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P. Simmons, Military Lawyer
Category: Military Law
Satisfied Customers: 14504
Experience:  Retired Marine Corps lawyer and Veterans Services Officer (VSO) with 12+ yrs. of experience.
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I was discharged with an," Other than Honorable" in 1980.

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I was discharged with an, " Other than Honorable" in 1980. After three years of active service. Can this be change to obtain VA health benefits.
JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?
Customer: No, I applied to the VA Benefits and they rejected my request.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I just retired after 35 years at an electric utility and want to save the health care money.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 11 months ago.

Hi, My name is***** am an attorney with over 16 years experience. Hopefully I can help you with your legal question.

Expert:  P. Simmons replied 11 months ago.

Can you give some more insight into what happened?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I had a drinking problem and attended the Betty Ford Rehab for two weeks. My health and problems made me feel that I could not continue my service. So I went AWOL for 180 days or so and when I returned I hired a Lawyer and he got me the discharge. He also told me I could have it up graded later.
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 11 months ago.

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