Restoration of Honor Act Assistance from NYSBA

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is offering free help to veterans who qualify for New York State benefits through the Restoration of Honor Act.  The Restoration of Honor Act authorizes the New York State Division of Veterans' Services (NYS DVS) to restore access to State Veteran Benefits to veterans who have 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

This determination does not change a veteran's official character of discharge on their discharge paperwork.  This determination refers solely to a veteran's character of discharge for the purposes of qualifying for specific New York State benefits for veterans and their families.

To get help, submit this form

NYSBA will match you with a volunteer lawyer.  If upon review, the attorney finds that the applicant does not meet the eligibility requirement, the attorney will make other recommendations about how to receive help.