MU Law Veterans Clinic surpasses milestone: $10 million for veteran-clients

Since opening in 2014, the clinic has helped more than 600 veterans receive benefits.


Brian Consiglio: The MU School of Law Veterans Clinic recently surpassed a major milestone, securing more than $10 million in disability benefits for their clients since opening in 2014.

The clinic has helped more than 600 veterans receive benefits, and its director, Angela Drake, said law students at MU play a big part in helping out under the supervision of lawyers who specialize in veteran law.

Drake: The clinic helps veterans with their VA disability claims and appeals, and also with discharge upgrades. We work closely with Truman VA on getting the health care sorted out, but what our students really focus on is getting money for veterans who have been disabled as a result of their military service.

Consiglio: The clinic provides high quality representation, free of charge, for veterans throughout the state. Drake says if something happened while a veteran was on duty, MU’s Veterans Clinic is here to help.

Drake: If you get deployed, you get hurt, are injured in service, we will take care of you by providing health care and paying money. It is much like work comp, if they are hurt during the course of their service, our nation said we are going to take care of you.

Consiglio: For more on the MU Veterans Clinic, reach out to

I’m Brian Consiglio with a Spotlight on Mizzou.

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