HMIS FAQ
Q

If a person was dishonorably discharged, would they be considered a veteran?

Date Published: November 2015

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Yes. For purposes of HMIS and Point-in-Time (PIT) Count data collection, as long as the person was on active duty for at least one day, Veteran Status should be ‘Yes.’ A dishonorable discharge limits eligibility for certain U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and programs, but it doesn’t mean that the person is not a veteran for HMIS and PIT Count purposes.


Tags: Data - Data Standards

FAQ ID:

3366