Money & Debt

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Internal VBA Systems Access for Claimant and Appellant Representatives

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) has developed procedures to allow individuals access to VA information systems online.

Online access will only be granted for individuals:

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer: Legal Issues Facing Our Veterans

After our veterans return from combat or active duty, they can face a host of legal issues upon returning to the reality of home. But there is help for these individuals and the legal community is making strides in assisting our veterans in these legal disputes.

Interview with Iraq War Veterans Kayla Williams and Brian McGough

Andrew Lewczuk, StatesideLegal.org VISTA volunteer, spoke with Kayla Williams and Brian McGough.

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Where to find Social Service Providers

Where to get help with non-legal problems.

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Rights of People with Disabilities

Learn about the rights of persons with disabilities to access state-funded community-based services.

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"Service Animals" and "Assistance Animals:" What Are My Rights?

Learn about the federal laws that support people in need of a service animal.
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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.
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Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, VA awards grants to private non-profit organizations that provide services to low-income Veteran families.

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Special Tax Benefits for Members of the Armed Forces

Information and resources about the tax benefits for servicemembers.
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Retirement Plans FAQs regarding USERRA and SSCRA

The Spring 2003 Edition of the Employee Plans News presented an article describing the Uniformed Services and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and the Veterans and Sailors Civil Relief Act of 1940 (SSCRA). The article included several frequently asked questions concerning the re-employment of veterans and the restoration of retirement plan benefits. The IRS recently answered more questions regarding the laws.