Health & Safety

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Your Rights Under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (video)

View this video to learn the basics about how the federal law provides extra leave for some workers, including time to care for injured servicemembers.

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Was your MST-Related VA Benefit Claim Denied? Learn about Special Review Process

How to get your previously denied VA Compensation claim reviewed.

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The Homeless Veteran's Resource Guide

Many organizations provide support to homeless veterans.  These services include housing, food programs, educational opportunities, counselling and legal help. Open the attached document to find a comprehensive listing of resources and links. 

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VA Caregiver Support

VA has changed its rules to provide additional support to eligible post-9/11 Veterans who want to be cared for at home from a primary family caregiver.

Under the new rules, eligible caregivers can receive a financial stipend, training, mental health services, and access to health insurance if they are not already under a health care plan.

Veterans MLP Release of Information

Release of Information for Veterans Medical Legal Partnership with Pine Tree Legal Assistance and VA Maine Healthcare System

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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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Are you unable to get to a VA facility?

Are you not able to get care from a VA hospital because the wait time is too long or the hospital is too far away? A new law passed in 2014 may help you get the VA to pay for care in your local community.

Promoting Legal Services within VA Facilities

Find a program near you. Volunteer or use these programs as models to start your own VA-facility-based legal clinic.
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Sexual Assault in the Military: Where to Get Help

As the media focus on this issue intensifies,  the military - and others - have ramped up their efforts to create safe places for victims to turn.  Here are links to the resources we have found. 

Safe Helpline: Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community

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Legal Needs Check-up Tool - Interactive Interview

Try our checklist to find legal information and where to get help with your legal issue.