Hofstra Law

Robert W. Entenmann Veterans Law Clinic

Professor Samantha S. Greer, Attorney-in-Charge
Maximum Enrollment: 8 Students

Students in the Clinic will help veterans obtain disability (and thus, often, health care) benefits and apply for discharge upgrades.

More particularly, students may help veterans:

  • submit disability claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs,
  • work on appeals of denied claims,
  • and help veterans obtain increases in disability ratings, for cases in which increases are justified by a veteran’s service record and health status.

Students may also may help veterans upgrade other-than-honorable discharges from the military so that these veterans become eligible for disability and health care benefits.

Working alongside physicians, other clinicians and experienced attorneys, students will help veterans with service-connected disabilities establish that their disabling conditions are service-connected.

The majority of the clients served by the Clinic have been diagnosed with various mental health conditions, stemming from their traumatic experiences in the military, including combat exposure, sexual assault, or discrimination.