Veterans Assistance Project Releases Veteran’s Legal Resource Guide

The City Bar Justice Center’s Veterans Assistance Project has released the New York City Veteran’s Legal Resource Guide (pdf), a 46-page reference designed for both veterans and veterans’ service providers.

The guide lists organizations that provide free legal assistance to low-income veterans, and is organized into categories and presented in the order of the most frequently requested areas of assistance, including Housing, Homelessness, Public Benefits and Debt/Consumer matters. The guide, which was produced with the support of the New York Community Trust, lists social service organizations as well as legal service providers.

The Veterans Assistance Project provides free legal assistance by volunteer attorneys to veterans seeking service-connected disability benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs. Since the project’s inception in 2007, it has also provided referrals to over 450 veterans who have called seeking assistance that is outside of the scope of the Project.

The Veterans Assistance Project will be distributing free copies of the guide through its legal clinics and to partner organizations and veterans’ service providers throughout the city. All are welcome to download the PDF.