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      I have recently learned that the BCNR upgraded my discharge to General (Under Honorable Conditions).  This is under MILPERSMAN 1910-164 (BIOTS); the reason is Secretarial Authority and the code is JFF.  My BVA hearing Remanded the matter in October 2019 awaiting the decision from the BCNR.  My questions are many at this point.  To start with, will this have to go back to the BVA or will I be rated by the RO since I now have the discharge upgraded and two diagnosis along with the Advisory Opinion from the BCNR and my stressor is in my medical record.  Or will I still have to go through a C&P exam?
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