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