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Introduction to Benefits for Veterans with Disabilities

Recorded on: Nov. 14, 2017
Running Time: 01:00:19

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Taken from the Web Program Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017 recorded November 2017 in New York.

Introduction to Benefits for Veterans with Disabilities [01:00:19]

To introduce the topic, we will define the term “veteran”, provide an overview of the various benefits that veterans can receive from the VA, discuss the VA attorney accreditation process for those interested in practicing in this field, and emphasize the need for pro bono attorneys to assist veterans.  We will also discuss basic veteran eligibility, particularly for those veterans who were discharged with less than honorable discharges, making them ineligible for VA benefits.

  • Administrative Background
  • Benefits available from the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Veteran Eligibility
  • VA Character of Discharge Determinations

Nicole M. Perez, Cathy Wong

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  • Introduction to Benefits for Veterans with Disabilities (PowerPoint slides)
    Nicole M. Perez, Cathy Wong
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    Nicole M Perez ~ Managing Attorney, Veterans Justice Center, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
    Cathy Wong ~ Staff Attorney & Pro Bono Manager, Swords to Plowshares
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