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Veterans can apply for discharge upgrades based on certain behavioral health issues

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http://arba.army.pentagon.mil/adrb-ptsd.cfm Congress Passes Benefits for Benefits Who Apply for discharge Upgrades for Certain Behavioral Health Issues http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/careers/army/2014/12/17/veterans-can-apply-to-upgrade-discharge-for-ptsd/20529495/ Army Times Story: A special web page has been launched to assist veterans seeking to upgrade punitive discharges related to behavior problems caused by post-traumatic stress. The web page provides information and applications to seek an upgrade… Read More »

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DOD Willing to review discharges of vietnam era vets with PTSD

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The Pentagon has announced a new rule that applies to all vets with discharges prior to the formal recognition of PTSD in 1980.  Under this new rule, the DoD will reconsider the bad-paper discharges of thousands of Vietnam-era veterans who may have suffered combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but were kicked out of the… Read More »

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USERRA Law in action: United Airlines settles federal case

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A U.S. District Judge in Denver, Colo., has approved a $6.15 million class-action settlement between United Airlines and 1,160 United pilots who served in the military from 2000 to 2010—resulting in one of the largest reported payments in U.S. history to resolve a claim brought under the federal veterans’ reemployment rights law, known as… Read More »

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Longshoreman jobs for veterans

By Citizen Soldier Law |

Great job opportunity for Veterans. Longshoremen needed. This Wednesday, Tell a Vet to go to Maher Terminal Building, 1210 Corbin Street, Elizabeth, NJ.   Pre-registration is preferred but not required by emailing vetsjobfair@nysanet.org   (Thanks for heads up, Joe Generoso Romano, CPA.  http://nysanet.org/wp-content/uploads/VeteransJobFairPressRelease.pdf

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Soldier files federal lawsuit seeking medical retirement

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After ABCMR denial, National Guardsman files federal lawsuit for medical retirement William Cowles, who served more than 20 years as an Army National Guardsman, has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have his discharge changed to medical retirement.  The lawsuit asserts that the Army hastily discharged Cowles based on an erroneous diagnosis of Adjustment… Read More »

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Reserve Soldiers stuck in military disability system

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This article by Adam Ashton in the State of Washington does a great job of describing what is wrong with the disability claims process.  It focuses on the active duty portion but the National Guard and Reserve military personnel have an additional layer of bureaucracy at the unit level, then proceed to the facility… Read More »

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