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

 

Get Legal Help

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.

Apr
7
Fri
2017
Veterans Legal Clinic (Menlo Park VA)
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Veterans Legal Clinic Location

VA Menlo Park
795 Willow Rd, Building 324, Room E117/118
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Bay Area Legal Aid provides free help with civil legal problems regarding housing, public benefits, health care access, and domestic violence prevention. Help includes potential legal advice, legal information, referrals, and possible representation in the following areas for low-income people:

Housing Preservation: public, subsidized, and private housing; fair housing and housing discrimination; housing conditions; lock-outs and utility shut-offs; residential hotels
Public Benefits: Veterans Benefits; CalWORKs; SSDI; SSI; Food Stamps; General Assistance; Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants
Consumer: credit card debt; debt collection; bankruptcy advice; wage garnishment; credit report errors
Health Care Access: Medi-Cal; Denti-Cal; Medicare; Healthy Families; In-Home Support Services; ParaTransit Services; mental health services; HMO Issues
Domestic Violence: temporary restraining orders; legal separation or annulment; divorce; child or spousal support; custody and visitation orders; immigration issues; Violence Against Women Act enforcement for domestic violence survivors only

Download the clinic flyer here.

Apr
26
Wed
2017
Veterans Legal Clinic (Pacifica)
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Veterans Legal Clinic Location

Pacifica – Sharp Park Library
104 Hilton Way
Pacifica, CA 94044

Bay Area Legal Aid provides free help with civil legal problems regarding housing, public benefits, health care access, and domestic violence prevention. Help includes potential legal advice, legal information, referrals, and possible representation in the following areas for low-income people:

Housing Preservation: public, subsidized, and private housing; fair housing and housing discrimination; housing conditions; lock-outs and utility shut-offs; residential hotels
Public Benefits: Veterans Benefits; CalWORKs; SSDI; SSI; Food Stamps; General Assistance; Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants
Consumer: credit card debt; debt collection; bankruptcy advice; wage garnishment; credit report errors
Health Care Access: Medi-Cal; Denti-Cal; Medicare; Healthy Families; In-Home Support Services; ParaTransit Services; mental health services; HMO Issues
Domestic Violence: temporary restraining orders; legal separation or annulment; divorce; child or spousal support; custody and visitation orders; immigration issues; Violence Against Women Act enforcement for domestic violence survivors only

Download the clinic flyer here.

May
19
Fri
2017
Veterans Legal Clinic (Menlo Park Vet Center)
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Veterans legal Clinic Location

Peninsula Vet Center
345 Middlefield Rd
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Bay Area Legal Aid provides free help with civil legal problems regarding housing, public benefits, health care access, and domestic violence prevention. Help includes potential legal advice, legal information, referrals, and possible representation in the following areas for low-income people:

Housing Preservation: public, subsidized, and private housing; fair housing and housing discrimination; housing conditions; lock-outs and utility shut-offs; residential hotels
Public Benefits: Veterans Benefits; CalWORKs; SSDI; SSI; Food Stamps; General Assistance; Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants
Consumer: credit card debt; debt collection; bankruptcy advice; wage garnishment; credit report errors
Health Care Access: Medi-Cal; Denti-Cal; Medicare; Healthy Families; In-Home Support Services; ParaTransit Services; mental health services; HMO Issues
Domestic Violence: temporary restraining orders; legal separation or annulment; divorce; child or spousal support; custody and visitation orders; immigration issues; Violence Against Women Act enforcement for domestic violence survivors only

Download the clinic flyer here.