Last week, the Homeless Advocacy Project submitted comments in response to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) proposal to amend its regulations regarding Character of Discharge (COD) determinations. Many of the veterans we represent have been harmfully impacted by the current character of discharge review process. While HAP agrees with some modifications to the regulatory framework for CODs, we believe additional improvements must be made to align with legislative intent and avoid the same issues that plague the regulation as currently written and applied. We urge the VA to incorporate our recommendations into the final rule.
See below for our full comments, submitted 9/8/2020.VA COD Comments Final Draft