On October 14, 2017, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Middlesex County Bar Foundation and NJSBA Military Law and Veterans’ Affairs Section presented the 2017 Military Law Symposium at Cook College Student Center, Rutgers University. The Military Law Symposium is presented annually. This year, over 200 current members of the armed forces, veterans and attorney representatives attended the symposium. Panelists discussed compensation benefits available from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for service-connected disabilities, needs-based pension benefits, and criminal, family and ethical legal issues facing veterans.

I presented at the symposium, providing an overview of VA pension benefits available for aged veterans with non-service connected disabilities, including financial eligibility criteria for needs-based Housebound and Aid and Attendance benefits. I prepared a paper and used a PowerPoint presentation during my talk. I have attached an audio recording of my presentation and the PowerPoint slides below for readers of this blog. I hope the presentation helps readers to understand the VA needs-based pension benefit system. Many clients who are NOT career-military are eligible for VA pension benefits which provide additional financial assistance to the disabled and elderly to help pay for the costs of care.


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Photos from the 2017 Military Law Symposium are by Steve Hockstein/HarvardStudio.com:

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