On December 20, 2012 the VA, IRS and SSA announced that they would begin coordinating income reporting to eliminate the need for the VA’s annual income report (Eligibility Verification Report or EVR). This is a great opportunity to reduce the burden on Veterans and their families to submit... more
Those who served in Vietnam and have PTSD have been victimized by the government, particularly by the Army, in various ways. Two of the most damaging ways that has happened have been to classify veterans with PTSD symptoms as having not PTSD but a personality disorder, or, worse yet, by... more
Recent new reports state that the State of Maine will start issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples before the end of the year (2012). A few other states are in the process, if not already issuing licenses. Couples who are married by the end of the year may want to consider... more
Providing Veteran focused outreach to non-legal service providers has taught me a lot about collaborating with VA and local social service provider case workers to provide effective and comprehensive legal assistance to their clients and also to encourage timely referrals to legal aid.