I am looking into getting a review board to upgrade/correct my discharge from the Navy. I was informed by a fellow former service member that I am missing out on benefits I may qualify for as it is. I never had a mentor or anyone for accountability during my time in service as a youth, so my benefits went unchecked. The discharge/separation was administrative for Other than honorable, and now that I am older, I am wiser and believe the discharge is in error due to the circumstances of it.
Has anyone had an experience similar to this? I need to be pointed in the right direction to get it started.
Thank you for your time, everyone.
I hope you are doing well and having a great start to your week. Thank you for your service and for posting your question on ACP AdvisorNet.
With regards to your situation, I would absolutely encourage you to reach out to a lawyer - or a legal organization - who has experience with these situations. Below, I’m including the link to an organization that could be helpful in dealing with your personal situation.
I hope this is helpful, and please feel free to reach out if there is anything else I can do on my end.
Thank You Bernard,
The link was very helpful, and it has taken me so long to get to this point. When I was discharged, I was told I had no service health benefits, so I just left it at that. I trusted the servicemembers, writing my paperwork, had given me the correct answers. Maybe at the very moment yes, but, now that I look back on it, some things were not right on their part. All we can do is try, and wait for the outcome.
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