DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Metroplex Veterans Legal Services is conducting a Veteran’s Combat Related Special Compensation clinic on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at 1:00 p.m.READ MORE: Frisco Memorial Girls' And Boys' Basketball Teams No Longer The New Kids On The Block
This clinic is a partnership with the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP.
The Combat Related Special Compensation Clinic (CRSC) clinic is for retired, disabled veterans.
The veterans must be receiving or have received military retirement pay either from a military disability or after 20 or more years of service.
CRSC provides tax-free monthly payments to eligible retired Veterans with combat-related injuries. CRSC allows eligible retirees to concurrently receive an amount equal to or less than their length of service retirement pay and their VA disability compensation, if the injury is combat-related.
The pro bono clinic will be held on October 21, 2015, at 1:00 pm, at the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP. The address is 2001 Ross Ave., Suite 3600, Dallas, TX 75201. The Veterans must register on-line in advance of the clinic.
Metroplex Veterans Legal Services offers single issue legal clinics to veterans on a pro bono basis. The focus on removing the legal barriers to employment for veterans, and assisting disabled veterans to obtain military disability benefits.
The goal of the clinics is to provide free legal counsel and advice to low income, unemployed, homeless, disabled, elderly, or at risk for homelessness veterans for outstanding traffic tickets, warrants from tickets, and driver’s license issues caused by tickets; child support modification; expunction of criminal arrests; and combat related special compensation.READ MORE: Loophole In Federal Surprise Medical Bill Ban Leaves Patients At Risk Of High, Unexpected Ambulance Bills
These unpaid traffic tickets, and delinquent child support can lead to suspended driver’s licenses, which can lead to barriers for these veterans to obtain employment.
The pro bono legal resources for veterans have been very scarce prior to the commencement of our program.
According to a recent Department of Veterans Affairs survey, legal issues account for four of the top ten unmet needs of homeless veterans.
The legal unmet needs are: legal counsel for the issues of foreclosure/eviction, child support, and restoring driver’s licenses, and legal assistance for warrants and fines.
Legal clinics address three of these four unmet legal needs, for child support modification, restoring driver’s licenses, and legal assistance for warrants and fines.
This clinic is open to all retired, disabled Veterans in Texas, with either a honorable, general, or general under honorable discharge from the US military.
This is a limited opportunity as the Combat Related Special Compensation clinic is only conducted once a year in Dallas.MORE NEWS: 1 Dead, 1 Injured After Shooting In Forest Hill
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