This training is for legal services advocates, lawyers in private practice, social and health services workers, veterns, law advocates, legislative aides, and anyone else who wants to learn about the basics of state and federal veterans' benefits.
This training covers state veterans' benefits under M.G.L. c. 115 (administered by the Massachusetts Deperatment of Veterans' Services), and federal benefits for healthcare, service-connected disability compensation,a dn non-service-connected pensions (adminsited by the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affaris).
The session covevrs the basic application process, eligibility rules for veterans (military discharge status, financial eligibility, disqualifying conditions, refund status, and the disability requirements for benefits. It also covers the basics of filing an appeal and upgrading a less than honorable discharge.
For more information or to register, go to MCLE's website, https://www.mcle.org/product/catalog/code/2210100P01. Note: When registering on MCLE website, be sure to select your program fee "Category" in the drop down menu. Click "Update" for adjusted course fee.