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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Combat Related Special Compensation

By Citizen Soldier Law |

Passed by Congress in 2008, Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) is a program to assist disabled, retired combat veterans.  Before CRSC, veterans could not concurrently receive retirement pay from the Department of Defense (DoD) and disability benefits form the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Prior to CRSC, any monetary benefits received from the VA was… Read More »

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Duberry and Dunsmuir

By Citizen Soldier Law |

The Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act, known as LEOSA, is a federal law that gives law enforcement officers and retired law enforcement officers the right to carry a concealed firearm regardless of state or local legislation.  Specifically, LEOSA or HR 218 preempts any state and local laws to the contrary.  LEOSA does not govern… Read More »

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Which Attorney to Hire?

By Citizen Soldier Law |

If you’re a veteran with a legal issue, hiring a fellow veteran as your attorney seems like a no-brainer.  But in addition to the comradery and relatability factors, you may not realize that there are significant legal advantages to having a veteran handle your legal matter. Here at Citizen Solider Law, we focus in… Read More »

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Title IX

By Citizen Soldier Law |

There are very few traumatic experiences that equal the trauma of sexual assault.  But consider the trauma of being wrongfully accused of sexual assault., especially in the age of the #metoo movement.  Whether you are in the military or in higher education (Title IX process), or both, you will find yourself in an arcane… Read More »

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Innocent Violation of Strict New Jersey Gun Laws

By Citizen Soldier Law |

New Jersey is known for having some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. The New Jersey Legislature believes that stringent gun laws are necessary to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, however these laws lack nuance and end up incriminating law-abiding men and women, especially veterans of the United… Read More »

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Veterans Diversion Program

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According to the RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research, 20% of the veterans who served in either Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from either major depression or post-traumatic stress disorder and according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, 25% of veterans showed signs of substance abuse disorder.  Furthermore, more than half of the veterans involved with the… Read More »

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Separation Pay for Military Reserve Retirement

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Separation pay is used by all branches of the military and is used for several different purposes. It can be used to reduce the size of a force that has grown too large or to limit the number of people with a particular skill that has become obsolete or overly-popular. Separation pay is essentially… Read More »

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