NVLSP Impact Report

Lawyers Serving Warriors® assists with the following types of claims: Appeals LSW attorneys represent veterans at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals ( BVA ) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims ( CAVC ). Common issues include service-connected disabilities related to military service, earlier effective date for benefits, and higher disability ratings Military Sexual Trauma ( MST ) Assistance with VA claims for service connection for mental disorders due to military sexual trauma Combat-Related Special Compensation ( CRSC ) Assistance with applying for Combat-Related Special Compensation, which is a tax-free benefit provided to qualified military retirees

Military Medical Retirement Offer representation on: • Military medical separation processing for active service members • Corrections of military records to grant medical retirement, including for a misdiagnosed personality disorder or adjustment disorder • Physical Disability Board of Review rating increases for Post-9/11 veterans

Discharge Upgrades Offer assistance in:

• Upgrading less than honorable discharges. The majority of the clients served through this project have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD ), traumatic brain injuries ( TBI ), or other mental health conditions that are related to military service • Removing the stigmatizing label of personality or adjustment disorders from the discharge certificate for veterans who were suffering from a service-incurred mental disability, such as PTSD , TBI , or a similar disorder

Veteran Profiles The benefits that NVLSP has secured for veterans and their families stemming from medical retirement, military sexual trauma, and Agent Orange exposure have been life-changing.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Amazon.com Ballard Spahr LLP Buckley Sandler LLP Cadwalader LLP Covington & Burling LLP Cozen O’Connor LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Dechert LLP DLA Piper LLP Exelon Corporation Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Fannie Mae Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Hewlett Packard Enterprise HP Inc. Hogan Lovells LLP 2018 Participants Lawyers Serving Warriors®

Holland & Hart LLP Holland & Knight LLP Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Intel Corporation Jones Day K & L Gates LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Paul Hastings LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind,

Wharton & Garrison LLP

Perkins Coie LLP Pfizer Inc Reed Smith LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Troutman Sanders Verizon

King & Spalding LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Linklaters LLP McDermott Will & Emory

Vinson & Elkins LLP White & Case LLP Williams & Connolly LLP WilmerHale LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Merck & Co., Inc. Miller & Chevalier Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Nixon Peabody LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP


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