Form DD 214, a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. (Archives.g...

Two veterans file class-action lawsuit against Air Force over ‘bad paper’ discharges – Stars and Stripes

Form DD 214, a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. (Archives.gov) WASHINGTON — Two veterans filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against the Air Force, claiming the service branch discriminated against service members with mental health conditions by kicking them out with other-than-honorable discharges. Those discharges, also known as “bad paper,” carry a stigma and prevent veterans from receiving many government benefits, such as Department of Veterans Affairs home loans, health care and education benefits. The Pentagon established an Air Force Discharge Review Board to allow discharged airmen to appeal their discharge status, and the Defense Department instituted a …

 

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