If a service member's performance is satisfactory but the individual failed to meet all expectations of conduct for military members, the discharge is considered a General Discharge, Under Honorable Conditions. Veterans may not be eligible for certain veterans benefits under a General Discharge, including the GI Bill.
Just so, what qualifies as a dishonorable discharge?
Dishonorable discharges are handed down for what the military considers the most reprehensible conduct. This type of discharge may be rendered only by conviction at a general court-martial for serious offences (e.g., desertion, sexual assault, murder, etc.) that call for dishonorable discharge as part of the sentence.
Do you still get benefits with a general discharge?
To receive VA home loan benefits and services, the Veteran's character of discharge or service must be under other than dishonorable conditions (e.g., honorable, under honorable conditions, general). Generally, there is no character of discharge bar to benefits to Veterans' Group Life Insurance.
Is a medical discharge the same as an honorable discharge?
Medical and Physical Discharges. You may qualify for an honorable discharge for medical reasons if you have suffered an injury or debilitating illness during service or during personal time. Conditions such as obesity, seasickness and airsickness also may qualify you for a physical discharge.