The following government website can help you determine what benefits you may be eligible for eBenefits.
The tables below show the eligibility for benefits based on the type of discharge a member is awarded (source: www.jag.navy.mil/documents/Benefits%20Chart.doc, but applicable generally to all branches of the military). They do not indicate any other criteria (such as years of service) that may also be required for an individual to be eligible for the benefits indicated.
- Dishonorable discharge
- BCD GCM
- Bad conduct discharge awarded at General Court-Martial
- BCD SPCM
- Bad conduct discharge awarded at Special Court-Martial
- Other than honorable
- General (under honorable conditions)
- Honorable discharge
- Not eligible
- Eligible only if the administering agency determines that, for its purposes, the discharge was not under dishonorable conditions.