Program Description: Veterans with TBI often face other than honorable discharge for behaviors stemming from their injury. Without an honorable discharge status, these former service members may be unable to receive vital veteran benefits. This presentation will discuss some of the problems faced by veterans with TBI and will provide information on how they can apply for a discharge status upgrade through the US Department of Defense, character of discharge upgrades, and the New York State Restoration of Honor Act.
This webinar is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.
About the Presenter:
Amanda B. Pearlstein, Esq. is an attorney at Disability Rights New York (DRNY), the protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities in New York State. Amanda provides legal and advocacy services to individuals with TBI in areas including employment, housing, and access to community services. She also manages complex disability rights lawsuits, including Hernandez v. New York State Board of Elections, which created accessible absentee ballots for people with disabilities.
BIANYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Office of the Professions as a provider for continuing competencies in the following areas: Social Work (#0539), Physical Therapy/ PT Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologist & Audiologists, Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) and Occupational Therapy/ OT assistants. We also provide CBIS continuing education credit and Certificates of Attendance.
The Brain Injury Association of New York State thanks our Professional Development Series Presenting Sponsor, Goldblatt and Associates, for their support in underwriting this program.