Legal/VA Claims Assistance

National Veterans Legal Service Program

Provides free legal representation to veterans whose disability claims for PTSD resulting from military sexual trauma (MST) have been denied by the VA – either recently denied or denied long ago. Also provides training and educational publications to help veterans and their dependents obtain all of the benefits that they deserve, and represents veterans and their dependents who are seeking benefits before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and in court.
web: www.nvlsp.org

Military Law Task Force

The National Lawyers Guild Military Task Force assists those working on military law issues as well as military law counselors working directly with GIs.
web: www.nlgmltf.org
phone: 619-463-2369

The Center for Constitutional Rights

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is a non-profit legal organization dedicated to protecting the rights of those with the fewest protections and least access to legal resources.
web: www.ccrjustice.org
phone: 212-614-6464.

Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

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 after 30 days, he or she can request assistance from The Veterans Consortium.
web: www.vetsprobono.org
phone: 1-888-838-7727

ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel

The mission of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel is to improve the effectiveness of legal assistance provided on civil matters to an estimated nine million military personnel and their dependents.
web: www.abanet.org/legalservices/lamp

National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates

The National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates (NOVA) was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the District of Columbia in 1993 to serve attorneys and non-attorney practitioners admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC). NOVA recognizes the need to share information and analysis in order to provide successful advocacy for veterans. NOVA provides continuing legal education and support to individuals representing veterans.
web: www.navao.org

LawHelp

LawHelp helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities, and answers to questions about their legal rights.
web: www.lawhelp.org

Equal Justice Works

A non-profit that matches law students and lawyers with veterans who need help with VA benefit claims, barriers to housing and employment, disabilities benefits, homelessness, and lack of access to medical care.
web: www.equaljusticeworks.org

The American Legion

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, wartime veterans’ organization. A community-service, organization, The American Legion now numbers nearly 3 million members in nearly 15,000 posts worldwide. Among the resources offered are military family support and service assistance resources.
Veterans Affairs and Rehab: 202-861-2700
web: www.legion.org

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition in enhancing the lives of millions through its community service programs and special projects. From providing free phone cards to our nation’s active-duty military personnel to raising money for the World War II Memorial, the VFW is there, “Honoring the dead by helping the living.”
web: www.vfw.org
phone: 816-756-3390

AMVETS

Offers free counseling and claims assistance for honorably discharged veterans and dependants. For almost 60 years, AMVETS has provided service and support to America’s veterans and their communities.
web: www.amvets.org
phone: 1-877-726-8387

NGWRC’s Self Help Guide

Great information for those suffering from Gulf War Syndrome, or anyone attempting to file a claim with the VA or Social Security.
web: www.gulfweb.org/bigdoc/selfhelp.cfm
phone: 202-628-2700 ext. 162

Nursing Home Abuse Guide

This website was created to inform and educate the public on a devastating epidemic which is overwhelming our nations senior population. Within our nursing homes and assisted living facilities, nearly 10%, or roughly 150,000 seniors experience elder abuse each year. Many of these cases go unreported, although some of them can be quite serious and even result in the death of a loved one. Nursing home abuse in the United States has turned into an epidemic. Our seniors and loved ones are at risk of elder abuse each and every day.
http://nursinghomeabuseguide.com

MesotheliomaLawyerCenter.org

This group will send you Free Brochures from the top mesothelioma law firms in your area to help you decide which law firm is right for you. Over $30 billion is currently available in asbestos trust funds for asbestos disease victims and their families. Picking the right mesothelioma attorney is the first step in getting your share of the money available. Experienced in helping asbestos victims across the country in all 50 states.
web: http://www.mesotheliomalawyercenter.org
phone: 800-878-3845

American Bar Association

Provides Legal Assistance for Military Personnel
The ABA also connects active duty Servicemembers and their families to free legal assistance for civil legal issues beyond the scope of services provided by a military legal assistance office.
web:http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_assistance_military_personnel/about_us.html

Disabled Veterans

Benjamin Krause is the founder and CEO of Armo Press, LLC and creator of its website DisabledVeterans.org. He created the website to battle VA in the court of public opinion. On the site, Benjamin writes news articles and veteran stories that inform the public and help veterans get their benefits. He also openly discusses his own benefits struggles as a disabled veteran
Web:http://www.disabledveterans.org/

Veteran’s Support Group, Inc.

Veterans Support Group, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing free assistance to Veterans of all branches of service with service-related claims, providing guidance in obtaining medical attention and housing, and through weekly support group meetings, assisting those Veterans dealing with PTSD.
web: http://www.vetsg.org/

Nursing Home Abuse Support

According to the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, elder abuse is defined as, “any form of mistreatment that results in harm or loss to an older person.” The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living broadens that definition by stating elder abuse is “a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult.”
web: http://nursinghomeabusesupport.com/

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