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Housing Issues for Veterans

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Information and resources about Housing Issues for Veterans in Pennsylvania.

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Disability housing grants for Veterans

Information from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs about grants provided to Servicemembers and Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities to help purchase or construct an adapted home, or modify an existing home to accommodate a disability. Two grant programs exist: the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant.

Home Loans

Information from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs about Purchase Loans; Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL) or Streamline Refinance Loan; Native American Direct Loan (NADL) Program; Adapted Housing Grants; and other resources that may be offered by the states to Veterans.

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents

Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of benefits and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This booklet from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs contains a summary of these benefits.

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.

Resources for Homeless Veterans and Homeless Veteran Service Providers

HUD Exchange provides resources for homeless veterans and homeless veteran service providers that support veterans either primarily or inclusively.

VA Programs for Homeless Veterans

Information from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs about programs offered to help veterans who may be homeless or at risk of losing their home.

Guide to Mortgages and Other Loans for Military and Veterans

Informational brochure on the most common consumer issues, including home ownership issues, impacting veteran and military communities. [PDF]

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Notice Disclosure

Notice used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to notify Servicemembers on “active duty” or “active service,” or a spouse or dependent of such a servicemember who may be entitled to certain legal protections and debt relief pursuant to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. [PDF]

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]

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.

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.

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.

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 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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