Benefits

Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Free Help Filing for a Discharge Upgrade or Appealing Vet Benefits Denial

The Veterans Consortium believes that our Veterans deserve the benefits and compensation they were promised, and the best legal services free of charge to meet their challenges and needs. These services are provided worldwide and are 100% free to veterans. 

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Cómo: apelar el rechazo de sus beneficios de veterano ante el Tribunal de Apelaciones para las Reclamaciones de Veteranos de los Estados Unidos

Elpropósito de este salón de clases es ayudarlo con su proceso de apelación de una resolución de la Junta de Apelaciones de Veteranos (BVA) que rechaza su reclamación de beneficios del VA. Esperamos que esto lo haga sentirse más seguro sobre cómo lidiar con el sistema legal.

¿Es este salón de clases para usted?

Puede usar este salón de clases si:

  • Usted es veterano, y
  • Desea apelar un rechazo de la BVA sobre sus beneficios del VA

O BIEN

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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.
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Silent Partner: Fixing the Frozen Benefit Rule

The Silent Partner series of info-letters, a lawyer-to-lawyer resource for military family law issues, is a project of the military committees of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section and the North Carolina State Bar. 
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Silent Partner: All Clauses Considered - Writing the Frozen Benefit Award

The Silent Partner series of info-letters, a lawyer-to-lawyer resource for military family law issues, is a project of the military committees of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section and the North Carolina State Bar.
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How to Get Food Supplements (Disabled Veterans)

FAQ on how to receive SNAP food supplement benefits.

How to Appeal a Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) Denial to the Court

This classroom walks you through how to appeal a Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) denial to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC).

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Benefits at Separation Chart

Many benefits are available to veterans upon separation from the military. However, some benefits may not be available if a veteran has received "bad paper." "Bad paper" is a discharge status that is an other than honorable discharge, a bad conduct discharge, or a dishonorable discharge.

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Get free appeal help to the CAVC from the Veterans Consortium

Help with Discharge Upgrades and VA benefit denials from the BVA (a high-level appeal).

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VA Pension Benefits

This is a monthly VA benefit for low-income wartime veterans. There are two main types of VA pension benefits: (1) basic pension, and (2) special monthly pension.