Process Timeline

>How Long Does the Process Take?

Once received, the U.S. Department of Education will review your administrative discharge application. This typically takes less than 30 days. Incomplete discharge applications and, if applicable, the response time of your physician can delay the review process. If you showed the U.S. Department of Education that you are totally and permanently disabled based on SSA documentation or a physician certification and the U.S. Department of Education approves your discharge request, you will be subject to a 3-year post-discharge monitoring period that begins on the date the discharge is approved. There are requirements that you must meet during the post-discharge monitoring period. If you are approved for an administrative discharge based on a VA determination of unemployability due to a service-connected disability, you will not be subject to a 3-year post-discharge monitoring period.