Welcome to Stateside Legal

where servicemembers, veterans, their family members and advocates find easy-to-use legal information and networking tools.
More on Welcome to Stateside Legal ...

Women Who Serve

Helping women veterans to find their voice and get the help and recognition they have earned. Watch our short videos by and for Women who Serve.
More on Women Who Serve ...

Advocate Network

Learn from each other and build a better network to provide legal support to those who serve.
More on Advocate Network ...

Family Law Resources

Find information about divorce, child support and other family law matters.
More on Family Law Resources ...

Veterans Benefits

Self-help tools, videos and legal information for veterans and their families.
More on Veterans Benefits ...

Coming Home

Help for returning servicemembers
More on Coming Home ...

Stateside Legal newsletter

Stay informed - Sign up for our newsletter!

Manage my subscriptions

Jim's Mailbag View All

Flat feet and back problems

Jim: I enlisted in Jun 74 and was honorably discharged in 10/81. I currently have a 10% disability for the ringing in my ears. The ringing has been there since, but did not file a claim until 6/14. When I was getting my medical records together the DAV worker noticed that at my ETS medical review revealed "flat feet" was noted. A claim was filed. Approximately 1 1/2 years ago I underwent a decompression lumber laminectomy as I was previously 6'2" and was then just 6'1". My legs were in terrible shape. I was unable to stand or walk.

MORE...

Who's on Stateside?