FAMILIES ADVOCACY PROJECT RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES

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LEGAL SERVICES OF THE HUDSON VALLEY’S VETERANS & MILITARY
FAMILIES ADVOCACY PROJECT RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES
ARMY’S WARRIOR TRANSITION UNIT AT WEST POINT


MAY 31, 2013 (WHITE PLAINS, NY)

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley's "Veterans and
Military Families Advocacy Project"

was recognized by the United States Army's "Warrior
Transition Unit" (WTU) at
West Point

this month.


The
Warrior Transition Unit

at West Point provides a supportive healing environment for
soldiers wounded on active dut
y and manages their care until they transition back to active duty
or civilian status.

The Command Staff of the Warrior Transition Unit presented Legal Services of the Hudson
Valley's (LSHV) Veterans and Military Families Advocacy Project with a
Certifica
te of
Appreciation

in recognition of their representation of soldiers in Social Security Disability
benefits appeals.



"These benefits are critical to ensuring that soldiers separated from the Army as a result of their
injuries are able to transition back to civilian life without disrupting their medical care," said
Virginia Foulkrod, Staff Attorney
, LSHV Veterans & Milita
ry Families Advocacy Project. Ms.
Foulkrod's work on behalf of veterans and members of the military resulted in back awards and
ongoing benefits.


"Recognizing that veterans and those who have recently returned from duty face a unique set of
legal problems
, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley launched the Veterans and Military
Families Advocacy Project," said Barbara Finkelstein, CEO, Legal Services of the Hudson
Valley. "The goal of the project is to provide free legal advice and direct representation to
v
eterans in civil legal matters. Together with our partners, we are part of a comprehensive
network of providers who address the unique challenges that veterans and their families confront.
We are constantly seeking to expand this network and enhance our pr
ogramming in order to
better serve those who have served our country," she added.