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Author Archives: Jay Butchko

Grim Reaper is Undefeated

By Citizen Soldier Law |

In the case of the young lady who recently lost her veteran/claimant/spouse, she can recover his benefits and entitlement in what is known as an “accrued claim.”  She must be able to prove one year of marriage at the time of death, continuous cohabitation with the veteran during the marriage or analogous relationship and… Read More »

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Board of Nursing and Board of Pharmacy Licensing – NJ Board of Consumer Affairs – Drunk Driving and Other Arrests

By Citizen Soldier Law |

When you have an allegation of misconduct, it is typically advisable to notify the Board. Here is the consensus from a number of our colleagues in cases where they and we have represented licensees and where they have done so.  Nurses have similar reporting issues for DWI arrests and other criminal allegations, as other… Read More »

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Other Than Honorable Discharged Upgraded to Honorable!

By Citizen Soldier Law |

When stress piles up in a person’s life, it can often lead to uncharacteristic behavior.  Soldiers lead especially stressful lives and often experience mental health issues such as PTSD, depression and anxiety.  Left untreated, these issues can result in misconduct and a less than honorable discharge. The military Veterans at Citizen Soldier Law recently… Read More »

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A Resounding CRSC Victory!

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Citizen Soldier Law recently scored a resounding victory for an Airman who had been denied Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that was caused by multiple deployments to a war zone in support of the Global War on Terror.    Our Army Veteran-attorneys and Army Veteran HR paralegal succeeded in… Read More »

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Understanding CRSC and CRDP: Key Differences and Benefits

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Introduction As a retired military service member, you may be entitled to various benefits and compensation programs. Two common programs you might have heard of are CRSC (Combat-Related Special Compensation) and CRDP (Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay). In this blog post, we will break down what CRSC and CRDP are, and highlight the key… Read More »

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Due Process for Midshipmen and Cadets in Academic, Aptitude, Physical or Medical Boards

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Whether as part of a scholarship at Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) assignments or an assignment at a Service Academy and even for non-scholarship ROTC cadets, as I was at Rutgers decades ago, there are procedures that must be followed.  When a lawyer is not defending you, we have seen units take short cuts…. Read More »

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Rutgers Mandates Masks and Phony Injection

By Citizen Soldier Law |

What Would Colonel Henry Rutgers Do? Hire lawyers. Boycott. RU students are human guinea pigs. Russian Orthodox Christian, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, wrote a brilliant work that captures the current era. He titled his book Demons which described those who had hijacked the Russian culture. Marxists had already been able to send him to Siberia and… Read More »

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Homeless Veterans Have Vet Haven North and Criminal Charges Resolved with Diversionary Programs

By Citizen Soldier Law |

Veterans Criminal Diversion works and it also does so in New Jersey.  Once again, our law firm successfully advocated for an accomplished Veteran, this time a Marine weapons instructor. Gun charges Dismissed! So relieved and pleased. Thank you Grand Jury and Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.   Our Marine is now getting back on his feet… Read More »

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How Can You Prepare Your Children For Divorce?

By Citizen Soldier Law |

One thing that crosses the mind of every loving parent when he or she is about to get divorced from his or her children’s other parent is, “How/what will I tell the children?” This is because adjusting to divorce is one of the hardest things children can go through. If you are about to… Read More »

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Some Defenses You Can Expect In Your New Jersey Personal Injury Claim

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After being injured because of another party’s negligence in New Jersey, you have the right to file a personal injury claim and recover compensation. After filing your personal injury claim, you may expect that proving your case and recovering compensation will be easy. However, the truth is that it is common for the defense… Read More »

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