Underserved

How the VA Wrongfully Excludes Veterans with Bad Paper

A report published in conjunction with National Veterans Legal Services Program and the Veterans Legal Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School to raise awareness about the implications of excluding “bad paper” veterans from care and the VA’s authority to grant access.

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Update and Clarify Regulatory Bars to Benefits Based on Character of Discharge
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