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Military Discharge Upgrade and Review I

Recorded on: Nov. 15, 2016
Running Time: 01:01:10

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Taken from the Web Program Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2016 recorded November, 2016 in San Francisco.

Military Discharge Upgrade and Review I [01:01:10]

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

Becca von Behren, Margaret Middleton


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

  • Veterans and Bad Paper: The Facts
    Becca von Behren, Margaret Middleton
  • Discharge Upgrade Resources
    Becca von Behren, Margaret Middleton
  • Veterans Discharge Upgrade Manual, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center
    Margaret Middleton
  • Applying for a Discharge Upgrade When You Have PTSD: A Supplemental Guide to the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center’s Veterans Discharge Upgrade Manual
    Margaret Middleton
  • Military Discharge Upgrade and Review I—Hour 5 (PowerPoint slides)
    Margaret Middleton

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  • Military Discharge Upgrade and Review I
    Margaret Middleton
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Margaret Middleton ~ Co-Founder and Executive Director, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center
Becca von Behren ~ Staff Attorney, Homeless Action Center
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