Can I still receive Veteran Assistance if I have a less than honorable discharge?
Although veterans with a less than honorable discharge may face more challenges in accessing Veteran Assistance benefits, some options may still be available. In certain cases, you can apply for a discharge upgrade, which may improve your eligibility for VA benefits. You can also request a Character of Discharge review, where the VA will determine if your service was “honorable for VA purposes,” potentially granting access to some benefits.
Additionally, there are non-VA resources and organizations that provide support and assistance to veterans with less than honorable discharges, such as local nonprofits, community programs, and state-level veteran services. It’s important to explore all available options and seek guidance from knowledgeable professionals to help you understand your eligibility and potential benefits.