Please Note: VA REQUIRES ALL CLAIMS FOR VA BENEFITS TO BE SUBMITTED USING OFFICIAL VA ELECTRONIC FORMS.
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 Jim's Mailbag archive, or do a site search, 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:
- 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 help you find it.
Also, we are helping to build a nationwide network of volunteer legal advocates to advise veterans on their legal issues. Try using our Find Local Help Map. Or if you still can't find help, send us a feedback form. We will get back to you with any contact information we have about free legal help in your area.