How Involvement with the Criminal Justice System Impacts VA Benefits (VSO)
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Presenter: Elizabeth Tarloski
Length: 89 minutes
Recorded: July 2023
This webinar provides guidance to veterans advocates about how VA benefits may be impacted when a veteran becomes involved in the criminal justice system. It covers numerous issues involving incarcerated veterans, including what qualifies as “incarceration” for VA benefits purposes, eligibility for VA benefits while incarcerated, the VA’s duty to assist incarcerated veterans, and apportionment of incarcerated veterans’ VA benefits. We also cover issues related to fugitive felons, Veterans Treatment Courts, the VA’s Veterans Justice Outreach Program, post-release resources and restoration of VA benefits, and useful practice tips for advocating for justice-involved veterans.