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Lawyers Organizing and Training to assist disabled Veterans in applying for Benefits

An article from the National Law Journal notes a surge in lawyers doing pro bono work assisting disabled veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in obtaining benefits from the Veterans administration.

Veterans who had some kind of representation got $6,225 more annually, on average, than those who didn’t, according to a 2005 Veterans Affairs Inspector General report. That principle held true in the first case resolved by the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law clinic, begun this month. The clinic helped a Vietnam War veteran increase his monthly disability compensation to $2,600 from $350 by helping him apply for a benefit related to his inability to work, said professor Joon Sung.

National Law Journal: Law Firms Massing to Help War Vets

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