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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.

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.

Interactive Forms from Stateside Legal

Stateside Legal, a website providing legal help for military members, veterans and their families, has partnered with several organizations to bring free interactive legal forms to individuals with military connections. The interactive forms are available free of charge to all persons. The system is easy to use and provides several sample forms and letters in a number of legal areas.

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.

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.

Benefits.gov

Benefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government whose mission is to increase citizen access to benefit information, while reducing the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government. It is a free, online confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive.

Federal Court Finder

Find a federal court location by location or court name, including appellate, district, bankruptcy, probation and pretrial office, or federal defender organization. Each District Court has its own local forms which are generally available on the Court website.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

ESGR, a Department of Defense agency, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.The program provides information, counseling, and informal mediation of issues relating to compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

e-VETS Resource Advisor

The e-VETS Resource Advisor assists Veterans, Service Members and all those who support them to quickly and easily navigate information and resources on a range of topics, including Benefits and Compensation; Education and Training; Employment; Family and Caregiver Support; Health; Homeless Assistance; Housing; Transportation and Travel; Other Services and Resources; and State-Specific Information and Resources.

Job Rights for Veterans and Reserve Component Members

A guide to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

Information on the Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) program which assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. Services are available to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment.

Veterans Employment Website - FedsHireVets.gov

This Veterans Employment Website from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is a source for Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning service members, their families, Federal HR professionals and hiring managers, and is a critical component of the Federal Government’s strategy for the recruitment and employment of Veterans.

Veterans' Preference Advisor

The Veterans' Preference Advisor from the United States Department of Labor was developed by the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) to allow veterans to examine the preferences for which they might be entitled with regard to Federal jobs. In addition, VETS allows Veterans' Preference claimants to submit a claim electronically. VETS staff members are available to provide technical assistance prior to filing an official claim.

Transition Assistance Program

Information on the Transition Assistance Program from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information, resources, and tools to service members and their loved ones to help prepare for the move from military to civilian life. Service members begin TAP one year prior to separation, or two years prior to retiring.

Transition Guide for Education and Civilian Employment

Informational brochure from the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office offering information to military personnel transitioning to college, a job training program, or a civilian career.

Understanding Your Employment Rights Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): A Guide for Veterans

This guide from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is intended to answer questions you may have about your rights as an injured veteran, now that you have left the service and are returning to a civilian job or seeking a new job. It also explains the kinds of adjustments (called reasonable accommodations) that may help you be successful in the workplace.

Veteran Employment Resources

Information and tools from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to help Veterans get prepared for the transition to a civilian career.

Child Support and Alimony - How to Start Child Support or Alimony Payments

Federal law authorizes the pay of active, reserve, and retired members of the military and the pay of civilian employees of the Federal government to be garnished (or attached) for the payment of child and/or spousal support. This provides information about the process and location for getting a garnishment or wage attachment against any member of the military or any civilian employee of the Department of Defense (DOD).

Garnishment: Military

List of resources and sources of information regarding garnishment of military wages from the U.S. Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

USERRA - Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

Information from the United States Department of Labor on the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act which protects civilian job rights and benefits for veterans and members of Reserve components.

Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors - Social Security Administration

Military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through us are different from those available through the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. The expedited process is used for military service members whose disability occurred while on active military duty on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs.

Social Security for Wounded Warriors (Webinar/Video)

This SSA webinar explains the Social Security disability claims process and expedited processing available to wounded warriors. This outreach program will provide general information about Social Security disability benefits as well as topics unique to wounded warriors. (Recorded 11/4/2009)

Military Retired and Annuitant Pay Information

Information from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service about retirement and annuitant pay.

Health And Retirement Benefits Coverage Information For Reservists

Information from the United States Department of Labor providing questions and answers for reservists about their rights protecting their retirement benefits and the health benefit options available to their family members to maintain health coverage during the time of active duty.

Uniformed Services Former Spouse's Protection Act - Frequently Asked Questions

Information from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service on the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act which recognizes the right of state courts to distribute military retired pay to a spouse or former spouse and provides a method of enforcing these orders through the Department of Defense. The Act also provides a method of enforcing current child support and/or arrears and current alimony awarded in the court order.

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.

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.

Transition Assistance Program

Information on the Transition Assistance Program from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information, resources, and tools to service members and their loved ones to help prepare for the move from military to civilian life. Service members begin TAP one year prior to separation, or two years prior to retiring.

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.

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.

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]

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