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Military Discharge Upgrade and Review II

Recorded on: Nov. 15, 2018
Running Time: 00:58:50

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Taken from the Web Program Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018 Recorded November, 2018 in San Francisco [00:58:50]

Discharge review work is document-heavy, and this session covers everything you need to know about obtaining and evaluating evidence.  Many veterans are discharged from the military for reasons that are unjust or inaccurate, and assistance is needed to remove stigmatizing information from their discharge documents.  
• Obtaining and Evaluating Military Records and other Evidence; Developing the Case
• Changing the Reason for Discharge
• Wrongful Personality Disorder Discharges vs. Disability Discharges
• General Practice Pointers
Margaret Kuzma

5:00 Adjourn
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  • DD Form 149, Application for Correction of Military Record under the Provisions of Title 10, U.S. Code, Section 1552, December 2014
    Margaret Kuzma
  • DD Form 293, Application for the Review of Discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States, August 2015
    Margaret Kuzma
  • Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments (Hagel Memo), Re: Supplemental Guidance to Military Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records Considering Discharge Upgrade Requests by Veterans Claiming Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Secretary of Defense, September 3, 2014
    Margaret Kuzma
  • Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments (Kurta Memo), Re: Clarifying Guidance to Military Discharge Review Boards and Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records Considering Requests by Veterans for Modification of Their Discharge Due to Mental Health Conditions, Sexual Assault, or Sexual Harassment, August 25, 2017
    Margaret Kuzma
  • Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments (Carson Memo), Re: Consideration of Discharge Upgrade Requests Pursuant to Supplemental Guidance to Military Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records (BCMRs/BCNR) by Veterans Claiming Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), February 24, 2016
    Margaret Kuzma
  • Naval Discharge Review Board DD293 PTSD Based Cover Letter, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center
    Margaret Kuzma
  • Military Discharge Upgrade and Review II (PowerPoint slides)
    Margaret Kuzma
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      Margaret Kuzma ~ Director, Discharge Upgrade Practice, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center
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