Over half a million veterans have received less than honorable discharges ( known as “bad paper” ) since 1980 . This prevents them from accessing veterans’ services, housing assistance, heath care, and educational benefits , often with devastating results. Veterans with bad paper are seven times as likely to become homeless, twice as likely to commit suicide, and more likely to be involved in the criminal justice system. How can lawyers help?
Listen to the latest episode of Pursuing Justice and hear how Matt Caplan, a partner with Cooley LLP, and Holly Christian, a pro Bono manager and staff attorney with Swords to Plowshares dedicate their time to helping veterans secure their benefits.