Veterans Law Project

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The Veterans Law Project is a statewide unit of Legal Aid of North Carolina that provides civil legal services to homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk for homelessness. “At risk” Veterans include those who (1) couch surf or live in someone else’s home due to finances, (2) have been given an eviction notice, (3) have moved two or more times in the last 60 days, (4) live in a hotel or motel, (5) are fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, or (6) have otherwise unstable housing.

Goal: To help low-income Veterans overcome the legal barriers preventing them from living self-sufficiently and seeking economic opportunity.

Our services

VLP attorneys provide representation in matters involving:

  • VA Disability Compensation 
  • Discharge Upgrades 
  • Military Records Corrections

Through the VLP, staff in local LANC offices, as resources allow, represent veterans in legal matters such as:

  • Criminal Record Expunctions
  • Driver’s License Restoration
  • Public Benefits Appeals (SSA SSI/SSDI Medicaid, SNAP/Food Stamps)
  • Consumer Matters (Debt Collection, Bankruptcy, Deceptive Trade Practices)
  • Mortgage Foreclosures 
  • Housing (Evictions, Unsafe Conditions, Housing Subsidy Retention)

Get help

Veterans Law Project

Email veterans@legalaidnc.org (separately or through the form below)
or leave a voicemail on the VLP Hotline at
(919) 850-5959.

Additional information about VA programs for homeless veterans can be found at this link.

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