Other Veterans Benefits

Stateside Legal: Don’t Leave Money on the Table

Don’t Leave Money on the Table uses a brief interview to identify forms of financial support available to individuals offered confidentially via Law Help Interactive. Read More.

Stateside Legal: VA Benefits Quick Screening Guide

Stateside Legal has developed a “Quick Screening Guide” to help vets and surviving spouses of vets find out if they might be entitled to pension, disability or DIC (Dependency and Indemnity Compensation) benefits from the VA.  Read More.


Stateside Legal: Federal Benefits at Separation

How To Use This Chart: This is a quick summary of several important benefits. The chart shows whether you may qualify, based on your discharge status. Read More.


Disability.gov is a clearinghouse of the U.S. federal government for information on disability programs and services nationwide.  The website connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing. Read More.

Stateside Legal: Request Military Service Records or Prove Military Service

Service members and their families sometimes need to request new copies of the important records documenting military service, including the DD-214.  Read More.

Stateside Legal: Outstanding Warrants and the Impact on VA Benefits

For veterans who are receiving VA benefits and who have warrants issued for their arrest, there may be a significant danger of not only losing their benefits, but also of having to repay all benefits received. Read More.

Stateside Legal: Discharge Conditions: How to Request Review

The reason for your discharge and the “character” of that discharge is very important in deciding if you (and/or your dependents) are eligible for military and veteran benefits as a result of military service. The reason for your discharge  is listed on the DD-214 Certificate of Release which is issued at the completion of military service. If you believe that the conditions of discharge on your DD-214 are incorrect or unfair, you can ask for the decision to be reviewed by  the appropriate Discharge Review Board for your branch of service.   Read More.

North Carolina Focus on Servicemembers, Veterans and their Families

North Carolina Focus on Servicemembers, Veterans and their Families is a project of the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services supported by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association.  Read More.

LawHelpNC: The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide

Authored by Veterans for America. This survival guide provides legal information for servicemembers, veterans and their families.  See Chapter 6, VA Attempts to Recover “Overpayments,” pages 178-185 written by the National Veterans Legal Services Program, about debt collection actions from the VA for “overpayments” or failure to make payment on a VA home loan.  Read More.

Stateside Legal: Interactive Forms – General Purpose Letter to VA

This letter resource will help you create a letter to your Regional VA office for general communications. However, Stateside Legal™ has many different sample letters for Veterans communicating to the VA about specific issues. Read More.


Stateside Legal: Veterans’ Benefit Expiration Dates

Many VA benefits have an expiration date or deadline for applying.  Here is a chart with deadlines for many popular benefits. Read More.

Stateside Legal: What Do I Need to Know about the Federal Electronic Benefits Rules?

What does the new electronic benefits system mean for me? As of May 1, 2011 all new applicants for federal benefits will get their benefits electronically. Read More.