I WAS IN THE AIRFORCE FROM 1962-1968 BUT FINISHED OUT WITH A BAD CONDUCT DISCHARGE. WOULD I BE AVAILABLE FOR A MILITARY

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Customer: I WAS IN THE AIRFORCE FROM 1962-1968 BUT FINISHED OUT WITH A BAD CONDUCT DISCHARGE. WOULD I BE AVAILABLE FOR A MILITARY FUNERAL?
JA: Are you overseas or stateside?
Customer: STATESIDE - ARIZONA
JA: Have you talked to a JAG attorney about this? Or anyone in the chain of command?
Customer: NO AS I AM AWARE OF NO BENEFITS BUT WAS WONDERING ABOUT A FUNERAL
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: NO I BELIEVE NOT AS I TRIED MANY YEARS AGO TO SEE IF I COULD CHANGE THE TYPE OF DISCHARGE BUT WAS DENIED I WAS YOUNG AND STUPID AT THAT TIME AND MY OUTCOME WAS JUSTIFIED
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I am sorry to be the one to bear bad news.  A Bad Conduct Discharge will, effectively, terminate all VA benefits, including funeral benefits.
This is the part of my job I don't like...when the law is not in favor of my customer. I wish I could tell you that you can qualifh for funeral benefits from the VA with the BCD, but I can only provide you information based on the law so that you can act on the best available information to you...I wish I had better news, but can only hope you recognize and understand my predicament and don't shoot the messenger. I'm sorry!
Please let me know if you have more questions.  I am happy to help if I can.

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still confused but thought I would give this a try since what i found on net that the wording now must have been misleading
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P. Simmons, Expert

Sorry?  I do not understand...what do you mean
the wording now must have been misleading? 

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OK to a point I responded back once more when asked "sorry? I do not understand...what do you mean" and when I explained myself the conversation ended with no further comment.
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The bad conduct discharge is going to be the problem. If you could somehow correct that discharge meaning if you could convince the board of corrections for military records to upgrade the discharge then you might qualify for benefits. However, the only way to have the record corrected is if you could prove there was an error in the record.
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P. Simmons, Expert

What you were describing, because of the bad conduct discharge you will not be able to obtain benefits from the veterans administration.
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Again, I am sorry to be the one to have to share bad news.
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