Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2019 – More than 50,000 less-than-honorably discharged veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, who are afflicted with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries and related mental disorders will get a second chance to receive VA benefits. A federal judge in Connecticut recently certified a class action seeking to restore benefits for veterans who received less-than-honorable discharges due to conditions directly related to their military service.
The case is similar to another class action filed by Navy and Marine Corps veterans against the Naval Discharge Review Board. The same court certified that class action in November.
“Many veterans suffer debilitating effects from their military service, but lose out on benefits when the military decides they no longer are useful,” said experienced veterans benefits attorney and military veteran James. G. Fausone. “That is a terrible way to repay someone for the sacrifices made to preserve freedom here at home. The pending class-action lawsuits offer significant hope for veterans denied their justly earned benefits through obvious sacrifices made to keep their fellow citizens free and safe.”
Traumatic brain injuries, PTSD and similar afflictions are very real consequences of military service. Those injuries also are ample proof of sacrifices made by veterans who since were denied the very benefits designed to enable them to better transition into civilian life, while dealing with the ongoing personal consequences of their sacrifices made for the nation.
Bad paper discharges are a tool used by administrators to deny fully earned benefits to veterans. An experienced veterans benefits attorney can help local veterans in Michigan who are dealing with bad paper discharges.
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