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Army Settles Class Action From Discharged Veterans With PTSD

Nov. 18, 2020, 9:02 PM

Two veterans who challenged the Army’s policy for reviewing less-than-honorable discharges of personnel with post-traumatic stress disorder urged a federal court in Connecticut to approve the settlement of their class action, under which the Army would reconsider applications for discharge upgrades under a more lenient standard.

Veterans can apply to the the Army Discharge Review Board for an upgrade in discharge status. Stephen Kennedy, an Iraq War veteran, and Alicia Carson, a veteran of Afghanistan, received less-than-honorable discharges and were denied upgrades. They claimed the board failed to account for medical advances in the understanding of PTSD, traumatic brain injury, ...

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