A 53-year-old homeless veteran in Baltimore received nearly $95,000 in back benefits from the Veterans Administration for his service-related disabilities, thanks to the efforts of Mollie Wander, his HPRP pro bono attorney.
His back was severely injured in an Army training exercise in 1983. With Mollie’s help, he had his previous VA disability ratings significantly increased and received a permanent, 100-percent disability rating because he can no longer work.
“He’s very happy,” Mollie said. “His monthly income will rise from $750 a month to almost $2,900 a month for the rest of his life. Besides finding a place to live, he hopes to use this money to publish a book that he has written.”