Category Archives: Veterans Administration

With his lawyer’s help, a homeless veteran starts “a new beginning”

A homeless Baltimore veteran is now entitled to health care benefits and received an 80-percent, service-connected disability rating, thanks to Swapna Yeluri, his HPRP attorney. The 41-year-old man (who suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome) currently resides in a homeless shelter. … Continue reading

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With the help of his pro bono attorney, a veteran gets a tenfold increase in benefits

With HPRP’s help, a veteran who suffered a knee injury while serving in the U.S. Army in the 1980s saw his monthly disability payments increase more than ten times, along with a six-figure retroactive award! “In June 2008, he had … Continue reading

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Full service-connected payments restored for homeless veteran

A homeless veteran had his stolen service-connected disability payments reimbursed and ongoing payments restored, thanks to his HPRP veteran benefits attorney. “He was trying to rebuild his life after some mistakes landed him in jail,” said Michael Stone, HPRP’s Equal … Continue reading

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Baltimore district court inaugurates new veterans treatment docket

  A new court docket to help veterans opened in Baltimore City district court earlier this week that will be focused more on rehabilitation than incarceration. “The District Court of Maryland in Baltimore City plans to launch a veterans treatment … Continue reading

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Veteran gets help in billing snafu

A Harford County veteran who was incorrectly billed $3,000 for ambulance service and sued had the judgment against him vacated with the help of HPRP. The veteran, who has a 100-percent disability rating, was receiving treatment at a VA healthcare … Continue reading

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Heroes for Heroes

Words from Volunteers in HPRP’s Veterans’ Legal Assistance Project (VLAP): “I’m a veteran who served in the Marine infantry in Viet Nam,” said Ward Coe III. “I firmly believe that when the government puts folks in harm’s way, whether in … Continue reading

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From homeless to homeowner: “It does happen”

Ruth Callejas, a U.S. Air Force veteran, moved from Virginia to Baltimore in the beginning of 2012 because she heard that Baltimore City had better long-term services for homeless veterans. Two and a half years later, Callejas is taking out … Continue reading

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