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Vamc Medical Care Based On Discharge

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Hello everyone,

A friend asked me a question regarding his father and medical treatment he might be able to get from the VA. His father served in the early 1980's as a motor pool mechanic for about three or four years in various places, including Puerto Rico. His father refuses to tell us the kind of discharge he received. His father lived a rowdy life back then, including alcohol and drug problems, so my friend has a feeling it could be a dishonorable discharge. Aside from being overweight, his father has been having some serious abdominal pain with blood in his urine and stool. His father did mention being diagnosed with Chron's a few years ago. Would he be able to receive any type of care at the VAMC or VAMC emergency department with that kind of discharge?

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Medical care, probably but it depends on the discharge. In order to be considered a 'veteran' he must have, among other things, been discharged with a characterization of at least "other than dishonorable".

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDcQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.va.gov%2Fhealtheligibility%2FLibrary%2Fpubs%2FOtherThanHonorable%2F&ei=W9aJTu_uA-qhsgL4zcy-Ag&usg=AFQjCNGq4VUPuilLTXXXsaZgpzWULW_6Xw&sig2=32TkhtYmqtIfk-Og_O-rkw

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Probably bad conduct discharge or LTH discharge. To get dishonorable you have to do something really bad and criminal.

For instance, murdering civilians and getting caught at it.

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His father refuses to tell us the kind of discharge he received.

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Vync,

Haven't I taught you the basics ?

Why would you possibly waste 2 minutes on this.

Vet won't give up any info - don't go out of your way for even one minute -

it isn't worth it.

If he decides to have a change of heart - help him all you can.

UNTIL THEN - it's obvious he does not want his hornets nest disturbed.

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