Veterans Disability Rights Consortium Meeting: Rights and Legal Resources

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Sponsors: Equip for Equality - Northeastern Illinois Office
Illinois Legal Aid Online
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Time: 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 20 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60602
Speakers: John Costello, Veterans' Rights Project at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
Professor Joseph Butler Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic at John Marshall Law School

This video provides information on the rights of veterans and the resources that are available. It provides an overview of the substantive laws related to veterans to help legal aid advocates with issue spotting and an overview of available resources for assistance.

For more information, click on the links below:

United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs
Illinois Attorney General - Veterans Rights - Veterans Hotline 1-800-382-3000
Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago - Veteran's Problems
The John Marshall Law School - Veterans Legal Support Center
National Veterans Legal Services Program
National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc.

Also, the Illinois Warriors Assistance Program mandates head trauma screening for members of the Illinois National Guard after their return from deployment. Contact the confidential 24-hour hotline, which also provides help with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at (866)-554-IWAP (4927). For more information, click on the links below:

Illinois Officially Launches Screening and Assistance Program for Veterans Coping with Brain Injury and PTSD at RIC

Gov. Blagojevich launches first in the nation Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder program for Illinois Veterans


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Veterans' Benefits Powerpoint.ppt PPT 457.2KB

Last Updated: 03/03/2008

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