Veteran Self Help Tools

Even with a less than honorable discharge, there are several ways for veterans to get access to VA benefits, depending on their circumstances. These documents are meant to guide veterans and their family members through the process of getting access to VA healthcare and benefits.

VA Mental Healthcare

Instructions for accessing VA mental health treatment for combat-related mental health conditions and military sexual trauma for veterans with OTH discharges

VA Benefits

Instructions for applying for some VA benefits for some less than honorable discharges through a characterization of discharge

Discharge Upgrade

Instructions for applying for a discharge upgrade to change a discharge characterization or reason for separation