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If you serve or have served in the military and need legal assistance, this page can help you navigate the network of organizations and services available to you and your family.
California Department of Veterans Affairs
The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) has information on healthcare, housing, education, employment and benefits.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Provides advice for veterans and service members on protecting their finances and planning their financial future.
This government website affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs helps members with legal assistance in obtaining benefits.
National Center for PTSD
The National Center for PTSD is the world’s leading research center providing education, treatment options, and support related to PTSD and traumatic stress for veterans.
Swords to Plowshares
Swords to Plowshares is a veterans service organization that provides online guides covering a range of issues important to veterans, including pensions, mental health exams, military records, and benefits.
Veterans Crisis Line
Free and confidential crisis hotline from specially trained and experienced qualified VA responders. Veterans can get support by phone, text, or chat. Click here for more information.
Job Training & Apprenticeships
California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE)
Department of Labor
Swords to Plowshares
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The State Bar funds organizations throughout California who provide legal services for those with low and moderate incomes. The providers linked below focus on legal aid for veterans and service members.
These lists include providers funded by the State Bar as well as others who frequently provide this service. Please see the organization’s notes for more information. The lists are current as of February 2020.
Los Angeles County
San Diego County
San Francisco County
SF Bay Area
For a complete list of legal aid providers on a broader range of issues, please see this page. Additional legal resources can be found at LawHelpCA.org.
Veterans or service members impacted by California wildfires or other disasters can find help here. Other state agencies can also help:
Laws that Protect Veterans and Service Members