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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. 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
  • 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. Content Detail

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    Stateside Legal
  • Your Rights Under USERRA - The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

    This flyer from the United States Department of Labor outlines your rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). USERRA protects the job rights of individuals who voluntarily or involuntarily leave employment positions to undertake military service or certain types of service in the National Disaster Medical System. USERRA also prohibits employers from discriminating against past and present members of the uniformed services, and applicants to the uniformed services. [PDF] Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • 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). Content Detail

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    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
  • e-VETS Resource Advisor

    The e-VETS Resource Advisor from the United States Department of Labor assists veterans preparing to enter the job market. It includes information on a broad range of topics, such as job search tools and tips, employment openings, career assessment, education and training, and benefits and special services available to veterans. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • Job Rights for Veterans and Reserve Component Members (VETS USERRA Fact Sheet 3)

    Information on the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), which provides assistance to all persons having claims under USERRA. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • 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. Content Detail

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    U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • 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. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

    Information on the Vocational Rehabilitation 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. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Your Rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights (USERRA)

    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. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • Transition Assistance Program

    Information on the Transition Assistance Program from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The Transition Goals, Plans, Success program—known as Transition GPS—was developed by the Department of Defense in coordination with the Department of Veteran Affairs and other partnering agencies. The program provides comprehensive services to our nation’s Servicemembers to transition to work, life, and home after the military. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Transition Assistance Programs for Military Personnel

    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
  • 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. Content Detail

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    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission