Serving Those Who Served
The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic (VLSC) specializes in appealing denied veteran’s benefits claims, including service-connected benefits, pension benefits, survivor benefits, and education benefits. The VLSC will not begin work on an initial claim that has not been filed or is currently pending before the Department of Veterans Affairs. To receive assistance in filing an initial claim for benefits please contact a veterans’ service organization.
VA Benefit Appeals
The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic provides free assistance with appeals of improperly denied VA benefit claims. If you have been denied a disability or pension benefit, contact the VLSC. If available, please have a copy of your most recent VA Rating Decision or correspondence for review.
Criminal Court Treatment & Diversion Programs
The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic provides free assistance to veterans in criminal court treatment or diversion programs with the non-criminal legal issues that often accompany arrest or conviction. If you are a veteran with a pending case a veterans treatment court or diversion program, you or your attorney can contact the VLSC.
The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic provides free assistance to veterans in appealing the characterization of their discharge to the Discharge Review Board or the Board of Corrections of Military Records. If you are a veteran seeking to appeal your discharge characterization, you can contact the VLSC. If possible, please have a copy of your DD-214 for review.
Other Legal Assistance
If there are legal issues outside the scope of the Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic’s mission, the VLSC can refer you to a legal service provider.
Family Law, Debtor-Creditor, Employment Rights, and the Uniform Code of Military Justice
The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic provides a free, 4-hour online course that provides an overview on these areas.