Posted on Feb 13, 2019
Pvt Donald Auge
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I was discharged in 1994 with a RE-4 reenlistment code. Frequent involvement with military authorities. I waived a board at discharge and now I would like to upgrade to a discharge that will allow me use of the VA benefits as if I had an Honorable Discharge. I have been diagnosed with Bipolar Type 1 and I was given a psych evaluation in the Marine Corps by a military doctor and results were found to be, a personality disorder.
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Pvt Donald Auge
Pvt Donald Auge
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Thank you for the link, it looks like the place I needed to start my upgrade process.
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LCpl Larry Duncan
LCpl Larry Duncan
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Hey ssh,you should know this is that to upgrade a discharge is to be on your toes and it has to be in the guidelines of the law of their mistake or we just have to wait it out like a man minding our own business.
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SFC Jimmy Arocho
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Dear Mr. Auge, the Department of the Navy has a process that may also assist you in discovering any eligibility to VA benefits. The below listed link guides the applicant through a Q & A process to help you narrow in on the answers that you seek.

The United States Navy's Board for Correction of Naval Records (BCNR) is committed to providing current and former Navy and Marine Corps members the highest level of administrative review within the Navy to correct errors or injustices to their records.

Are you a veteran requesting an upgrade to your discharge?
In an joint effort, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense partnered to provide step-by-step instructions on how to request a discharge upgrade. Simply click the following link to step through a series of questions which will lead you to the appropriate form and provide instructions on how to apply to the proper board to request a discharge upgrade. http://www.vets.gov/discharge-upgrade-instructions.

https://www.secnav.navy.mil/mra/bcnr/Pages/default.aspx
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Pvt Donald Auge
Pvt Donald Auge
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Thank you for sharing this information with me. I’m clicking the link now!
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1SG Jason Rose
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I’ll be the bad guy. You were the can’t get right Marine that probably made your leaderships job harder than it had to be, probably weren’t psychologically qualified but managed to enlist, and now want benefits? In my opinion benefits are earned and I don’t believe you have earned them through your service. Your RE-4 code says so.
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1SG Jason Rose
1SG Jason Rose
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Sir, first I appreciate your service and I did not intend for my comment to offend you. There is enough hate in the world already. I did not understand the circumstances surrounding your issue. I do find that many join today and perhaps in your time looking for an easy way out. Service is not the welfare system. They make it harder on the guy next to them that does everything asked of him. Take a service member who doesn’t meet standards, and is chaptered after a year or two, dishonorably, but still has the same benefits as someone who serves honorably. I don’t think these two examples have the same merit. Nonetheless I wish you luck and hope you get the assistance you need with or without VA. God bless!
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Pvt Donald Auge
Pvt Donald Auge
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1SG Jason Rose
I appreciate your response to my reply.
Thank you
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CW2 Charles Riggs
CW2 Charles Riggs
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Pvt Donald Auge - Hey PVT, I loved your retort to SGT Rose.
Hey SGT Rose He was asking how to upgrade his discharge.
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LCpl Larry Duncan
LCpl Larry Duncan
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Dear Mr.Rose, hey yes I am just like this guy and was a member of the marine corps.I know the feeling but to state that oth discharge veterans they are entitled to receive v a benefits as was myself and gotten all ,I had just had to complete just 6 months service which I ran short short from 90 days in which I have 58 days because the veitnam conflict came to a close and think mr,auge can get his benefits as to the attitude of all marines for benefits.
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