Tag Archives: benefits

Paving the way for veterans’ discharge upgrades

HPRP volunteer attorney Jim Richardson (center), our go-to expert on veteran discharge upgrades, stopped by the office yesterday to help review discharge upgrade cases before we assign them to pro bono attorneys. Jim is a 12-year veteran of the U.S. … Continue reading

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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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Welfare reform turns 20 in Maryland

By Michelle Madaio In October 1996, Maryland adopted new laws for providing cash assistance to families in need (following Congress enacting the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act in August 1996). Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (in Maryland called … Continue reading

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HPRP lends a hand at veterans’ resource event

Earlier this week, HPRP staff attorney Michael Stone was on hand at the Veteran and Family Resource Day at the Perry Point VA Medical Center in Cecil County. About 120 former service members attended the event, which connected them with … Continue reading

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A young woman, now jobless, gets higher benefits with HPRP’s help

A 22-year-old Baltimore woman who lost both her part-time jobs is now getting higher food stamp benefits, thanks to her HPRP attorney. The client, a participant in the One Baltimore for Jobs program (where she’s training to become a biotechnical … Continue reading

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Help children to a better future

Did you know? Research shows that children whose families move to low-poverty neighborhoods when they are young are far more likely to attend college and earn significantly more as adults, and are less likely to become single parents. The HOME … Continue reading

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Mother now getting benefits that were illegally denied

With the help of her HPRP lawyer, a 25-year-old Baltimore mother will now receive Temporary Cash Assistance that was illegally denied her. In April, she met staff attorney Dalton Collins at a One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) intake site. 1B4J … Continue reading

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Meet the summer law clerk

HPRP welcomes Munib Lohrsabi, a rising third-year at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, as our volunteer summer law clerk. “I’ll be helping out with housing, Section 8, and public benefits cases, and finding out what a normal … Continue reading

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HPRP welcomes Dalton Collins

Dalton Collins joined HPRP this month as staff attorney for the One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) project. He’ll be connecting with and providing legal support for clients on expungement and public benefits cases at sites around  Baltimore City. Dalton was … Continue reading

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