Money & Debt

Resources covering credit and loans, taxes, collections and repossessions, and bankruptcy.

VA pension

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.

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. 


Enactment of the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020

The Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020 was enacted on January 5, 2021. Read how this Act helps Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families protect their rights.
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Tax Filing Tips and Tax Credits

Simple tips for holding onto your hard-earned money at tax time.
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A Servicemember’s Guide to Student Loan Interest Rates

Since August 14, 2008, the Higher Education Opportunity Act has also made it possible for servicemembers to use the SCRA to have their interest rate reduced to six (6) percent on federal student loans that were taken prior to their entry into active duty.

Overview of Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

A brief overview of SCRA legal protections for activated servicemembers, with links to more details.
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Identity Theft: Self-Help Tools

Things you can do to restore your credit and avoid collections after someone has stolen your identity.
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Legal Needs Check-up Tool - Interactive Interview

Try our navigator to find legal information and where to get help with your legal issue.

The Advance Child Tax Credit - what you need to know

This article answers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the new Advanced Child Tax Credit Payment
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Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act

FAQs about the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act and how it can help enforce a Court Order regarding military retirement pay, child support or alimony owed by a service member.