Lone Star Legal Aid

Military & Veterans Unit

The Houston metro area is home to the nation’s second-largest veteran population and Texas’ largest.  Since 1948, Lone Star Legal Aid has been focused to serving this community and now has a dedicated unit located at Combined Arms.  Lone Star Legal Aid’s Military & Veterans Unit (MVU) provides free civil legal services to low-income military veterans, their dependents, and surviving spouses throughout the far reaches of its 72 county service area.

WHO CAN RECEIVE HELP

  • You have served in the military, or
  • You are married to a veteran or are the surviving spouse of a veteran, or
  • Are the child or other dependent of a veteran and currently depend on the veteran for support;
  • Your legal problem is a civil issue;
  • You live within LSLA’s service area; and
  • You meet income- and asset-based criteria.  We serve people who have low incomes and limited assets.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Call toll-free, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm, by phone: 1-844-400-VETS;
  2. Apply by email here;
  3. Apply in person at one of our 13 offices.  Be sure to tell the intake worker that you are applying for help from the Military & Veterans Unit (MVU).
  4. We will ask you to give us a copy of the veteran’s DD-214, a military or dependent ID card, or a VA Healthcare ID card to verify veteran connection or status.  If you do not have a copy of the veteran’s DD-214, we can help you get one for free.

WHAT WE CAN HELP WITH

  • Veterans Benefits;
  • Bankruptcy;
  • Expunctions & Non-Disclosures;
  • Custody & Child Support;
  • Consumer Issues;
  • Divorce & Family Issues;
  • Education;
  • Employment;
  • Housing;
  • Medicare & Medicaid; and
  • Wills & Probate.

Eligibility

Career Phase:
  • Veterans
  • Retired Military
Discharges Allowed:
  • No Minimum Discharge
Military Branch:
  • No Requirement
Programs for Family Members:
  • All Spouses
Service Counties:
  • Brazoria
  • Chambers
  • Fort Bend
  • Galveston
  • Harris
  • Liberty
  • Montgomery
  • Waller
  • Bell
  • Coryell
  • Falls
  • Lampasas
  • McLennan
  • Milam
  • Brazos
  • Burleson
  • Grimes
  • Leon
  • Madison
  • Robertson
  • Walker
  • Washington
  • Cherokee
  • Gregg
  • Harrison
  • Henderson
  • Rains
  • Rusk
  • Smith
  • Upshur
  • Van Zandt
  • Wood
  • Angelina
  • Nacogdoches
  • Panola
  • San Augustine
  • Shelby
  • Hardin
  • Jefferson
  • Orange
  • Bowie
  • Camp
  • Cass
  • Franklin
  • Marion
  • Morris
  • Red River
  • Titus
  • Fayette
  • Lee
  • Austin
  • Colorado
  • Matagorda
  • Wharton
  • Anderson
  • Freestone
  • Houston
  • Jasper
  • Limestone
  • Newton
  • Polk
  • Sabine
  • San Jacinto
  • Trinity
  • Tyler
  • Bosque
  • Delta
  • Hill
  • Hopkins
  • Lamar
  • Navarro
  • Virtual - Online Only
Services Category:
  • VA Claims Assistance
  • Legal-Civil & Family Law
  • Legal - Discharge Upgrades
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
  • No Disability Requirement
Vet Plus:
  • No Requirement
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