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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.

Eligibility:  In addition to housing instability, Veterans must have income at or below 187.5% of the federal poverty level to be eligible for help. For example, under $36,875 for a household of two people, or under $56,100 for a household of four.

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For Veterans in the Piedmont Triad Region (areas around Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point), we offer a full spectrum of civil legal services, including Department of Veterans Affairs benefits claims/appeals, discharge upgrades, supplemental security insurance, social security disability insurance, Medicaid, SNAP/food stamps, driver’s license restoration, expunctions, debt collection, bankruptcy, eviction/foreclosure avoidance, fair housing matters, and housing subsidy retention.

For Veterans outside of the Piedmont Triad Region, we offer limited civil legal services, including Department of Veterans Affairs benefits claims/appeals and discharge upgrades.

We do not handle criminal cases, traffic issues, divorces, child custody cases, or personal-injury cases.

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

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Apply for free help with civil (non-criminal) legal issues. Those 60 and older should call the Senior Helpline.

Topic: Veterans

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CHARLOTTE · June 18, 2019 – Congratulations to D.J. Dore, an attorney in Durham with our Veterans Law Project, for assuming command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training), U.S. Army Reserve.

In his new role, Captain Dore will have about 200 active duty and reserve soldiers under his authority. HHC forms the command staff for Major General Kate Leahy, Commanding General of the 108th Training Command. The command supports basic training (new recruits) and cadet training (ROTC and U.S. Military Academy) and comprises more than 9,000 soldiers throughout the United States. D.J. assumed command during a ceremony June 8 in Charlotte attended by his wife, parents, grandmother and the head of our Durham office, Gina Reyman.

“I’m honored to support such an important mission,” D.J. said. “The 108th Training Command literally builds the foundation of our all-volunteer Army by transforming citizens into the next generation of enlisted and officer leaders. It’s also a reminder of the importance of our work at the Veterans Law Project since each one of our clients was at one time a new recruit eager to serve. I’m thankful to Legal Aid for supporting me and giving me the opportunity to do meaningful work with great colleagues.”

Our Veterans Law Project helps low-income veterans overcome service-related barriers that prevent them from living self-sufficiently and seeking economic opportunity.

Learn more about our Veterans Law Project.