Blog Posts: Jessica Marsden

Veterans Legal Assistance Project

VLAP Students
Austin Backus 3L and Emon Northe 3L

On Friday, September 15, 2017 Carolina Law students in the Veterans Legal Assistance Project joined more than 80 other service providers at the Bull City Stand Down in Durham, N.C. VLAP students distributed information and counseled less-than-honorably-discharged veterans about how to apply to upgrade their discharge characterization.

The VLAP students had a chance to put into practice what they learned earlier this month at the Clinic Intensive Session about the effects of a less-than-fully honorable discharge from the military, sometimes called “bad paper.” Bad paper is a barrier to a wide array of benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs: education, health care, disability compensation, home loans, and more. In addition, bad paper can be an obstacle to civilian employment.

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Posted by Jessica Marsden on Thu. September 21, 2017 1:50 PM
Categories: Veterans Legal Assistance Project

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