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Practice Area: Discharge Upgrades

Patriots Law Group understands the intricate process involved in requesting discharge upgrades. Benefits through the military and Veterans Affairs often hinge on the type of service characterization you received upon separating from the military. Your DD 214 will identify this characterization and a particular code will be assigned based on your particular situation. If you were separated with a characterization considered “other than honorable,” this may likely mean your service to your country may come with no benefits at all. Common misconceptions also exist – for example, that by merely waiting “6 months” or more, you can receive an upgrade to your service characterization.  While there is certainly a process in place to request an upgrade for a more favorable service characterization, it is a far more complicated process than commonly understood and the chances of success are not nearly as certain as might be expected.

Fortunately, we understand this process and know what steps to take to give you the best chance at a service characterization upgrade. Choosing an attorney who can help you navigate this process could mean the difference of thousands of dollars in benefits pay.  All you have to do is call us to see how we can help.

Call today 301-952-9000 to see how we can help!


Patriots Law Group serves clients – military, dependent, retirees and civilians – throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C., including Upper Marlboro, Bowie, Prince Frederick, Dunkirk, College Park, Hyattsville, LaPlata, Fort Washington, Clinton, Prince George’s County, Calvert County, Charles County, and military installations at Joint Base Andrews, Fort George G. Meade, Surface Forces Logistics Center, Bethesda Naval Hospital, U.S. Naval Academy, Patuxent River, Bolling Air Force Base, Fort Belvoir, the Navy Yard, and the Pentagon.

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