How to Run a Background Check on Yourself

How to Run a Background Check on Yourself

July 20, 2020

How to run a background check on yourself.

Military discharge upgrades and records corrections often have a higher chance of success if accompanied by a background check.  A clean background check demonstrates that a Veteran has been a productive citizen, stayed out of trouble, and that their misconduct in service was a one-off.  While there are numerous companies that offer background checks, it is best to have the FBI conduct one.  For a small fee of 18 dollars, the FBI will do one.   In addition to filling out an application, the Veteran will have to go to a participating post-office for fingerprints.

To request a background check from the FBI, follow the instructions at this link.

In addition to providing a quality background check, Veterans applying for a discharge upgrade or records correction have a higher chance of success if they hire a lawyer to put together their application.  Often times, legal error was committed in their separation from the Service. It is best to have a lawyer review a Veteran's record for error.  Finally, written advocacy is a skill, and lawyers are trained to put together comprehensive, well-organized, and effective arguments.

This Article was written by Attorney Matthew Barry.  He is an experienced, aggressive, and effective military lawyer.  Click to review his case results and former client reviews.

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