My lawyer keeps mentioning that I should apply for LAS so I have an opportunity to stay until I reach 20 years. I am currently at 18 years 8 months in service. I am currently appealing the SECAF office. I am very hesitant to apply because I know I have to agree with the board results as they stand now. My issue with that is that my referring condition was not service connected by the VA and I know wholeheartedly that it should be, which is why I have appealed at every opportunity. So what I'm wondering is if I apply for LAS and they deny it can I still go through the VA One Time Reconsideration process? Or would I be separated once I received word of the denial?