Correction of Veteran’s Benefits and Discharge Status

In 2017, our attorneys worked on a case with the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) representing an Army veteran who was denied military disability benefits and received a less than honorable discharge based on her one-time marijuana use. At the time of her discharge, she was suffering from severe PTSD stemming from her service in Iraq, during which she was the victim of a sexual assault by a fellow soldier. After her discharge, the VA denied her any disability benefits. With assistance from the NVLSP, our team was able to get her full disability benefits from the VA and we were ultimately successful in convincing a military review board to upgrade her discharge to fully honorable.

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