DID YOU KNOW?
The number of veterans incarcerated in state and federal prison and local jail decreased from 203,000 in 2004 to 181,500 in 2011-12. The total incarceration rate in 2011-12 for veterans (855 per 100,000 veterans in the United States) was lower than the rate for nonveterans (968 per 100,000 U.S. residents).
There are many Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) such as the DAV and VFW among many others, that diligently work disability claims for service members as they leave active duty. They do a fantastic job. VLSN does not need to be in that space and will not be. Where VLSN will assist veterans is in the higher echelon discharge proceedings. As veterans appeal their disability ratings through the disability review process, their success rate becomes more time consuming and tenuous. Mick Wagoner, the Executive Director and Staff Attorney for VLSN was recently accepted into the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He can therefore argue cases up to that level if necessary. As a nonprofit, we can take cases that the local bar cannot for financial reasons and fight for the benefits that our veterans rate.
Published in Papillion Times April 4, 2022 Adam Branting PAPILLION — Echoes of the tumultuous Vietnam era suffused the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Nebraska