When you are released from your obligation to serve, you are “discharged.” If you received an “Honorable” discharge, it’s unlikely there’s any need to request a subsequent upgrade. However, other types of discharge categories can have a serious, permanent affect on qualifying for Veterans benefits, including those issued by Texas as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans benefits are important, not only to you but to your family. If you currently do not qualify for Veterans benefits because of the nature of your military discharge, now is the time to consider pursuing a request to upgrade. But, be careful. You generally have one opportunity for a successful request – so make sure you do everything possible to get it right. Continue reading