Claim by Former Military Member for Benefits Resulting From Discharge Being Upgraded

B-193417: Feb 16, 1979

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An appeal was denied of a GAO Claims Division settlement by Mr. Daniel Toth, a former member of the United States Army, concerning recovery of funds owed him after the upgrading of his discharge from dishonorable to honorable. An Army member's discharge terminates his entitlement to military pay and allowances, and any subsequent change in the character of that discharge does not affect the former members status with respect to separation from the service, nor does it create any right to military pay for periods after date of discharge. However, if the character of discharge is upgraded the former member is entitled to certain military benefits, other then those mentioned above, which would have been awarded at time of discharge had discharge been honorable.

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