Money & Debt

A bearded white man standing in a field, holding a young child on his shoulders

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.
The VA logo, with text reading 'U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs'

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:

A photo of a family, taken from the back. A man in a green shirt pushed someone using a wheelchair, while walking with a small child.

Rights of People with Disabilities

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

Interview with Iraq War Veterans Kayla Williams and Brian McGough

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

A picture of the torsos of several people wearing camoflague pants and olive drab t-shirts.

Benefits Discharge List

Many benefits are available to veterans after separation from the military. However, these benefits often depend on the type of discharge status received.
Photo credit: Seth Hays. An older white couple stands, hugging and looking at the camera.

Survivor Benefits Plan: Unexpected Expenses for Retroactive Retirement

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) created a flyer to provide information to veterans about the possibility of automatic enrollment in the Survivor Benefit Plan resulting in a veteran being charged for several back years of premiums. This information is for veterans receiving a retroactive retirement. 

A black graduation caps on top of stacks of U.S. $100 bills.

Student Loan Discharge or Forgiveness and Military Service

Student loans can be quite a burden on any borrower. Discharge of that student loan debt can be very difficult. However, there are options.