Legal Resources for Veterans
Listing of Legal Resources for Veteransby Angela Winfield, Esq.
- Legal Services Corporation (LSC). LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation. Established in 1974, LSC operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. LSC distributes more than 90 percent of its total funding to 134 independent nonprofit legal aid programs with more than 800 offices.
- Stateside Legal. This organization was granted funds by LSC to provide a website to focus exclusively on federal legal rights and resources important to veterans, service members,and families.
- National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) Lawyers Serving Warriors® (LSW) Program. This program offers pro bono (that is, free) legal help with disability issues to veterans from all eras. Their current pro bono initiative is to assist veterans with two types of disability claims — applications for Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) and applications to the Physical Disability Board of Review for an increase in the military disability rating.