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Discharge Upgrade Win Announcement

The Law Office of Evan K. Thalenberg, P.A., is thrilled to announce that it was able to secure an upgraded discharge for a Veteran from General, Under Honorable Conditions Discharge to an Honorable Discharge as part of the firm’s commitment to service.

The Global War on Terror-era Veteran sought our services in appealing his VA Disability Compensation claim. Andrew “Andy” Gross, the firm’s lead Veterans Benefits attorney, discovered that the VA had earlier made a number of mistakes in assigning the Veteran his rating, and was able to convince the VA to upgrade his rating to 100%.

Realizing that this young Veteran had served his country honorably, but had struggled when returning home from a traumatic deployment, Andy set to work on appealing his discharge from General, Under Honorable Conditions. The Department of Defense has recently realized that PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries amongst service members resulted in many engaging in minor misconduct, and directed that the Boards of Correction for Military Records give the benefit of the doubt when they sought to correct their military records.

After two years of waiting, the Veteran was informed that his discharge had been upgraded to Honorable. As a result, his entitlement to GI Bill benefits has been reinstated.

Andy and the team at the Law Office of Evan K. Thalenberg, P.A. help Veterans appeal their VA Disability benefits, and are dedicated to helping people hurt by the negligence of others, whether that be in a catastrophic car or truck accident, medical malpractice case, or nursing home abuse. They do all of this while remaining committed to service to others and pro-bono assistance to those in need.