Yale Law School Veterans Legal Services Clinic

Clinic, established in 2010, where students have represented Connecticut veterans in litigation before administrative agencies and courts, on benefits, discharge upgrade, immigration, and pardon matters
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Primary geographic focus: Connecticut
Organization type(s): Provider
Tags: Veterans


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Connecticut groups to help PTSD vets upgrade ‘bad paper’ discharges

Peggy McCarthy
New Haven Register
November 16, 2016
Frustrated by Pentagon efforts, Connecticut groups that work with veterans have informed some 1,500 veterans that they can apply for upgrades of “bad paper” military discharge statuses if they have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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A renewed call to provide benefits to vets with bad paper discharges

Julia Bergman
Day (CT)
February 19, 2018
The report advocates for legislation to ensure access to state veteran benefits for this group of veterans.

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Veterans’ Suit Over ‘Bad Paper’ Discharges Moves Forward

Frankie Graziano
WNPR (Hartford, CT)
November 10, 2019
A class-action lawsuit involving veterans who say they’ve been wrongfully denied discharge upgrades will move forward. The suit -- which is being supported by Yale Law School’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic -- was filed against the Navy in 2018.

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