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Veteran Student Services
 

DD Form 293

Application for the Review of Discharge from the Armed Forces


Between the years 1994 and 2010, more than 13,000 individuals were discharged from U.S. military service under the now-repealed law commonly known as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT).  Service members discharged under DADT were left in a state of limbo;  in most cases, their discharge paperwork indicated an Honorable, General, or Other than Honorable discharge status, and those veterans were prohibited from re-enlisting and were ineligible for veterans benefits.  Following the repeal of DADT in December, 2010, the ban on military service for gay and lesbian troops was officially ended.  However, the repeal does not automatically change the discharge status or re-enlistment codes for those dismissed from service under DADT.  Individuals discharged under DADT must apply to their former branch of service to have their discharge status upgraded and their re-enlistment codes changed.  Following the official change of discharge characterization, those veterans would then be eligible for appropriate VA benefits, including GI Bill education assistance for those who would have otherwise been eligible.
 
 
For more information, or for assistance with requesting a change in discharge status, please contact Senator Mark Udall’s Veterans Advocate at (970) 356 5586.

Office of Veteran Student Services

Phone: 303-556-2630 or 303-556-2745

Street Address: Tivoli Student Union, Suite 124, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 173364, Campus 155, Denver, CO 80217-3364

E:mail: vaoffice@ucdenver.edu

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