Jana R. DiCosmo

  • Hosted by Widener University Veterans Law Clinic
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps, Equal Justice Works, Taishoff Fellowship
  • Service location Wilmington
  • Law school Widener University Commonwealth Law School
  • Issue area Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2014
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

The Project’s primary goals are to (1) provide direct representation to veterans with appeals regarding the denial of compensation claims (especially claims involving post-traumatic stress disorder, military sexual trauma and other mental health issues) and to veterans who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless with issues including overpayments from the VA, problems with health and disability benefits, consumer and medical debt, drivers’ license reinstatement, and discharge upgrades for veterans with a general discharge; and (2) work with community partner agencies and case management staff at the Veterans’ Centers, VA hospitals, and clinics to further meet veterans’ needs.

The Inspiration

Why is this Project Important

The Veterans Law Clinic provides legal representation and support to low-income and disabled veterans and their families who, without our pro bono services, may not otherwise have a voice in our legal system today.

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