Legal Issues

Finding Support for Legal Challenges

Many Veterans transition back to civilian life with few, if any, problems. Others may find the change difficult and may even get into legal trouble related to a variety of issues including anger or drug and alcohol use. For the Veterans in this video, these experiences provided an opportunity to improve. VA support was part of the solution.

Look at the MTC page to see how the VA can help with questions like:

  • “What should I know about financial or legal issues?”,
  • “What financial or legal-related issues should I keep an eye out for?” and
  • “What can I do about financial and legal issues?”

Learn more about what it feels like to live a better life. Go to our Self-Help page to begin to explore other issues that can bring you All The Way Home.

Be sure to check out the “Claims and Appeals” topic to maximize your compensation and benefits for yourself and your loved ones.

It’s your turn to get your best life back! You EARNED it with your service!

  • Did you know that your military status may entitle you to certain rights and protections?
  • Filling out the MIL-100 form is one way you can let the court know about your military status. It is an optional form. Letting the judge know about your military experience may allow them to consider possible benefits and protections for your case. Some examples of benefits include possible: consideration for alternative sentencing and restorative relief, diversion in misdemeanor cases, and additional time in family law cases.
  • Case types that may have benefits and protections include:
    • Criminal
    • Employment
    • Housing
    • Family/Child Custody
    • Consumer
    • Other

More Resources

Non-VA Local Help

Know A Vet? presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.

Please feel free to use the check sheets Before, During and After the Medical Appointment and Choosing a Medical Service Provider to help you in your search for the best help for your individual circumstances.

In addition, there may be other federal, state and local government or private resources for your individual needs.

VA, Government, and Organization Help

Know A Vet? presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.

Clicking here will bring you to a database of other VA services you can locate by zip code.

Please also check out our page on Filing Claims. We recommend that you do NOT file claims on your own.  If you do not file exactly the way the VA looks for information, it can take literally years for your claim to go back and forth before approval or denial.

The other resources listed, such as your local Veterans Service Office  (names vary by county), VSO counselor, VFW, etc., will help you determine what you are eligible for and file correctly for results in as little as a few weeks.

Learn More – Get More

Learn more about what it feels like to live your best life. Go to our Self Help page to explore other issues that can bring you “All The Way Home.”

Also, check out the Claims and Appeals topic to maximize compensation and benefits for yourself AND your loved ones.

It’s your turn to get your best life back! You EARNED it with your service!