The mission of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Benefits Clinic is to provide current and former military service members with knowledge of and assistance with pursuing available disability benefits resulting from their military service.
According to the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, the projected U.S. veteran population is nearly 24 million people. With the continuing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the number of veterans filing disability claims is projected to continue to grow.
As a clinic program consisting of law students supervised by experienced former military attorneys, the Veterans Benefits Clinic is in a unique position to provide veterans with disability claims services while simultaneously providing the next generation of American attorneys with hands-on experience working with real clients.
Veterans with legal concerns about their health often have a number of other concerns as well. These concerns can range from mental health/substance abuse problems, housing or employment problems, to family law issues and other legal conflicts. The goal of the Veterans Benefits Clinic is to help our veteran clients find the help or advice that they need for all of their concerns.
Our relationship with the Center for Psychological Services and Development (CPSD) at Virginia Commonwealth University is a large step in the right direction to help our clients with a multi-disciplinary approach. The CPSD provides assessments, therapy, and a range of social work and counseling services for clients dealing with mental health concerns and other life challenges. They also provide referrals.
You may visit the CPSD website at: www.has.vcu.edu/psy/cpsd