Help Veterans During this Pandemic
When You Donate...
You help veterans get access to healthcare, housing, and income.
In April, our lead VA Benefits attorney, Cindy Johnson, donned a mask to accompany a client, Army Veteran Thomas Hammons, to the VA eligibility office after he was wrongfully denied access to healthcare. After that visit, Mr. Hammons received the care he earned through his service. Without Attorney Johnson, Mr. Hammons would have been left without healthcare in the middle of a global pandemic.
As unemployment skyrockets, veterans are losing employer-based healthcare and VA eligible veterans are still being turned away at the door. Without healthcare, low-income veterans will struggle to pay for treatment if they get sick. Our veterans are in high risk categories for coronavirus, making healthcare access more critical than ever. Our attorneys can help give veterans access to VA health benefits, but we need your help!
Thanks to our donors, CVLC can provide full representation without passing any costs onto our veteran clients.
- $2,000 provides full CVLC representation for one veteran family
- $500 allows CVLC to match a veteran with a pro bono attorney
- $150 gives one hour of full representation, every hour counts!
- $50 Opens the door for one more veteran referral
For every $1 that you gave, CVLC generated approximately $20 in tangible benefits for vulnerable veterans during this global pandemic!
Elderly, disabled veterans are some of the most vulnerable to coronavirus.
- The Veteran death rate for coronavirus is 8 percent, higher than the national fatality rate of 5.8 percent.
- Veteran unemployment rate jumped to nearly 12 percent in April.
- Veterans are 4 times more likely to need hospitalization due to COVID-19 and twice as likely to need the ICU or a ventilator.
- Disabled veterans are more susceptible to COVID-19 because they often live in poverty and have housing insecurity.
- Housing, healthcare, and income are key to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
- Homeless individuals have double vulnerability to COVID-19. Veterans make up 7% of the general population, but 12% of homeless Americans are veterans.
- Many homeless or at-risk veterans are older and have multiple chronic conditions that place them in more than one high risk category.
With a median income of $16,000 per year, CVLC clients cannot afford a lawyer.