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    The Department of Defense issued later clarifying guidance on August 25, 2017 regarding requests by veterans for a discharge upgrade due to mental health conditions (including PTSD and TBI), sexual assault, or sexual harassment (USD P&R Memo).

    Requests for discharge relief typically involve four questions:

    1. Did the veteran have a condition or experience that may excuse or mitigate the discharge?
    2. Did that condition exist/experience occur during military service?
    3. Does that condition or experience actually excuse or mitigate the discharge?
    4. Does that condition or experience outweigh the discharge?

    The new guidance explains that “liberal consideration” will be given to veterans petitioning for discharge relief when the application for relief was based in whole or in part on matters relating to mental health conditions, including PTSD; TBI; sexual assault; or sexual harassment.

    Evidence supporting these events or diagnoses could come from the veteran’s service record or from outside sources like law enforcement agencies, medical treatment facilities, or even from family, friends, and other acquaintances. Circumstantial evidence, like deterioration in work performance, substance abuse, or depression, can also be admitted in support of the petition. The veteran’s testimony alone can establish the existence of a condition or experience which excuses or mitigates the discharge.

    Under the new guidance, conditions or experiences that may reasonably have existed at the time of discharge will be liberally considered by the Discharge Review Board as excusing or mitigating the unfavorable discharge.

    Our Military Justice Attorneys are experienced in representing active duty service members and veterans before Discharge Review Boards and understand how to gather and persuasively present the best evidence for your case. Call us today for your free consultation.