Discharge and Retirement


Legal Write-Ups

Military Retirement and The Survivor Benefit Plan

Learn how the Survivor Benefits Plan can support veterans and how these benefits can be extended to the veterans' spouse.

Types of Military Discharge and What they Mean for Veterans

Discover the different types of discharge veterans may receive, whether someone can oppose a discharge, and if discharge status must be disclose to future employers.

Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program and Discharge Upgrade Program

This article provides an introduction to the free legal services given to veterans, their families, caretakers, and survivors by the Veterans Consortium through its Pro Bono Program and its Discharge Upgrade Program.

Retiring From Military Service

Get information on how to prepare for retirement and the types of retirement plans available to veterans.

Responsibilities and Restrictions After Military Retirement

Find out of the responsibilities service members still have towards the military after reitrement and of the restrictions retirees who want to work in a civilian field may face later.

Veterans ID Card Act of 2015

Get to know why this card is needed to access medical benefits at the VA.

Find Legal Help



Understanding Military Legal Assistance and Civil Matters
Many civil legal matters can be handled by a militray legal assitance attorney at no cost to servicemembers, find out how.
Go to the webpage: AmericanBar.org

Helpful Online Resources



Military Pay and Pensions

Find information on basic pay, pensions, and retirement benefits for service members, veterans, and military retirees, including who to contact with questions and concerns.
Visit: usa.gov

How to Apply for Discharge Upgrade

Answer a series of questions to get customized step-by step instructions on how to apply for a discharge upgrade or correction.
Visit: va.gov

What is the Survivor Benefit Plan?

Veterans ID Card

Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

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