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Veteran Advocacy Project

Who We Are

The Veteran Advocacy Project provides free legal services to low-income veterans, with a focus on those living with Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, substance use disorders, and mental illness. Most of our nation's veterans make a successful transition back to civilian life, but it is not always easy.

Our goal is to assist veterans before they reach a breaking point by ensuring their access to housing, health care, and income. We are partnered with VA hospitals, mental health clinics, and local veterans' groups to reach servicemembers where they are.

While our attorneys tackle the legal challenges, our peer advocates ensure that our clients are connected to appropriate social services. With a dedicated team, the project allows veterans to achieve the stability needed to regain their health and rebuild their lives. 

How to Get Help

At this time we are offering remote services for veterans law (for example, VA claims & Department of Defense discharge upgrades).

Please call our intake line and leave a message at (646) 602-5620 between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or email

Who We Serve

  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • New York City (all 5 NYC boroughs)
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
Additional Service Area Info
We work with veterans in other counties on federal matters (VA Claims, Discharge Upgrades), on a limited basis.
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Eligibility Restrictions

Must have served in the military or have a family member who has.

Type of Help

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

Other: Peer Advocacy

General Contact Information

Veteran Advocacy Project
1 Liberty Plaza (map)
23rd Floor
New York, NY 10006
(646) 602-5620
Last Review and Update: May 05, 2020

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