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June 26th, 2013

LSHV project is recognized by the U.S. Army

The Army’s “Warrior Transition Unit” recently recognized Legal Services of the Hudson Valley’s “Veterans and Military Families Advocacy Project”, which represents in Social Security Disability benefit appeals.

WHITE PLAINS - Legal Services of the Hudson Valley’s "Veterans and Military Families Advocacy Project" was recognized by the U.S. Army’s "Warrior Transition Unit" at West Point this month.

The Warrior Transition Unit provides a supportive healing environment for soldiers wounded on active duty and manages their care until they transition back to active duty or civilian status. The Command Staff of the Warrior Transition Unit presented Legal Services of the Hudson Valley’s (LSHV) Veterans and Military Families Advocacy Project with a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of their representation of soldiers in Social Security Disability benefits appeals.

"These benefits are critical to ensuring that soldiers separated from the Army as a result of their injuries are able to transition back to civilian life without disrupting their medical care," said Virginia Foulkrod, Staff Attorney, LSHV Veterans & Military Families Advocacy Project. Ms. Foulkrod’s work on behalf of veterans and members of the military resulted in back awards and ongoing benefits.

"Recognizing that veterans and those who have recently returned from duty face a unique set of legal problems, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley launched the Veterans and Military Families Advocacy Project," said Barbara Finkelstein, CEO, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley. "The goal of the project is to provide free legal advice and direct representation to veterans in civil legal matters. Together with our partners, we are part of a comprehensive network of providers who address the unique challenges that veterans and their families confront. We are constantly seeking to expand this network and enhance our programming in order to better serve those who have served our country," she added.

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