustices; Clemency

Margaret Kuzma, RoseMarie Maliekel

The purchase price of this Web Program segment includes the following article from the Course Handbook available online:

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  • Unfinished Business: Correcting “Bad Paper” for Veterans with PTSD, The Defense Department’s Adjudication of Discharge Upgrade Applications One Year Since Its September 2014 PTSD Directive
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  • Discharge Upgrade Resources
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  • Veterans Discharge Upgrade Manual, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center
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  • Applying for a Discharge Upgrade When You Have PTSD: A Supplemental Guide to the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center’s Veterans Discharge Upgrade Manual
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  • Military Discharge Upgrade and Review I (PowerPoint slides)
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  • Military Discharge: Upgrade and Review I (PowerPoint slides)
    Margaret Kuzma, RoseMarie Maliekel
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    Margaret Kuzma ~ Director, Discharge Upgrade Practice, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center
    RoseMarie Maliekel ~ Staff Attorney, Swords to Plowshares
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