Additional Resources for Servicemembers and Veterans
- U.S. Department of Defense
- Military OneSource.
- Military OneSource is a Department of Defense funded website designed to help improve the quality of life for troops and their families. It includes information on education, housing, legal matters, personal finances and benefits.
- Military OneSource.
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
- Board of Veterans Appeals
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Federal Trade Commission Consumer Sentinel/Military
- The FTC website provides consumer education materials covering a wide range of consumer protection issues. In addition, its Consumer Sentinel/Military feature allows members of the United States Armed Forces to enter consumer complaints directly into a database that is accessible to law enforcement organizations, the Department of Defense, and other military law enforcement.
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Information regarding financial issues affecting servicemembers, veterans and their families. This site provides educational materials on a variety of financial issues and also allows consumers to submit complaints.
- U.S. Department of Labor VETS
- Provides employment resources for veterans and separating servicemembers and information about their employment rights.
New York State
- New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs
- New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
- See "Military Corner" of website for information on grants and scholarships for higher education available to servicemembers and veterans.
- New York State Veterans Courts
- Addresses the needs of veterans involved in the criminal justice system.
- Better Business Bureau ("BBB") Military Line - Provides military related consumer news and alerts, and general consumer education and advocacy materials to servicemembers and their families.
- Individuals can also file complaints and requests reports on businesses through the BBB site.
- Includes information for servicemembers, military families and veterans on government benefits and scholarships.
- Defense Suicide Prevention Office:
Part of the Department of Defense’s Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Aims to reduce the impact of suicide on servicemembers and their families.
- Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program:
Resources for National Guard and Reserve servicemembers and their families.
- National Veterans Legal Service Program
- This is a non- profit organization that "recruits, trains and assists thousands of lawyer and non-lawyer advocates who represent veterans and active duty and military personnel for free." The organization also publishes informational materials geared towards veterans, servicemembers, their families and advocates.
- The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program:
Provides pro bono assistance to veterans who have filed appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Court.
- The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel
- The Committee "improves access to pro bono civil legal assistance for active duty military personnel." Also offers publications on the rights of servicemembers.
- National Organization of Veterans' Advocates:
Assists veterans who seek legal advice regarding service-connected disability compensation.
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York Veterans Assistance Project:
Provides pro bono legal assistance to low income veterans bringing claims for disability benefits before the New York City Regional Office of Veterans Affairs. Also operates a toll-free line for veterans seeking basic information about their legal rights.
Helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities and answers questions about their legal rights.