At Stateside Legal we aim to provide the best one-stop-shop online resources for veterans. Our most popular resource is a revised version of Jim Stickland's step-by-step Guide: How to File A VA Claim for Disability Compensation. The Guide includes an introductory self-help video. You can supplement this information by sending your questions to "Jim's Mailbag." Jim is an experienced veteran who has coached thousands of veterans through the claims process. He will send you thoughful, thorough answers to your questions. You can also browse the Mailbag archive, to see if your question has already been answered.
We try to cover the whole gamut of legal issues that affect veterans and their family members. Other popular online tools and information we offer:
Form letters requesting review of common VA benefits notices
USERRA information - about your rights to reclaim your job when you return home
UC-X - unemployment benefits for returning servicemembers who cannot find work
benefits for family members of veterans
If you cannot find the information you're looking for, please use our feedback form. Maybe we can find the information for you.
Also, we are helping to build a nationwide network of volunteer legal advocates to advise veterans on their legal issues. If you need a free legal advocate and cannot find one, send us a feedback form. We will get back to you with any contact information we have about free legal help in your area.