New York

Legal Services NYC: Veterans Justice Project LSC Funded

http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/

Who We Are

Legal Services NYC's Veterans Justice Project provides free civil legal services to Veterans, Services Members, and their Families. We help veterans avoid eviction, battle student loan debt, resolve child custody issues, obtain food stamps, social security and other public benefits and draft wills and Powers of Attorney. Our goal is to help keep veterans in their homes, keep military families together, and protect and secure income for veterans.

 
Keeping Veterans in their Homes: 
 
We defend veterans in nonpayment and other eviction proceedings, as well as in mortgage foreclosure proceedings. We also help veterans resolve rent  overcharge claims and in actions to improve housing conditions. All of these services assist veterans from becoming homeless. 
 
Keeping Military Families Together: 
 
Our family law practice assists military families in a variety of family law matters. We help veterans: 
  • Who are victims of domestic violence
  • With guardianships or adoptions for dependent children
  • With divorce, separation, child custody or support issues.
  • With abuse and neglect cases 
  • With termination of parental rights proceedings

 

Protecting and Securing Income for Veterans: 
 
Employment and Government Benefits:
 
We help veterans, service members, and their dependents get access to and retain government benefits, ensuring that they can keep food on the table and a roof over their heads. Our advocates:
  • Assist veterans when government benefits are being wrongfully denied, inaccurately calculated, or improperly terminated
  • Advise or represent veterans in obtaining Unemployment Insurance, Food Stamps, Medicaid/Medicare and other public assistance and Safety Net programs
  • Help veterans obtain or maintain Social Security Disability benefits

Consumer Matters

We help Veterans, Service Members, and their families with consumer law problems by:

  • Advising them about federal bankruptcy protection where appropriate
  • Stopping unlawful debt collection practices, including resolving student loan debt
  • Overcoming illegal sale contracts or warranties
  • Preventing or overcoming utility terminations

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Contact Type
Appointment
Phone Number
(347) 592-2409
Information

Call the hotline to schedule an appointment at your local Legal Services NYC office.


Who We Serve

Area(s)
  • New York City (all 5 NYC boroughs)
Cirumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

All languages are spoken. When staff who speak the language are not available, we use Language Line.

Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
YES
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
YES
Eligibility Restrictions

This project only serves active service members, veterans and families of active service members and families

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
Description of Services

Organization does not provide assistance with obtaining or modifying benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

General Contact Information

Address
Legal Services NYC: Veterans Justice Project
Please call the hotline to find the nearest Legal Services NYC office (map)
Manhattan, NY 10013
Phone
(347) 592-2409
Website
http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/
Last Review and Update: Apr 12, 2016

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