Veterans Project

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Disabled Navy veteran Monica with her attorney, Cathy Wong

California is home to the largest number of homeless veterans in the nation, comprising approximately 26% of all homeless veterans in our country. California expects to receive an additional 30,000 discharged military service members every year for the next several years, more than any other state.

BayLegal’s Veterans Project provides free legal assistance to veterans with the following issues:

  • Veterans Benefits, including:
    • Service-Connected Disability Benefits (disability benefits for physical and psychological problems arising from or caused by military service)
    • Non-Service Connected Disability Benefits (disability benefits for low-income wartime veterans)
    • VA Overpayments (waiver requests for overpaid amounts)
  • Character of Discharge Determinations (petition the VA for eligibility for VA benefits and health care despite a “bad” discharge)
  • Discharge Upgrades (petition to upgrade discharge status so that veteran is eligible for VA health care and benefits, and to eliminate stigma that can be a barrier to employment and housing)
  • SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits)
  • SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
  • Housing Preservation
  • Consumer Law
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Health Care Access

 

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LEGAL ADVICE LINE

For help with a legal problem involving Housing, Public Benefits, or Consumer Law, please call our Legal Advice Line for assistance.

Upcoming Veterans Legal clinics

Bay Area Legal Aid offers seasonal Veteran’s Rights Clinics throughout the region. Click here for all Legal Clinics.

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Veterans’ Legal Clinic – San José
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This free, walk-in legal clinic held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month serves veterans in Santa Clara County. BayLegal attorneys can help clinic attendees with information and referrals on topics including veterans’ benefits, other public benefit programs, healthcare access and coverage, family law, housing law, and consumer legal issues.

BayLegal Veterans Project Brochure

Aug
14
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Veterans’ Legal Clinic – San José
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This free, walk-in legal clinic held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month serves veterans in Santa Clara County. BayLegal attorneys can help clinic attendees with information and referrals on topics including veterans’ benefits, other public benefit programs, healthcare access and coverage, family law, housing law, and consumer legal issues.

BayLegal Veterans Project Brochure

Aug
19
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2019
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Veterans’ Legal Clinic – San José
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This free, walk-in legal clinic is held on the 3rd Monday of each month and serves veterans in Santa Clara County. BayLegal attorneys can help clinic attendees with information and referrals on topics including veterans’ benefits, other public benefit programs, healthcare access and coverage, family law, housing law, and consumer legal issues.

BayLegal Veterans Project Brochure

 

Aug
28
Wed
2019
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Veterans’ Legal Clinic – San José
Aug 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This free, walk-in legal clinic held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month serves veterans in Santa Clara County. BayLegal attorneys can help clinic attendees with information and referrals on topics including veterans’ benefits, other public benefit programs, healthcare access and coverage, family law, housing law, and consumer legal issues.

BayLegal Veterans Project Brochure

Sep
11
Wed
2019
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Veterans’ Legal Clinic – San José
Sep 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This free, walk-in legal clinic held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month serves veterans in Santa Clara County. BayLegal attorneys can help clinic attendees with information and referrals on topics including veterans’ benefits, other public benefit programs, healthcare access and coverage, family law, housing law, and consumer legal issues.

BayLegal Veterans Project Brochure

Sep
16
Mon
2019
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Veterans’ Legal Clinic – San José
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This free, walk-in legal clinic is held on the 3rd Monday of each month and serves veterans in Santa Clara County. BayLegal attorneys can help clinic attendees with information and referrals on topics including veterans’ benefits, other public benefit programs, healthcare access and coverage, family law, housing law, and consumer legal issues.

BayLegal Veterans Project Brochure

 

Sep
25
Wed
2019
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Veterans’ Legal Clinic – San José
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This free, walk-in legal clinic held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month serves veterans in Santa Clara County. BayLegal attorneys can help clinic attendees with information and referrals on topics including veterans’ benefits, other public benefit programs, healthcare access and coverage, family law, housing law, and consumer legal issues.

BayLegal Veterans Project Brochure

Oct
9
Wed
2019
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Veterans’ Legal Clinic – San José
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This free, walk-in legal clinic held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month serves veterans in Santa Clara County. BayLegal attorneys can help clinic attendees with information and referrals on topics including veterans’ benefits, other public benefit programs, healthcare access and coverage, family law, housing law, and consumer legal issues.

BayLegal Veterans Project Brochure

Oct
21
Mon
2019
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Veterans’ Legal Clinic – San José
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This free, walk-in legal clinic is held on the 3rd Monday of each month and serves veterans in Santa Clara County. BayLegal attorneys can help clinic attendees with information and referrals on topics including veterans’ benefits, other public benefit programs, healthcare access and coverage, family law, housing law, and consumer legal issues.

BayLegal Veterans Project Brochure

 

Oct
23
Wed
2019
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Veterans’ Legal Clinic – San José
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This free, walk-in legal clinic held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month serves veterans in Santa Clara County. BayLegal attorneys can help clinic attendees with information and referrals on topics including veterans’ benefits, other public benefit programs, healthcare access and coverage, family law, housing law, and consumer legal issues.

BayLegal Veterans Project Brochure