New DoD Guidance for Discharge Upgrades Involving Mental Health
As I have noted before, service-connected mental health conditions frequently lead to veterans receiving other-than-honorable discharges. In turn, other-than-honorable discharges often prevent veterans from receiving much needed VA benefits and health care. In response to this problem, the Department of Defense (DoD) has issued new New DoD Discharge Upgrade Guidance for Mental Health to Military Discharge Review Boards and Boards of Correction of Military/Naval Records.
Acknowledging that cases involving invisible wounds are among the most difficult to review, the new guidance specifically addresses requests for discharge upgrades due to mental health conditions, traumatic brain injury, military sexual assault, and sexual harassment. Read More