Military service members and their families need to know about their rights and benefits while in the military as well as their rights to benefits when they get out of the military. You've served your country well and you deserve the educational benefits, job support, and health care that were promised to you, as well as disability benefits if you were injured during service. Knowing how to protect your rights to future veterans benefits while still in the military can save a lot of heart ache and financial troubles when you get out. And if you take a misstep in the military that threatens your freedom or rights to benefits, we provide some guidance on how to assert your rights.
Unfit for Duty: When You Can Be Found Unfit and Denied Benefits After Separation From the Military
Whether you will be found unfit with or without benefits depends on how your injury your occurred, your disability rating, and your years of service.
How to Advocate for Yourself in the Military Disability Evaluation System (DES)
If you find yourself referred to the
How the Military Justice System Works
Once you enlist in the military, you become subject immediately to the
Article 15 Military Disciplinary Process
The most frequent type of military discipline available under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) is an Article 15.