Veterans Practicum II

Course Catalog Number: 
5753
Course Credits: 
2
Course Type: 
Practicum
Graduation Requirements: 
Professional Skills
Experiential Learning
Course Priority: 
General Enrollment Course

This course is a continuation of the fall semester Veterans Practicum course but enrollment in the prior course is not a pre-requisite. The course consists of a one-hour a week classroom component and a 52-hour clinical component. While the first semester  course focused on VA disability benefits, the second semester covers other benefits available to veterans. These include the veterans insurance programs, the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act, VA aid and attendance benefits, VA education benefits, VA housing benefits, Unemployment Compensation for Ex-servicemembers (UCX), and the veterans preference in hiring. Obtaining attorney fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) and on contingent fee from retroactive awards will also be covered along with how to read a VA claims file. Several classes may be devoted to special topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and military sexual trauma. The clinical component involves working with veterans on their VA disability claims, advocating for correction of military records before various defense department boards, and participating in related Federal Court litigation.

Course Offerings 2017-2018

Term Class #
Spring Term 2017-2018 24958
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Course Offerings 2016-2017

Term Class #
Spring Term 2016-2017 26350
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Course Offerings 2015-2016

Term Class #
Spring Term 2015-2016 28001
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