The Veterans Consortium featured in Washington City Paper’s 2016 “Give It Up, D.C.” Guide

November 28, 2016 — The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono program is featured in Washington City Paper's 2016 "Give It Up, D.C." guide to charitable giving.

Washington City Paper Excerpt from the Washington City Paper article:

“Included here are a vetted selection of nonprofits with budgets of less than $3 million per year that are doing critically important, and often thankless, work for the District’s children, homeless, elderly, disabled, and immigrant communities, among others. They are tackling some of society’s most intractable problems — and for the city’s neediest citizens—using literacy, arts, life skills, and other strategies to reduce disparity among people from all walks of life.”

About The Veterans Consortium

“Every year, thousands of veterans and their loved ones appeal to federal courts in D.C., seeking to overturn the denial of their veterans’ benefits claims. Many are elderly, experiencing financial hardship, or suffering from serious conditions like PTSD; all deserve high-quality representation. So The Veterans Consortium provides free legal services to over 400 Veterans and their families each year, ensuring equal access to justice in court—and achieving favorable outcomes in 80 percent of its cases. It recruits and trains top-notch volunteer attorneys, matches them with thoroughly screened clients, and provides expert mentoring throughout the appeals process. Many successful cases require medical proof to actually claim benefits or redress, so a new medical review program provides volunteer doctors who support cases with critical evidence. The Consortium also offers start-up funding for veterans law clinics at partner law schools, thereby expanding the pool of expert representation. These services mean veterans can access the life-changing benefits that our country has vowed to provide. Let’s keep that promise.”

“A Guide to Giving Back in D.C. in 2016: Our annual Give It Up, D.C. Guide”
The Washington City Paper
Liz Garrigan
November 28, 2016
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