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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Education Benefits for Veterans and Military personnel in Pennsylvania.

  • Stateside Legal

    Stateside Legal is a national resource for members of the military, veterans, their families and advocates. It goal is to help you access benefits, find free legal help, and better understand your legal issues. This site indexes the best legal information available in one easy-to-use website that includes interactive forms, videos, and legal analysis. Content Detail

  • Veterans Legal Help Navigator

    This online tool from Stateside Legal helps veterans' caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans. The Navigator will ask a series of questions about the veteran's income, household size, location and legal issue. Using this information, it will provide the right fit legal help for the veteran. The Navigator will also suggest resources to learn about the veteran’s legal issue and self-help materials for the veteran. Content Detail

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    Stateside Legal
  • Educational and Career Counseling (VA Chapter 36)

    Information from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs about Personalized Career Planning and Guidance (PCPG), or VA Chapter 36, which offers free educational and career guidance, planning, and resources to Veterans and their dependents who are eligible for a VA education benefit. Find out how to apply for this program if you’re leaving active service soon or have been discharged within the past year. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Education and Training

    Information from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs about education benefit programs administered by the Education Service including programs under the GI Bill. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Education Programs

    Information from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on VA education benefits that help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with education needs like paying college tuition, finding the right school or training program, and getting career counseling. Learn how to apply for and manage the education and training benefits you've earned. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Transition Assistance Programs and Resources

    Information from Military OneSource for military personnel who will be leaving the military and will be transitioning to a return to civilian life. Content Detail

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    Military OneSource
  • Transition Guide for Education and Civilian Employment

    Informational brochure offering information to military personnel transitioning to college, a job training program, or a civilian career. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • Veterans Benefits Applications

    Online applications for various veterans benefits were previously available through the VONAPP (Veterans On Line Applications) website. That website has been retired and is no longer available, but links to online applications are still available here. Read More

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • VA Welcome Kit

    Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, this VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Pension Poaching - Know the Signs

    Informational brochure outlining how to identify dishonest financial planners and advisors who target veterans and their families, offering assistance with filing paperwork or claiming they can help veterans qualify for supplemental benefits. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • Filing Your Appeal at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

    Information from the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program about filing an appeal from the denial of a VA claim from the Board of Veterans Appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. You can get the Notice of Appeal on the Court's web site at http://www.uscourts.cavc.gov.  Content Detail

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    Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
  • The Board of Veterans Appeals

    The Board of Veterans' Appeals (also known as "BVA" or "the Board") is a part of the VA, located in Washington, D.C. Members of the Board review benefit claims determinations made by local VA offices and issue decision on appeals. This is a gateway to information about the Board of Veterans' Appeals and the appeals process. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • VA decision reviews and appeals

    Information on the Veterans Affairs appeals process and the three decision review options (Supplemental Claim, Higher-Level Review, or Board Appeal) that are available. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Your Appeal for Veterans Benefits to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

    Information on filing an appeal of a decision of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program provides free attorneys to veterans and their qualifying family members who have an appeal pending at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Court). If an appellant has filed an appeal with the Court and has been unable to obtain his or her own attorney he or she can request assistance from the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program. Content Detail

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    Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
  • Organizations Offering Assistance to Veterans

    Essential List of Organizations Helping Military Families in Need--This is a compilation of organizations from Veterans United for Truth that provide help with disability claims, discharge disputes, VA guidance and legal conflicts. Some provide job training, continued education and connections to employers. Others offer medical care, psychological treatment, crisis counseling and emotional healing. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Veterans United for Truth
  • Are You a Veteran Needing Help With a Legal Question? - ABA Free Legal Answers

    Information from the American Bar Association Military and Veterans Legal Center about Federal ABA Free Legal Answers, a website where you can submit your questions about civil legal issues pertaining to veterans, including VA benefits, discharge upgrades, and similar veterans’ legal issues, and receive answers from pro bono lawyers. Read More

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    American Bar Association