Advocate Resources

These resources are intended for advocates, lawyers and non-lawyers. They are designed to help you in your work with veterans and service members. They are not intended for the lay person and should not be considered client education material.

How Advocates Can Volunteer with The Veterans Consortium's Pro Bono Program

Information about The Veterans Consortium's Pro Bono Program, how to volunteer, and who to contact.
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Veteran Suicide Prevention Screener: Legal Resource Finder for Caseworkers

  This Veteran Suicide Prevention Screener offers legal resources on issues that often play a role in veteran/servicemember suicide.  

The Fair Housing Act at Work

A story that helps explain how the Fair Housing Act works.

VA Pension Cheat Sheet

A cheat sheet to quickly figure out if a veteran is eligible for VA Pension

VA Improved Pension Summary

2018 VA Pension Summary

Uniformed Services Former Spouse's Protection Act (USFSPA)

The Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act (USFSPA), 10 U.S.C. 1408, accomplishes two things:

Requesting Records from a Theater of Conflict

Process for Requesting Records from a Theater of Conflict (e.g. Iraq/Afghanistan) Stored in a Theater Medical Data Store (TMDS) 1. Contact any military Medical Treatment Facility’s Patient Administration Division, stateside or deployed, and request specifically deployed…

VA Disability Compensation and Divorce: Facts and Fallacies

An advocate resource that focuses on frequently asked questions regarding VA disability compensation and how the courts address it in divorce, family support, garnishment and military pension division.

Student Loans to Servicemembers: Report on Servicing Abuses

The CFPB continues to find widespread problems with student loan servicing, including loans of servicemembers.

2015 Law Review Article on Providing Quality Service to Post-9/11 Veterans

How to help returning veterans use their GI Bill benefits to train and reintegrate.