Veteran Benefits - Category: Legal

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Alaska Coalition for Veterans and Military Families (AKCVMF)

The Alaska Coalition for Veterans and Military Families is a network of organizations throughout Alaska who work together to assess and meet the needs of our Service members, Veterans and their Families.

Address is not exact.

 

Service Area:
Alaska
AMVETS National Service Foundation

AMVETS National Service Foundation provides Veterans their families and survivors world class counsel and representation before the U.S. Department Veterans Affairs. Your support enables us to provide these professional services at no charge to the veteran or family.

 

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Online-Nationwide
Anchorage Veterans Court

The Anchorage Veterans Court is a specialized court designed to facilitate the rehabilitation of eligible veterans who are charged with criminal offenses.

 

Service Area:
Alaska
Dallas County Veteran Services

An advocate agency established to assist veterans and/or their survivors obtain entitled benefits from the U.S. Dept. of VA and the State of Texas.

 

Service Area:
Texas
Department of Veteran Affairs

To provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned – and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.

 

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Online-Nationwide
Emory Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans Community

Assists veterans with the legal issues that they face, including claims for service-connected disability.

 

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Georgia
GI GO Fund

Assists veterans, active-duty personnel, their family members, veteran supporters, and all members of the military community with finding employment, connecting to their benefits, and accessing housing opportunities.

 

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District of Columbia, New Jersey, Online-Nationwide
GI Rights Hotline

The GI Rights Hotline provides accurate, helpful counseling and information on military discharges, AWOL and UA, and GI Rights

 

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Online-Nationwide
Honoring Our Troops

Honoring Our Troops is a San Diego based organization that is dedicated to addressing the unique needs of veterans through self-help legal clinics, veteran-oriented seminars, and mentorships, which empower the lives of veterans and their families.

 

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California
Inner City Law Center

Inner City Law Center is a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services to the poorest and most vulnerable residents of Los Angeles. ICLC promotes access to decent, safe and fully habitable housing for the enormous number of homeless and working-poor families and individuals residing in Los Angeles’ inner city neighborhoods.

 

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California
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Mission: We are here to serve and empower our post-9/11 veterans community.

 

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Online-Nationwide
Justice For Vets

Justice For Vets is dedicated to transforming the way the justice system identifies, assesses and treats our veterans, leading the national effort to put a veterans treatment court in reach of every veteran in need. We are committed to ensuring that no veteran is left behind by providing training and technical assistance to help communities bring together local, state, and federal resources to directly serve veterans involved in the justice system due to mental health disorders, trauma, and substance use.

 

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Virginia
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ veteran Justice Center is the oldest free legal services program for veteran in Los Angeles County. We help veteran obtain life-sustaining income, health, and housing benefits, and rebuild their lives through our full scope of critical legal services.

 

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California
Military Spouse Interstate License Recognition Options

Military spouses serving in professions with occupational license requirements face special challenges. They experience gaps in employment and costly interruptions in their career trajectory due to frequent relocations. It is the policy of the U.S. Department of Labor to reduce employment barriers and enhance career opportunities for military spouses.

 

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Online-Nationwide
PATH

PATH STORY
It all started with a letter written by Claire and Rev. Charles Orr, calling for the community to address the ever-increasing issue of homelessness. In response, on the night of December 8, 1983, 60 people gathered together to figure out how to help people who were experiencing homelessness in their neighborhoods. On that night, PATH was born.

The group started by distributing food and clothing to people living on the streets. As homelessness continued to grow nationwide, research revealed that Housing First—a best practice model that first connects people to permanent housing and then focuses on stabilization through voluntary supportive services, proved more effective. Now, over thirty years later, we provide services in more than 140 cities in six regions, and have more than 1,500 units of permanent supportive housing completed or in the pipeline.

Across the state, we help people find permanent housing and provide case management, medical and mental healthcare, benefits advocacy, employment training, and other services to help them maintain their homes stably. Since 2013, we have connected more than 9,000 people to permanent homes.

OUR MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES
Our mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. PATH envisions a world where every person has a home. Our values include creative collaborations, strategic leadership, empowerment for all, and passionate commitment.

REGIONS
Greater Los Angeles
Santa Barbara/ Central Coast
Greater San Diego
San Jose / Bay Area
Orange County
Sacramento

 

Service Area:
California
StateSideLegal

StatesideLegal assists people with military experience by providing them with information and resources to better understand and protect the rights.

 

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Online-Nationwide
Swords to Plowshares

They are a community-based not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. They are dedicated to supporting nearly 3,000 homeless, low-income and at-risk veterans in the Bay Area every year.  They offer employment and job training, supportive housing programs, permanent housing placement, counseling and case management, and legal services.

 

Service Area:
California
Texas Veterans Commission

OUR MISSION

Since 1927, the mission of the Texas Veterans Commission has been to advocate for and provide superior service to veterans that will significantly improve the quality of life for all Texas veterans, their families, and survivors.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The Texas Veterans Commission will aggressively advocate for Texas veterans, their families, and survivors.

