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Discharge Conditions: How to Request Review

The reason for your discharge and the “character” of that discharge is very important in deciding if you (and/or your dependents) are eligible for military and veteran benefits as a result of military service.The reason for your discharge  is listed on the DD-214 Certificate of Release which is issued at the completion of military service.If you believe that the conditions of disch more...

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Request Military Service Records or Prove Military Service

Service members and their families sometimes need to request new copies of the important records documenting military service, including the DD-214. It is very important to use the official Department of Defense records in proving eligibility for benefits.  Beware of private companies that advertise to get these records outside the usual process.  The best way to request these documents is from the National Arc more...

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VA Benefits Quick Screening Guide

Use this screener to find out if you might be entitled to pension, disability or DIC (Dependency and Indemnity Compensation) benefits from the VA. more...

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Benefits at Separation

How To Use This Chart This is a quick summary of several important benefits. The chart shows whether you may qualify, based on your discharge status. For more information, search for the ben more...

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Benefits at Separation Chart

Many benefits are availalble to veterans upon separation from the military. However, some benefits may not be available if a veteran has received "bad paper." "Bad paper" is a discharge status that is an other than honorable discharge, a bad conduct discharge, or a dishonorable discharge. Attached below is a list of benefits available to veterans upon separation from the military based on discharge status: honorable, general, other then honorable, bad conduct, and dishonor more...

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