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Introduction to Benefits for Veterans with Disabilities

Recorded on: Nov. 15, 2018
Running Time: 00:59:53

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Taken from the Web Program Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018 Recorded November, 2018 in San Francisco [00:59:53]

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, Kate Richardson, Maureen Siedor

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  • VA Accreditation FAQ, How to Apply for VA Accreditation as an Attorney or Claims Agent
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  • VA Benefit Fact Sheet—Dependents and Survivors, Burial and Plot Interment Allowance
    Nicole M. Perez, Kate Richardson
  • VA Benefit Fact Sheet—Education and Training, Post-9/11 GI Bill: Factors to Consider
    Nicole M. Perez, Kate Richardson
  • VA Benefit Fact Sheet—Home Loan Guaranty, VA Guaranteed Loan
    Nicole M. Perez, Kate Richardson
  • VA Benefit Fact Sheet—Home Loan Guaranty, Homeless Shelter Program
    Kate Richardson, Nicole M. Perez
  • VA Benefit Fact Sheet—Life Insurance, Veterans Group Life Insurance
    Kate Richardson, Nicole M. Perez
  • VA Benefit Fact Sheet—Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services, Education and Career Counseling
    Kate Richardson, Nicole M. Perez
  • VA Benefit Fact Sheet—Claims for VA Benefits and Character of Discharge, General Information
    Nicole M. Perez, Kate Richardson
  • Eligibility Determination, VHA Directive 1601A.02, Department of Veteran Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (Amended on July 27, 2017)
    Nicole M. Perez, Kate Richardson
  • Underserved: How the VA Wrongfully Excludes Veterans with Bad Paper, March 2016
    Nicole M. Perez, Kate Richardson
  • Health Programs for Veterans, Veterans Health Administration
    Kate Richardson, Nicole M. Perez
  • Introduction to Benefits for Veterans with Disabilities (PowerPoint slides)
    Nicole M. Perez, Kate Richardson
Presentation Material
  • Introduction to Benefits for Veterans with Disabilities (PowerPoint slides)
    Nicole M. Perez, Kate Richardson, Maureen Siedor
  • Chapter 11 Updated with Hyperlinks
    Nicole M. Perez, Kate Richardson, Maureen Siedor
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      Nicole M. Perez ~ Managing Attorney, Veterans Justice Center, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
      Kate Richardson ~ Legal Director, Swords to Plowshares
      Maureen Siedor ~ Staff Attorney & Pro Bono Manager, Swords to Plowshares
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