Legal Services of Southern Piedmont
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|Veterans Legal Services Project|
Veterans Legal Services Direct Line: 704-808-4144
LSSP's Veterans Legal Services Project serves low-income veterans and veterans' families in Mecklenburg County who are seeking help with disability benefits claims and appeals, discharge upgrades, and overpayment issues, as well as additional civil legal matters, at little or no cost.
The project focuses on:
- Outreach and education to veterans and their families about the benefits that are available to them, legal issues they may face, and the services LSSP can offer
- Core legal services consisting of advice and extended representation regarding veterans' disability claims and appeals at the VA and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
- Additional legal services including advice and extended representation regarding civil legal issues for which there are specific remedies relating to clients' military service under the Service Member Civil Relief Act and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, as well as other civil legal matters, e.g., housing, consumer protection and employment law
The Veterans Legal Services Project reaches out to local and regional veterans' service organizations, including the Charlotte Bridge Home and Mecklenburg County Veterans Service Office, to refer veterans and their families to this project. Educational presentations on veteran benefits, legal issues and services LSSP offers will also be held in cooperation with organizations that serve veterans.
Individuals and families with income below 300% of the federal poverty line may be eligible for assistance; however, due to limited resources, assistance may not be available in every case.