Veterans and the War at Home Part IV: Free Veterans Resources

In this four part series, we examine the War at Home faced by veterans who return from active duty, and resources for veterans and their families. If you are a veteran or family member in need of legal assistance, we welcome you to contact our team today. We proudly serve veterans from all branches of the military in all 50 states.

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Free Veterans Resources

For many additional, regularly updated resources, see our Free Veterans Disability Resources page.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office
575 N. Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1581
(800) 827-1000

Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs
302 W. Washington Street, Room E120
Indianapolis, IN 46204-7721
(800) 400-4520

2004 Annual Benefits Report of the VBA
This report reflects a number of important facts about who is receiving veterans benefits, why, where and how much. The last page contains a number of VA and VA related websites. In 2004, the VA was paying $1.75 billion dollars in compensation and pensions to nearly 240,000 claimants.

Board of Veterans Appeals
810 Vermont Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20420

The Board of Veterans Appeals website includes Board decisions and a plain language pamphlet, “Understanding the Appeal Process.

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Clerk of the Court
625 Indiana Ave. N.W., Suite 900,
Washington, DC 20004

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims website contains court decisions, case status information, rules and procedures, and other special announcements.

National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA)
P.O. Box 65876
Washington, DC 20035-5876
(440) 838-9887

Army Reserve Almanac
P.O. Box 4144
Falls Church, VA 22044-0144
(703) 532-1631

The almanac is a great resource for basic information on benefits including disability benefits that give plain language information and points of contact.

(800) 336-4590

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense agency established to create and to maintain employer support for members of the National Guard and Reserve. Through its Ombudsman Program ESGR provides information and assistance to servicemembers to help resolve employment related disputes. ESGR is not an enforcement agency and does not provide legal counsel or advice.

Department of Labor
(866) 4-USA-DOL

To the extent that an Ombudsmen is not able to resolve the employment dispute the servicemember may contact the Department of Labor which will provide assistance and potential legal assistance through the office of the Advocate General. The local Veterans Employment and Training Service office of the Department of Labor in Indianapolis may be reached at (317) 232-6804.

Veterans Benefits Manual, Barton F. Stichman, Ronald B. Abrams
(800) 446-3410

Federal Veterans Advocates, Rules and Regulations
(800) 446-3410

Army Judge Advocate General
This website is a great resource for information regarding Guard & Reserve Issues in the Legal Assistance section including the employment related issues involving the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and other mobilization issues involving the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

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