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The above is a proposed rule change by the VA. The actual document can be found here https://beta.regulations.gov/document/VA-2020-VBA-0018-0001 When these changes are 'Proposed', does it mean there will be a change of some sort? What is the general progression and how long could it take? Proposed Rule - Update and Clarify Regulatory Bars to Benefits Based on Character of Discharge.pdf
MF6 posted a question in Eligibility - Veterans Compensation Benefit ClaimsI separated from active duty service in the Air Force with in 2010 and had undiagnosed non-combat military connected PTSD with alcohol use in remission (According to my VA disability paperwork which puts me at 50% for ptsd.) This was granted the beginning of last year. I recently put in to have my discharge upgraded to honorable from general and have yet to hear back from them. (E-benefits say maybe I'll hear about it early February 2018.) There were a few selfmedicated incidents with alcohol that happened while I was active duty that resulted in going into a civilian rehabilitation facility, a perscription to an antidepressant, and a lot of suicidal ideation I recently admitted in my paperwork to the review board that I was afraid to admit to my command because they would do things like write someone up for a sunburn (destruction of government property), or purposefully keep spouses apart by writing one up for something they didn't do and keep them from going during their significant others' PCS (because someone else did it to them for five years and "they turned out fine"(There was no way to prove otherwise.)). I was recently reading about medical retirement from the military. It's a little confusing. I was wondering if there was a way to submit for reconsideration and medically retire from the military after separation?