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Margaret Kuzma

Margaret Kuzma

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center
Staff Attorney
West Haven, CT, USA


Margaret Kuzma is a staff attorney at Connecticut Veterans Legal Center.  Through the Woodruff Foundation, CVLC is partnering with Swords to Plowshares to enhance national legal expertise on discharge upgrades and create strategic reference materials for legal clinics and attorneys representing veterans.  In addition to her work at CVLC, Margaret also served as a Visiting Clinical Lecturer with the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School from 2016 to spring of 2017.  Prior to CVLC, she worked as a Skadden Fellow attorney at the Legal Assistance Foundation in Chicago, Illinois where she served low-income veterans and military families.  Before becoming a public interest attorney, Margaret worked as the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for Fort Benning and USAG Baumholder. Margaret received her J.D. from DePaul University and her B.A. from Brown University.  She is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and Illinois.
Margaret Kuzma is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Military Discharge Upgrade and Review I (PowerPoint slides) - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Naval Discharge Review Board DD293 PTSD Based Cover Letter, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments (Hagel Memo), Re: Supplemental Guidance to Military Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records Considering Discharge Upgrade Requests by Veterans Claiming Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Secretary of Defense, September 3, 2014 - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Unfinished Business: Correcting “Bad Paper” for Veterans with PTSD, The Defense Department’s Adjudication of Discharge Upgrade Applications One Year Since Its September 2014 PTSD Directive - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments (Carson Memo), Re: Consideration of Discharge Upgrade Requests Pursuant to Supplemental Guidance to Military Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records (BCMRs/BCNR) by Veterans Claiming Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), February 24, 2016 - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Discharge Upgrade Resources - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments (Kurta Memo), Re: Clarifying Guidance to Military Discharge Review Boards and Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records Considering Requests by Veterans for Modification of their Discharge Due to Mental Health Conditions, Sexual Assault, or Sexual Harassment, August 25, 2017 - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Veterans Discharge Upgrade Manual, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Military Discharge Upgrade and Review II (PowerPoint slides) - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Applying for a Discharge Upgrade When You Have PTSD: A Supplemental Guide to the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center’s Veterans Discharge Upgrade Manual - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Veterans and Bad Paper: The Facts - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Battle for Benefits: VA Discrimination Against Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
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