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Upcoming Training: State and Federal Veterans Benefits

Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Mass. Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), 10 Winter Place, Boston (Downtown Crossing) 

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 healthcare, service-connected disability compensation, and non-service-connected pensions (administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs). The session covers 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. Participants receive detailed materials. 

TO REGISTER: Go to: and select your training from the list. Registration must be done through MCLE. Tuition for legal services staff, non-lawyer advocates, social, health and community service providers: $25 per person per session. If you are a non-profit or community organization registering online, click on “non-lawyer advocate” which will allow you to pay $25.00 for the session.


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