Elyse Futhey

J.D. · The Colleges of Law

Elyse Futhey is a freelance editor at Nolo. She holds a J.D. from Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University. Elyse has experience writing briefs to Administrative Law Judges on behalf of clients applying for Social Security disability benefits.

Articles By Elyse Futhey

Veterans Eligibility for VA Nursing Home Care
The VA may pay all or part of the nursing home costs for disabled and elderly veterans.
Eligibility for VA Benefits Depending on Type of Military Discharge
Veterans with honorable or general under honorable conditions discharge papers are eligible for many VA benefits.
When You Can Be Found Unfit for Duty and Denied Benefits After Separation From the Military
Whether you will be found unfit with or without benefits depends on how your injury your occurred, your disability rating, and your years of service.
Burial and Memorial Benefits for Family Members of Veterans
Family members of deceased or disabled veterans may have access to certain funeral benefits to help pay for the burial and memorial.
Appealing a Military Court-Martial Conviction
The military has built-in protections for convicted service members, including automatic review of special and general court-martial convictions.
Veterans Disability Conditions Related to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Thousands of service members returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI). So many, in fact, that TBI is called the “signature injury” of these wars.
Requesting Corrections to Veterans Military Records From the BCMR
You may want to request a correction in your military record or a change in the character of your military discharge.
Service Disability Compensation for Accidents Not Related to Combat
Injuries that result from accidents while you're on active duty can qualify you for disability compensation.
How to Obtain Your VA Records
You have the right to your claims file, medical records, personnel records, incident reports, and toxic exposure reports. Here's how to get them.
Can the VA Stop or Lower My Disability Benefits If I Go to Jail?
If you're incarcerated, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will sometimes reduce or terminate your disability benefits.