New York State Bar Association will assist veterans through the Restoration of Honor process.
The Restoration of Honor Act authorizes the New York State Division of Veterans’ Services (NYS DVS) to restore access to State Veterans Benefits to Veterans who have an Other-Than-Honorable Discharge (OTH) or a General Under Honorable Conditions Discharge due to any of the following:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
- Sexual Orientation
- Gender Identity
Veterans who are interested may complete the following form https://nysba.org/restoration-honor-act/ and the NY Bar Association will start working to match them with a volunteer lawyer. If upon review, the attorney finds that the applicant does not meet the eligibility requirement, they can make recommendations about how to receive help.
Contact Eunice Bencke, New York State Bar Association, for additional information (518-463-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org).