Benefits

Information on VA benefits, Social Security benefits, how to files claims, and how to appeal denials.

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DD Form 214, Discharge Papers and Separation Documents

Read what a DD 214 is and when you might need it.
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VA Disability Compensation and Divorce: Facts and Fallacies - for advocates

Frequently asked questions for advocates regarding VA disability compensation and how the courts address it in divorce, family support, garnishment and military pension division.
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Child Support and Veterans Benefits - FAQs

Questions about what can or can't be done to collect child support from your Veteran's Benefits? This article covers some of the most Frequently Asked Questions on this topic.
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TRICARE - Health Care for Service Members and Others

Learn about TRICARE, who is eligible, the options available, and how much it could cost.
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Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) for Surviving Spouses, Children, and Parents

Learn about this tax-free monthly benefit paid by the VA to certain eligible survivors of military servicemembers and veterans.
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How to File A VA Claim for Disability Compensation

Learn how to file a VA disability claim by reading these frequently asked questions.
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Discharge Conditions: How to Request Review

The “character” and reason for your discharge are very important in deciding if you (and/or your dependents) are eligible for military and veteran benefits. Learn how to request a review.
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The Stateside Legal Advocate Tool Kit

Below are several toolkits and resources that will help you assist a veteran in need. They include links to specific laws, regulations, and veteran resources. Please contact us if you know of a helpful tool that is not included here. 

 

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Disability Programs Available to Veterans - VA, DoD and Social Security

Here, we explain the two compensation systems for former military - VA and DoD - as well as Social Security Disability benefits.
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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.