If You’re Denied Access with Your Service Animal
Veterans Affairs and Disability Rights
On AboutFace, you can learn about PTSD and treatment from people who have been there. In the videos on the site, you can hear real stories from Veterans and their family members.
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.
VETS4WARRIORS is not a crisis support hotline. Our goal is to prevent challenges from turning into crises. We believe that there is no physical, mental, or social challenge that we can’t help find a solution for.
The Objective Zero Foundation enhances social connectedness and access to wellness and mental health resources to combat suicide within the military and veteran community, which includes service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers.
A member-driven community network advocating for the individual and collective needs of service women past, present and future.
Offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one.
Discharge Upgrade Resources
All branches of the military consider you to have a strong case for a discharge upgrade if you can show your discharge was connected to any of these categories: PTSD, traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (MST), and sexual orientation.
The Army Discharge Review Board (ADRB) examines an applicant’s request to review the individual’s administrative discharge and to change the characterization of service and/or the reason for discharge based on the standards of equity and propriety.
The NDRB, or Naval Discharge Review Board (NDRB), is the designated authority to review and determine whether a service member’s discharge was granted in a proper manner and was fair and equitable considering the regulations in effect at the time of the discharge.
The Coast Guard Discharge Review Board under Title 10, United States Code, 1553 provides the Secretary with the authority to establish a board to review discharges or dismissals from the Service. Part 51 of Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), established the Coast Guard Discharge Review Board (DRB) and sets forth the procedure for seeking review after a member has been separated from the Coast Guard. 33 CFR 51.3 provides “[a] former member may apply to the DRB for a change in the character of, and/or the reason for, the discharge.
Basic eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits depends upon the type of military service performed, the duration of the service, and the character of discharge or separation.
If you’ve met with a VFW-Accredited Service Officer and determined pursuing a Camp Lejeune lawsuit is right for you, the VFW encourages you to begin the process today by contacting a VFW-entrusted law firm.
Making Airline Travel Easier for Service Dog Users
Service Dog Pass
With Service Dog Pass, the American Service Dog Access Coalition has introduced the nation’s first authoritative credential that provides users of highly trained service dogs with an easier, more convenient way to travel. Airlines can trust that teams registered with Service Dog Pass have met the criteria for service dogs and necessary public health requirements, saving them worry, time and effort.
Currently, the only airline honoring the Service Dog Pass is American Airlines. Others are expected to come on board. We’ll update this list as they do.