The Texas Veterans Commission will provide quality service through eight program areas: Claims Representation and Counseling, Veterans Employment Services, Veterans Education, Veteran Entrepreneur Program, Health Care Advocacy, Veterans Mental Health Program, Women Veterans Program, and the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.

The Texas Veterans Commission will provide quality service through a dedicated, professional, and well trained workforce.

The Texas Veterans Commission will connect with all veterans across the state, and tailor its service to meet their needs and the needs of their families and survivors.

The Texas Veterans Commission will take the lead in coordinating efforts between our eight programs and with federal, state, and local governmental offices and private organizations that provide services and assistance to veterans.

The Texas Veterans Commission will ensure that Texas veterans maintain the highest quality of life and well-being through its advocacy and dedication to veterans’ services.

We hold ourselves personally and professionally accountable to provide exemplary customer service to veterans, their families, and survivors through our core values.

PROFESSIONALISM

Perform your duties to the highest standard and providing excellent customer service in every program area.

INTEGRITY

Provide fair, honest and objective advocacy in an ethical manner while displaying the highest standard of conduct both on and off duty.

COMPASSION

Consistently demonstrate care, concern and understanding in every encounter with Veterans, family members and stakeholders.

COMMITMENT

Fully dedicated to develop yourself to become the best you can be in carrying out the mission of the TVC.

TEAMWORK

Working together in a positive and productive manner to accomplish the mission and goals of the agency.

The Texas Veterans Commission was created in 1927 as the State Service Office to assist veterans of the Indian wars, Spanish-American War and World War I. Our purpose has always been to act as the state appointed advocate of Texas veterans as they attempt to secure the benefits rightfully earned in exchange for their service in our nation’s armed forces.

We are able to do this through our eight program areas:

  • Claims Representation and Counseling serves veterans, their dependents and survivors, in all matters pertaining to veterans’ disability benefits and rights. It is the designated agency of the state of Texas to represent the State and its veterans before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • Veterans Education Program approves all programs for Chapter 30, 33, 35, 1606, and 1607 federal educational benefits. Through an approval process, the Texas Veterans Commission ensures that institutions and employers are in compliance with federal guidelines and are qualified to provide the type of training offered.
  • Veterans Employment Services offers employment services to Texas veterans and helps employers find qualified veteran job applicants. The goal of these services is to match veteran job seekers with the best employment opportunities available.
  • The purpose of the Veteran Entrepreneur Program (VEP) is to foster and promote veteran entrepreneurship throughout the state of Texas.  The Texas Veterans Commission, with the help of the Governor’s office and several prominent Legislators, passed Senate Bill 1476 in 2013. This allowed for the funding of a team of experienced business consultants to be available for any veteran in the state of Texas to consult with, free of charge to the veteran.
  • Fund for Veterans’ Assistance is a program that makes grants to eligible charitable organizations, local government agencies, and Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) that provide direct services to Texas veterans and their families.
  • The Health Care Advocacy Department is a team of highly-trained Texas Veteran Commission staff, strategically positioned across the state to act as liaisons for Texas veterans in addressing issues involving Veterans Administration health care related services.
  • In collaboration with the Department of State Health Services, the Texas Veterans Commission’s Veterans Mental Health Program consists of multiple initiatives focusing on peer support, clinical mental health care access, and community collaboration.
  • The Women Veterans Program serves women veterans by helping them to obtain their benefits and services. We strive to raise awareness of women veteran contributions and services to our country and state, as well as inform and educate women veterans and their resource providers about the benefits and services to women veterans.

Through these program areas, the Texas Veterans Commission provides excellent service so that each veteran receives every benefit that they deserve. As a veteran works with our counselors, the quality of life for that veteran and their family significantly increases.

Today, Texas is leading the country by making sure each veteran is represented and cared for. The people of Texas have sent a clear message that the sacrifices made by veterans and their families are deeply appreciated, and that there is an agency that will stand by them and take care of them: the Texas Veterans Commission.

 

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Texas
The Veterans Consortium

The Veterans Consortium will review your case and provide you with a free attorney if you meet all criteria.

 

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District of Columbia, Online-Nationwide
Veterans Justice Outreach Initiative

The Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Initiative – created by the VA – links eligible veterans involved with the local justice systems to the needed mental-health and substance-abuse treatment services and other VA services and benefits as required.

 

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Online-Nationwide
Veterans Legal Institute

The Veterans Legal Institute® (VLI) is among the only non-profit public interest law firms in the nation dedicated exclusively to the legal needs of current and former military members in Southern California.

 

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California
VetLex

VetLex is a system that links U.S. Veterans, Veteran service organizations, and qualified pro bono or “low-bono” attorneys nationwide. Providers stand ready, willing and able to offer the legal services needed.

 

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Online-Nationwide
Wisconsin Veteran Network

VetsNet works with more than 75 agencies throughout Wisconsin counties and beyond to bring critical services to at-risk veterans and their families. Those partner agencies are  veteran service organizations, state and federal veteran  agencies, other nonprofit  veteran and community social  service agencies.

 

Service Area:
Wisconsin