Stateside Library

Include Advocate Articles

Discharge Review and Appeal

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...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Army Discharge Review Board

The Board reviews discharges of former soldiers, except those given by reason of a sentence of a General Court Martial or over 15 years since discharge. The purpose of the review is to determine if the discharge was granted in a proper manner. This website provides general information about the Army review process.  They also maintain a more...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

DD Form 293 - Application for Review of Discharge from the Armed Forces

Department of Defense Form 293 is used to request an upgrade of a military discharge from the appropriate discharge review board. You can access a fillable PDF version of the form here. Before submitting this form, we strongly encourage you to review the other materials on this website related to discharge conditions and to talk with an advocate experienced in handling these matters. more...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Discharge Problems Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury

Receiving either a bad conduct discharge or a personality disorder discharge can result in serious negative consequences for a person suffering from a TBI or PTSD. So it is important to understand each of these discharges and how they relate to TBI.  more...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Need help with appealing your VA Benefits Claim to the Court or help with a Discharge Upgrade?

Help with Discharge Upgrades. Help with VA benefit denials from the BVA (a high-level appeal). more...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5