What if I already Applied for an Upgrade or Correction and was Denied?

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If your previous upgrade application was denied, you can apply again, but you may have to follow a different process. Click the Get Started button above. When you’re asked if you’ve applied before, select Yes. After you’ve answered all the questions, you’ll see application instructions specific to your situation.

Applying again is most likely to be successful if your application is significantly different from when you last applied. For example, you may have additional evidence that wasn’t available to you when you last applied, or the Departent of Defense (DoD) may have issued new rules regarding discharges. DoD rules changed for discharges related to PTSD, TBI, and mental health in 2014, military sexual harassment and assault in 2017, and sexual orientation in 2011.