Family Matters

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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.

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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.
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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. 

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Military Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal way to have a person act on your behalf. The POA gives someone else the right to act on your behalf on matters that you list in the POA.
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Silent Partner: The Blended Retirement System and Divorce

SILENT PARTNER is a lawyer-to-lawyer resource for military legal assistance attorneys and civilian lawyers, published by the Military Committee of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section.