Veterans Assistance Project

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Veterans Assistance Project

To get help from the Veterans Assistance Project, call 212.382.4722 or 877.564.3383 (toll-free).
Overview

The City Bar Justice Center’s Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) provides disabled, low-income veterans in New York City with pro bono legal assistance on issues related to their claims for benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

We operate a toll-free intake line for veterans, 877.564.3383, which veterans can call to have their cases screened and, as appropriate, invited to a monthly legal clinic. At the legal clinic, volunteer lawyers assess possible legal remedies and help veterans file claims and appeals with the VA. Assistance ranges from locating service documents and medical records to preparing and filing claims and directly representing veterans at hearings.

Since its inception, VAP has provided legal assistance to more than 1,300 veterans, recovered approximately $5.3 million in retroactive benefits in addition to ongoing disability benefits, and leveraged over $2 million in free legal services for veterans. VAP currently leverages the resources of more than 450 trained pro bono attorneys from over 60 law firms and corporations. VAP provides CLE training for its volunteer attorneys.

Kent Eiler directs the Veterans Assistance Project.

For more information, please view our Veterans Assistance Project Report (2018).


Not sure if this is the right project? Contact our free Legal Hotline at 212-626-7383.

Resources

Veterans Legal Resource Guide

Veterans Assistance Project Report (2013)

Veterans’ Legal Series Playlist
Latest news
Upcoming events
  • NELP – Legal Clinic

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM): A small business legal clinic will be held in Manhattan at the Upper Manhattan NYC Business Solutions Center, located at 361 West 125th St, New York, NY 10027. By subway, this location is accessible via the A/B/C/D to 125th St. To register for an appointment, please contact NELP at (212) 382-6633.

  • NELP – Legal Clinic

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019 (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM): A small business legal clinic will be held in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn NYC Business Solutions Center, located at 9 Bond Street, 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201. By subway, this location is accessible via the B/Q/R to DeKalb Av; 2/3 to Hoyt St; A/C/G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts; or the 2/3/4/5 to Nevins St. To register for an appointment, please call NELP at 212-382-6633.