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MLRI: State & Federal Veterans' Benefits

Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Trainings

  • Product Number: 2220094RB1
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    Product Description

     

    This training is for legal services advocates, lawyers in private practice, social and health services workers, veterans, lay advocates, legislative aides, and anyone else who wants to learn about the basics of state and federal veterans’ benefits. The training covers state veterans’ benefits under M.G.L. c. 115 (administered by the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services), and federal benefits for healthcare, service-connected disability compensation, and non-service-connected pensions (administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs). The session covers the basic application process, eligibility rules for veterans (military discharge status, financial eligibility, disqualifying conditions, refund status), and the disability requirements for benefits. It also covers the basics of filing an appeal and upgrading a less than honorable discharge.

    A COLLABORATIVE SERIES

    MCLE, the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI), and other Massachusets legal services programs collaborate to provide annual basic public benefits advocacy training events for the many public and private sector lawyers and community advocates who assist Massachusetts residents to qualify for and receive public benefits. Detailed materials are distributed electronically for all trainings.

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    Please Note

    MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.

  • Faculty

    Chair

    Anna Schleelein Richardson, Esq., Veterans Legal Services, Boston

    Faculty

    Steven J. Connor, Veterans' Services Department, Northampton
    Betsy Gwin, Esq., Harvard Law School/Legal Services Center, Jamaica Plain
    Dana Montalto, Esq., Harvard Law School/Legal Services Center, Jamaica Plain
    Scott Pitta, Esq., Veterans Legal Services, Boston
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    Fees

    • $35.00 - Legal Services Attorney
    • $35.00 - Nonlawyer Advocates
    • $125.00 - All Others
    To apply for a need-based scholarship for this program, email scholarships@mcle.org.

    Available FREE with an MCLE OnlinePass® subscription.

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