Money & Debt

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Interactive Form - Waiver of SCRA

 

You and your family have certain legal protections when you are called into active duty military service. These laws apply to members of the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard and other uniformed services.

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Feres Doctrine

The Feres Doctrine (1950) bars service members from collecting damages for personal injuries, whether or not they were suffered in the performance of their duties. It also bars family members from filing "wrongful death" or "loss of consortium" claims when a service member is killed or injured. 
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Fair Lending Protections

Veterans and military families have all of the protections under the Fair Housing Act when financing the purchase of a home. Protection against discrimination based on disability also includes service-connected disabilities.
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Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation is a program for veterans with service-connected disabilities. The intent of the program is to help you become employed.
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Where do I get legal advice on what disablity program to apply for?

If you think you may be eligible for more than one benefit, we encourage you to begin with a private lawyer who has a military or federal administrative law background and who is familiar with the DoD benefit system.  Unless you qualify for pro bono (free) legal help, you will need to pay for this advice.

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Federal Jobs for Spouses of Certain Disabled or Deceased Veterans

A new rule that gives veterans and qualifying spouses an edge when it comes to getting a federal job - and keeping that job in the face of job cuts.
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Can I Sue the United States if I am Injured while on Active-Duty?

The law about suing the United States government is complicated. It is even more complicated for people in the United States military. Here is a basic explanation about why active-duty service members CANNOT sue the United States Government if they are injured.
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Conversation with Veteran Advocate Jim Strickland on Legal Talk Network

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Don't Leave Money on the Table

Find out about financial support programs you may qualify to receive.
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Interactive Form - Motion to Void Default Judgment

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides important protections if you are sued while on active duty.