Tuesday, April 26, 2016

May 23: Webcast - Maximizing Benefits for Service Members Discharged for Misconduct (#MCLE)

This briefing will provide attorneys with information to help certain veterans access health care, disability, housing and other services, if they are otherwise excluded due to their discharge characterization. About 4% of veterans, including 6.5% of recent-era veterans, are unable to access basic veteran services because their character of discharge is less than Honorable. Many veterans, veteran advocates, and even VA staff are unaware that the VA has discretion to grant eligibility to most of these service members. Advocates can help obtain an eligibility review and increase the likelihood of success.
Bradford Adams, veteran law attorney from Swords to Plowshares will discuss ways to help veterans discharged for misconduct maximize services they can obtain from the VA. The discussion will:
  • Provide an introduction to the law on veteran benefit eligibility;
  • Explain how to obtain an eligibility review; and
  • Outline the legal and factual bases for establishing eligibility.
Title:
Veteran Benefits Update: Maximizing Benefits for Service Members Discharged for Misconduct
When/Where:
May 23, 2016
1:00 PM Eastern
Webcast
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions
Speakers:
  • Bradford Adams ~ Staff Attorney & Manager of Direct Legal Services, Swords to Plowshares
  • Program Attorney: Amy Taub ~ Practising Law Institute
By:
PLI
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