How to Get a Military Discharge Upgrade
It's difficult, but not impossible, to get your discharge upgraded to honorable or get the reasons for your discharge changed.
Getting a VA Character of Service Determination
If you are a veteran with bad paper, consider asking for a Character of Service Determination rather than a discharge upgrade or record correction.
Eligibility for VA Benefits Depending on Type of Military Discharge
Find out what VA benefits you may be eligible for.
Eligibility for VA Benefits for Vets With Good Paper and Bad Paper
Veterans with multiple periods of service may qualify for VA disability compensation and other benefits even though they have bad paper.
Requesting Corrections to Veterans Military Records From the BCMR or DRB
Veterans can apply to the BCMR to get a correction to their military record or an upgrade to their discharge.
How to Obtain Your VA Records
You have the right to your claims file, medical records, personnel records, incident reports, and toxic exposure reports.
Steps to Protect Your Rights to Veterans Benefits Before You Leave the Military
Protect your rights to disability compensation, medical care, and an accurate discharge by taking these steps before you leave the military.
Military Disability Rating Upgrades From the Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR)
If you are a veteran with a military rating lower than your VA disability rating, request an upgrade from PDBR.
Discharge Upgrades for Military Prisoners
Prepare for a military discharge upgrade request by gathering the records you need, while in prison.
Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions: Get the Most out of Your Retirement & Medical Benefits
Nolo's book covers Medicaid rules for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability
Written by a former SSA medical consultant, Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability is the essential book for learning about the disability process, and can be helpful whether you hire or lawyer or not.