SC lawyers, students help veterans with benefits

By BY SUSANNE M. SCHAFERAssociated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's military veterans are getting some free legal help filing or appealing benefits claims with the Veterans Administration.

The Richland County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division is teaming up with Service Members and Veterans in Law, a student organization at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

On Saturday, the groups are set to kick off Richland County's Project Salute. Volunteer attorneys, many of whom have served in the military, are on hand to advise veterans about benefits and the claims process and answer questions.

Organizers say this is the first event by their groups held in South Carolina. They hope to schedule more.

Organizer and attorney Will Harter says the event is Saturday morning at the University of South Carolina School of Law on its Columbia campus.

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