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  • Pension

    Information from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs about Pension Benefits, including who is eligible and how to apply. 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
  • Survivors Benefits Plan (Department of Defense)

    Information from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, which provides payment services of the U.S. Department of Defense, about the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) available to a beneficiary of a deceased military retiree. Content Detail

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    Defense Finance and Accounting Service
  • Citizenship for Military Personnel & Family Members

    If you are a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and are interested in becoming a U.S. citizen, you may be eligible to apply for citizenship under special provisions provided for in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Learn how from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Correcting Military Service Records

    Information on the process to correct military records that contain inaccurate information. Content Detail

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    National Archives
  • Filing Your Appeal at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Video)

    This video from the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program describes the process for 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. Read More

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    Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
  • How to Appeal Your Claim & FAQs: Your Appeal 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
  • 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
  • Your Rights To Appeal Our Decision

    Fact sheet from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs explaining the appeal process for Veterans Benefits. (VA Form 4107VHA) [PDF] Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 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
  • The Veterans Pro Bono Program (Video)

    The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program provides free legal assistance to veterans and their loved ones who wish to or have filed an appeal at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. This video explains the services they offer and how to qualify for service. Read More

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    Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
  • Legal Briefs: Veterans Benefits

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the November 11, 2008 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program featuring some common questions and helpful tips about the benefits available to veterans and their families. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Benefits.gov

    Benefits.gov is a free, online confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive. Content Detail

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    Benefits.gov, a partnership of many Federal agencies and organizations
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