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Many veterans suffer from an injury or disease that is linked to an event that occurred during their time in service, thus making these veterans eligible for service-connected disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Figuring out how to establish that link— or nexus, from ailment to service can be a mystifying task for veterans and individuals unfamiliar with veterans law. Continue reading

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In this third installment of the Veterans’ Legal Series from the City Bar Justice Center, Veterans Assistance Project Director Kent Eiler discusses how the VA evaluates the degree of disability of a service-connected injury or disease. Continue reading

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In this second installment of the Veterans’ Legal Series from the Justice Center, Veterans Assistance Project Director Kent Eiler provides an overview of eligibility for service-connected disability compensation. Continue reading

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On this Veterans Day, the City Bar Justice Center’s Veterans Assistance Project presents the first video in an ongoing series intended to help veterans understand the benefits available to them from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Continue reading

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On April 28th, William Gunn, the General Counsel for the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), will speak at the New York City Bar Association on the needs of our nation’s veterans. He will be joined by the VA’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Hughes Turner, on a panel moderated by Phil Carter, who served as the National Veterans Director for President Obama’s campaign and is now a scholar at the Center for a New American Security. Continue reading

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In late 2013, the City Bar Justice Center and the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center co-sponsored a conference in Hartford on legal problems faced by veterans. Legal services providers from 10 different organizations from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Maine attended the conference. Continue reading

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