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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
  • The Veterans Health Administration - A Guide for Advocates

    This guide from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project is a primer on the Veterans Health Administration. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • VA Health Care Eligibility & Enrollment

    Description of health care benefits for veterans, and information on how to apply Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • The Affordable Care Act, VA, and You

    This fact sheet from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs provides information on what you should know about VA Health Care & the Affordable Care Act. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Veterans Health Administration

    Website of the Veterans Health Administration, America’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.76 million Veterans each year. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • My Health eVet

    My Health eVet is VA’s online personal health record. It was designed for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, their dependents and caregivers. My Health eVet helps you partner with your health care team. It provides you opportunities and tools to make informed decisions and manage your health care Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Veterans Disability Compensation Benefits

    Information of Veterans Disability Compensation Benefits including who is eligible and how to apply. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • PTSD: National Center for PTSD

    The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder resulting from exposure to an extreme traumatic stress involving direct or indirect threat of death, serious injury or a physical threat. The trauma may be experienced alone (rape or assault) or in the company of others (military combat). Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • VA Disability Benefits Overview (Video)

    This educational video from the Legal Aid Society of Louisville, Kentucky provides an overview of the VA Disability Benefits application process. It explains many of the pitfalls one may experience while applying for VA benefits. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

    Information from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs about career consulting available to veterans. VA's Education and Career Counseling program is a great opportunity for Servicemembers, Veterans and dependents to get personalized counseling and support to help guide their career paths, ensure most effective use of their VA benefits, and achieve their goals. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 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
  • Angel Wings for Veterans

    Angel Wings for Veterans provides wounded, ill and injured veterans and active duty service members along with their families with free travel to clinical care on the ground and in the air with gas cards, bus and train tickets, general aviation flights, and commercial airline tickets. Their mission is to ensure that no veteran in need is denied clinical care because of a lack of transportation. Content Detail

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    Angel Wings for Veterans
  • Disability Benefits For Wounded Warriors - Social Security Administration

    Information from the Social Security Administration about how military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration