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This toolkit focuses on some of the most common forms of veterans' benefits, such as Service Connected Disability and VA Pension. This toolkit was developed by South Texas College of Law Houston and other organizations. 
This article is intended to help advocates and others who help people who experience the often difficult transition from incarceration to the dominant society. It summarizes some of the legal hurdles caused by a criminal record and provides guidance on how to effectively manage these barriers to re-entry. It is written by...
This article provides information on mental health concerns for active duty military and other information  pertaining to this topic. This article was provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
This article provides information on the circumstances under which the Department of Veterans Affairs may pay a portion of the Veteran's benefits to dependents. This article was written by the Texas Legal Services Center's Veterans Legal Assistance Program. 
This article provides answers to what a debt collector can and can not do to your social security or VA benefits. This article was written by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 
This toolkit tells veterans how they may be able to apply for VA Health Benefits if they do not have the health benefits due to their discharge characterization.      IMPORTANT: This procedure does not result in a discharge upgrade.  Only health benefits are the goal.  The VA only reviews the applicant’s military record to...
This article contains information on protecting the rights of servicemembers. It was written by the U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division
This article provides information about whether a disabled veteran has an obligation to pay child support. This article was written by the Texas Legal Service Center's Veterans Legal Assistance Program. 
This article discusses specific educational benefits available to Texas Veterans including the Hazelwood Act and the Post 9/11 GI Bill. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
Although it was written for employers, this handbook by the Texas Young Lawyers Association contains information about Texas employment law that employees may find useful.
This article tells you about your rights as an employee to unemployment and a final paycheck, and more. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.   
The article tells you about specific employment rights available to veterans and service members, including information on unemployment benefits. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article provides information on legal help for homeless veterans and other information pertaining to this topic. This article was provided by Stateside Legal.
This article contains a link to a useful resource guide for homeless veterans. It contains information on their rights, programs that can help, and more. This resource guide was written by Stateside Legal. 
This article provides information and answers to common questions about appealing a military discharge characterization. This article was written by the Austin Bar Assocation - Veterans Assistance Programs and the Texas Legal Service Center's Veterans Legal Assistance Program. 
This article provides information on how to choose the correct bank account, as well as other information. This article was provided by The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
This article tells you about ways members of the military and their families may be able to gain U.S. Citizenship. This article was written by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. 
This article provides information on the specific Financial and Housing protections available to servicemembers under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. This article was written by the United States Department of Justice and contains links to resources by various other organizations.
This article tells you about various public benefit programs including food benefits, cash assistance, health, medical, disability, veteran, social security benefits and more. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article tells you how to replace important documents, including: birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, vehicle titles, manufactured home statements of ownership and location, driver's licenses, passports, green cards, social security cards, Texas benefits (Medicaid) cards,...