Applying is relatively easy — the only requirement to initiate a case is the initial submission of the DD Form application. While the review boards may ask for additional information if needed to decide your case, most DADT-cases are decided upon the initial submission alone and applicants are not required to provide supplemental information for their case to be decided.
Additionally, the Stanley Memorandum policy guidance makes it very likely that qualifying DADT veterans will receive a favorable result. In fact, 84% of DADT veterans that have applied to the review boards have been granted some form of relief. Specific review board DADT-case data is tabulated by military service below.
Veterans who receive an upgrade in their service characterization may be entitled to (additional) veteran benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information see the Veteran Benefits Administration website.
The department encourages application to the review boards and as shown below, statistics indicate that if a veteran uses the correction process it is highly likely the result will be positive.