Veterans

We can help you if you are a Veteran and need Legal Assistance in any of the following areas:


 Veterans Benefits

 Military Discharge Upgrades and Records Corrections

 Consumer Law and Bankruptcy

 Family Law

 Landlord/Tenant, Housing and Foreclosure

 Low Income Tax Filing

 Employment Law

TYPES OF CASES WE DON’T TAKE:

Criminal cases or fee-generating cases, such as personal injury and class action lawsuits.

How do I apply for legal aid?

 

* Call our veterans unit at 505-814-6719 or email veterans@nmlegalaid.org

 

* Before we can decide whether to accept you as a client, we first need to learn the facts of

your case, find out your goals, and determine your eligibility for our services.

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS 

 

New Mexico Legal Aid currently works with community partners to help Veterans across the State of New Mexico.  These partners include the Veterans Integration Center (VIC) and Goodwill.

Veterans Integration Center:  (505) 296-0800

https://www.nmvic.org/

Goodwill:  (505)881-6401

https://www.goodwillnm.org/veteran-family-services.html

Other Resources


* Department of Veterans Affairs: (800) 827-1000 www.va.gov

 

* VA’s Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255 Ext. 1

 

* VA’s Afghanistan &Iraq Veterans Specific Programs: www.oefoif.va.gov

 

* National Veterans Legal Service Program: (202) 265-8305 Ext. 152 www.lawyersservingwarriors.com

 

* National Call Center Homeless Veterans: (877) 424-3838

 

* National Center for PTSD: www.ptsd.va.gov

 

* How to Apply for a Discharge Upgrade: https://www.va.gov/discharge-upgrade

instructions/guidance

 

*How to Access VA Health Care If You Have a Less You Have a Less than Honorable

Discharge A Guide for Veterans and their Dependents:

https://www.legalservicescenter.org/a-self-help-guide-for-accessing-va-health-care/