Veterans with Disabilities

Most Frequently Viewed Resources

Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.

If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

Browse through the statewide disability rights advocacy organization's publications, which cover many areas of the law.

There are several federal laws that provide important protections for veterans with disabilities who are looking for jobs or are already in the workplace.

You can request a free interpreter to be with you in court.

A court interpreter verbally translates (called “interpreting”) everything the judge and others say from spoken English into your primary language, and everything you say back into spoken English.

This resource has the answers to commonly asked questions about court interpreters, including how to ask for one.

You can apply for S-DVI if you meet the following 4 criteria: [1] you were released from active duty under other than dishonorable conditions on or after April 25, 1951; [2] You were rated for a service-connected disability (even if only %); [3] You are in good health except for any service-connected conditions; [4] You apply within 2 years from the date VA grants your new service-connected disability.

Service animals, employment, government, and public accommodation.

For quick reference, this guide categorizes benefits into three main categories: Work, Life, and Home.

Alphabetical Listing of Resources

Do a quick search to find the forms that you need here.

Servicemembers and Veterans may be eligible for a one-time payment toward the purchase of an automobile, other conveyance, or adaptive equipment if you have certain service-connected disabilities.

Disability Compensation is a tax free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service.

Including veterans who have a compensation rating of 1% permanent & total.

There are eight distinct steps that most claims for disability compensation follow.

The e-VETS Resource Advisor assists Veterans, Service Members and all those who support them to quickly and easily navigate information and resources on a range of topics, including: benefits and compensation, education and training, employment, family and caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation and travel, other services and resources, state-specific information and resources.

Applications (online and PDF) for disability compensatation and various benefits, employment resources, and the National Resource Directory.

VA's Fiduciary Program was established to protect Veterans and other beneficiaries who, due to injury, disease, or due to age, are unable to manage their financial affairs.

In 215 the VA made changes to how you file a claim. There are two ways to submit your claim.

Military sexual trauma (MST) is sexual harassment that is threatening or physical assault of a sexual nature.

Individual Unemployability is a part of VA's disability compensation program that allows VA to pay certain Veterans disability compensation at the 1% rate, even though VA has not rated their service-connected disabilities at the total level.

Get to know your benefits and prepare for the big stuff " deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement and more.

For help with treatment and health care related to experiences of MST, please contact your local VA Medical Center and ask to speak to the MST Coordinator.

My HealtheVet is VA"s online personal health record. It was designed for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, their dependents and caregivers.

Patient Advocates are highly trained professionals who can help resolve your concerns about any aspect of your health care experience.

Take advantage of the benefits VA offers OEF/OIF Veterans.

Nondiscrimination and Respect; Health Information and Privacy; Partnering in Care; Concerns or Complaints.

Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC), Disability Compensation for Presumptive Conditions, Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans

The purpose of this Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) guide is simple: to present information and describe the process in a user-friendly fashion for a Vietnam veteran or (surviving) family member to file a claim for service-connected disability compensation or death benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for illnesses/diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange and other related herbicides during military service.

Benefits counseling and assistance with filing initial claims for VA benefits.

There are eight distinct steps that most claims for disability compensation follow.

List of common veteran benefits and the time limit in which to apply for them

Reduce the cost of assisted living for eligible veterans and surviving spouses.