Discharged and Denied

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Were you discharged and denied an upgrade from the Navy and Marine Corps between October 7, 2001, and March 1, 2012? If so, there is a new settlement in place that allows you to reapply to change your status.

Call Owens and Kurz at (888) 570-4612, and let us help you! 

On February 15th, 2022, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Haight approved a settlement in a class-action suit known as Manker v. Del Toro. This suit alleged that the Navy and Marine Corps wrongly discharged members for behavior that may have been related to trauma or an injury they endured while serving.

The Navy will now be required to review and reconsider all discharge upgrade requests made from March 2, 2012, to Feb. 15, 2022, that were partially or fully denied. Service members will not need to request a case as the review of these cases will be automatic.

If you were discharged and denied an upgrade from Oct. 7, 2001, through March 1, 2012, the settlement also gives you the opportunity to reapply for a change in your status with the Naval Discharge Review Board.

Contact us today to discuss your options!