Veterans and Military

New Veterans’ Civil Legal Hotline available for New York Veterans Needing Free Legal Assistance

New Veterans’ Civil Legal Hotline available for New York Veterans Needing Free Legal Assistance

December 17, 2013 at 4:59 am 0 comments

Home to over 1,000,000 veterans, New Yorkers lead the way in service to our country.  80,000 New York veterans have served or are currently serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including more than 7,000 members of the New York Army National Guard. Many of our Veterans have beenRead More

Our Short List of Top Veterans’ Resources and Programs

November 11, 2013 at 11:56 am 0 comments

During this time we honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. Home to over 1,000,000 Veterans, New Yorkers lead the way in service to our country.  80,000 New York veterans have served or are currently serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including moreRead More

Important Fall 2013 Education Benefits for Veterans and their Spouses

August 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm 0 comments

Its hard to believe its already that time again.  Time to register for Fall college classes! For veterans that may not qualify or have already used up their Post-9/11 GI Bill, there are important state benefits and additional resources   available to fill in the gaps where federal benefits leaveRead More

Military Consumer Protection Tools and Tips

Military Consumer Protection Tools and Tips

July 17, 2013 at 8:50 pm 0 comments

Our soldiers and military personnel can often fall victim to scams and fraud. Away from their family for extended periods of time and constantly changing their address, it’s easy to lose track and leave holes for a thief to swipe up your identity in a matter of seconds. According toRead More

Memorial Day Brings Many Implications for NYC – Remembering Our Solidiers and Beaches

Memorial Day Brings Many Implications for NYC – Remembering Our Solidiers and Beaches

May 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm 0 comments

Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!! The stream of red, white and blue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn in honor of the men and women that have given their lives for our country was beautiful. There’s nothing like the coming together of the families that wear theirRead More

Veterans and Loved Ones Can Now Access 24/7 Assistance via Crisis Line: Avert Possible Crisis by Seeking Help for Emotional Distress

Veterans and Loved Ones Can Now Access 24/7 Assistance via Crisis Line: Avert Possible Crisis by Seeking Help for Emotional Distress

April 22, 2013 at 4:34 pm 0 comments

The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text messaging. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message toRead More

Free legal assistance available for NYC veterans, service members, and their families struggling with student loan debt

October 19, 2012 at 12:27 am 0 comments

Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP) and  South Brooklyn Legal Services Veterans’ Rights Project (SBLS) are providing free legal assistance for veterans, service members and their families who are struggling with student loan debt and legal problems associated with sham trade and for-profit schools they attended. Many for-profit schools aggressively targetRead More

10 Legal Protections for New Yorkers to Consider During the Summer

July 2, 2012 at 3:09 am 0 comments

Summer is once again upon us.  For many, this is the time of the year where we find ourselves traveling, dealing with projects and issues that we had been putting off all Winter, and trying to stay cool.  As you go about your summer, consider the following legal protections toRead More

Mental Health Services Expanded for Veterans and Their Families

Mental Health Services Expanded for Veterans and Their Families

May 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm 0 comments

The United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) announced last week that it will add approximately 1,900 more mental health workers, to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff.   This is in part of its mission to expand access to mental health servicesRead More

General Information about the two types of G.I. Bill

July 29, 2011 at 7:54 pm 0 comments

In 2010, the Obama administration announced that after nine years of fighting, the U.S. Army would begin to withdraw the American troops currently stationed in Afghanistan.  With the pullout planned for July of 2011, thousands of American troops will return to their home soil as early as next month.  ThereRead More