When you get an other than honorable discharge or a bad conduct discharge or a dishonorable discharge, you lose virtually all of your access to Veterans Affairs benefits. From the article "When service members separate from the military, their futures depend on something called a characterization of service. There are five different possibilities: honorable, general under … [Read more...] about Bad Paper Discharge? Mental Health Options Limited
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The truth is that many people with “bad paper” might be able to receive most Veterans Affairs benefits, even without a discharge upgrade. The VA is allowed to grant eligibility to most people in this situation, for all benefits except the GI Bill. This happens if the VA looks at your overall service and decides that it wasn’t “under dishonorable conditions.” This is called … [Read more...] about VA Character of Discharge Review
Emergency Medical Care During a medical emergency, Veterans should immediately seek care at the nearest medical facility. A medical emergency is an injury, illness or symptom so severe that without immediate treatment, you believe your life or health is in danger. The following is from VA's community care page located here. Veterans Affairs Emergency … [Read more...] about Am I eligible for emergency care at a non-VA facility?