This training is for legal services advocates, lawyers in private practice, social and health services workers, veterans' lay advocates, legislative aides, and anyone else who wants to learn about the basics of state and federal veterans' benefits.
The training covers state veterans benefits under M.G.L. c. 115 (administered by the Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services), and federal benefits for service-connected disability compensation and non-service-connected pensions (administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs).
Each year, hundreds of attorneys participate in one of the largest lobby days at the Massachusetts State House. Their goal is to urge lawmakers to protect state funding for programs that provide civil legal aid to low-income Massachusetts residents. Visit http://mlac.org/equaljusticecoalition/walktothehill.html for more information.