The Mayer Law Blog

COVID-19

Posted March 21st, 2020

This is a trying time for everyone, and our awareness and understanding of this pandemic makes a huge difference. Here is a link to current CDC guidance. Also, be vigilant for any COVID-19 fraud. Sadly, this is a reality. If you suspect any fraud related to this disease, go to this website and report it…. Read More

Updated DD Form 293 (DEC 2019 Edition) for Discharge Review Boards

Posted January 27th, 2020

In December, the Department of Defense updated the DD Form 293, which is necessary to begin a case at any of the discharge review boards. The newest version bears the date Dec 2019 in the lower-left corner of the form and must be used for all future applications. The new form can be found here… Read More

Automatic Discharge Upgrades

Posted January 16th, 2020

Every now and then, discharge upgrade lawyers like to remind everyone of something very, very important about military discharges. It may sound simple, but it is so popular that it deserves its own post. Less-than-honorable discharges do not upgrade automatically. Ever.

Preparing to Upgrade a Military Discharge

Posted November 7th, 2019

Here are a few hints that will help you to be fully prepared to try and get your military discharge upgraded. First, the process begins before you leave the military. In fact, it begins the moment you are told that you might be separated for less-than-honorable reasons. Second, you should pay attention to everything and… Read More

Upgrading Other Than Honorable to General Discharge

Posted October 18th, 2019

If you’ve been discharged less than honorably from the military, you might have an Other Than Honorable discharge that is preventing you from qualifying for military benefits you worked hard to obtain. It is not uncommon for people with this type of OTH discharge to feel they have been short-changed and even cheated by the… Read More

Sexual Assault Discharge Upgrades

Posted September 16th, 2019

Sexual assault in the military is a topic that has been getting more attention in recent years. Previously, people who were sexually assaulted in the military did not report their incidences out of shame or for fear of backlash. Other times, people reported the sexual assault but did not receive help. The trauma from sexual… Read More