» Veterans Disability Lawyer Applauds Publication of Legal Guides for Michigan Veterans

Veterans Disability Lawyer Applauds Publication of Legal Guides for Michigan Veterans

Legal Help for Veterans is a law firm helping veterans get the benefits they deserve.

Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 3, 2014 - The Office of the Michigan Attorney General has published two new legal guides designed to help Michigan servicemembers, veterans and their families.

The first guide, the “Michigan Military and Veterans Legal Service Guide,” provides a comprehensive listing of legal resources to help Michigan veterans access benefits and protections in a range of areas including healthcare, education, employment and housing.

The second guide, “The Michigan Guide to Military Family Law,” focuses specifically on explaining the rights of military families when facing issues in civilian family court.

According to the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, these publications are the latest in a series of efforts from Governor Rick Snyder to increase the number of Michigan veterans who access federal benefits.

“I’ve seen erroneous rejections, outrageous wait lists -- veterans on their own often give up hope. ” remarked Jim Fausone, a veterans disability lawyer. “Hopefully, these guides can connect Michigan veterans with the professionals and programs that can make real headway.”

Michigan is home to more than half a million veterans, and government officials expect Michigan’s veteran population to increase by 8,000 over the next few years. The Obama Administration recently pledged $16 billion nationally for veterans benefits, but such measures are pointless if veterans cannot access them.

“It’s a moral imperative that we in Michigan start getting this right,” said Fausone. “It’s unconscionable that so many of our veterans are stranded, struggling to reach for benefits and protections simply because the system is too difficult to navigate.”

Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC
41700 West Six Mile Road, Suite 101
Northville, MI 48168
Toll Free Phone: 800.693.4800

  • Is the VA doing enough to deal with the relocation scam?
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is planning to suspend the Veterans Benefits Administration’s (VBA) acting chief Danny Pummill for 15 days without pay for permitting two employees to abuse the agency’s relocation process. Kimberly Graves and Diana Rubens manipulated the VBA’s hiring system for their own benefit. The inspector general’s September report claimed they […]
  • Former VA employee spends stolen hospital funds on gambling and sex
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been struggling with corruption and mismanagement, whether it is long patient wait times at VA facilities or the suspension of an official in the recent employee relocation scam. On April 6 a former VA supervisor was given a 15-month prison sentence for stealing funds from a VA hospital. […]
  • How mindfulness training can help veterans with PTSD
    Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often face challenges when trying to manage their symptoms. Traumatic memories keep replaying in their minds in a continuous loop, according to researchers. Traditional forms of treatment may not always prove effective for all veterans. A new study shows mindfulness training may serve as a promising way for […]
  • Wounded Warrior Project attempts to recover from spending scandal
    The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is struggling to regain the trust of its donors and veterans in the aftermath of a CBS News report criticizing the organization’s spending policies. The veterans charity group fired its CEO Steven Nardizzi and COO Al Giordano in early March. The action was taken in response to a CBS News […]

See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: , , , , ,



Get headlines from Law Firm Newswire sent right to your inbox.

* indicates required