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  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the Legal System PDF

    Many veterans in the court system – either civil or criminal – suffer from PTSD. The stress of going through the court system may affect the symptoms they are experiencing. This guide provides information to help manage PTSD, identifies possible triggers within the legal process, offers coping strategies, and has a resource list for treatment. Content Detail

    By:
    The Texas Civil Rights Project’s “Justice for Veterans Campaign”
  • The Homeless Veteran's Resource Guide

    "Veterans account for nearly a quarter of the homeless population in the United States. The large majority of these veterans served in Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) expects thousands more returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to end up homeless. Homelessness among veterans is largely understood to be a problem coming from the stresses and effects of combat. Returning veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, Depression, physical injuries, or other related conditions often find it hard to rejoin society and as a result end up living on the streets or worse. It is important that veterans know that there are programs out there that can help them get back on their feet, not only by providing a place to sleep and food to eat, but by providing counseling and reintegration help. This guide will first discuss the national programs available to homeless veterans and then list several state programs. A useful companion guide to this document is Are You Leaving Money on the Table. Contacting one of these organizations can dramatically change the life of a veteran who is struggling to get by." Content Detail

    By:
    StatesideLegal.org
  • The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Guide

    Content Detail

    By:
    Administrative & Civil Law Department The Judge Advocate General’s School, United States Army
  • Veterans' Service-Connected Disability Compensation word

    This fact sheet explains about service-connected disabilities. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Legal Services Center Veterans' Legal Assistance
  • Military Service and Immigration

    Please click the link for information on immigration for immigrants and families of immigrants who are members of the military. Read More

    By:
    USCIS; American Bar Association
  • Veterans' Pensions - Protect Your Money From Poachers

    Veterans and their families are a target for some dishonest advisers who are claiming to offer free help with paperwork for pension claims. Click this link for information, from the Federal Trade Commission on how to protect yourself. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Your Legal Rights While on Active Duty Military Service

    Please click the link for information about YOUR rights while you are on active duty in the U.S. Military. Read More

    By:
    American Bar Association
  • Active Duty, Veterans and Getting Help with Mental Health Issues

    Click this link for information on getting help on Mental Health Issues for Veterans, Active Duty Military, and their families. Read More

    By:
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Alliance on Mental Illness, MentalHealth.gov
  • Service Members Civil Relief Act

    Provides a description of the benefits provided under the SMCR Act. Content Detail

  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and You: A Guide

    Please click the link for information on the protections for active duty military members provided by the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). Read More

    By:
    United States Courts; StatesideLegal
  • Stateside Legal: Legal help for military members, veterans and their families

    Click this link for a website for military members, veterans and their families that can help you access benefits, find free legal help, and, better understand your legal issues. Read More

    By:
    StatesideLegal