Veterans Assistance and Resources
The Office of the Attorney General is dedicated to supporting Virginians who are serving and who have served our country. There are 27 military bases in Virginia and approximately 1 of every 10 Virginia residents is a veteran (approximately 800,000). These Service members and veterans contribute significantly to Virginia’s growing economy.
Assistant Attorney General Jim Flaherty is the office’s designated lead on veterans’ issues. AAG Flaherty is a veteran of the United States Navy.
Attorney General Herring is proud to announce the Office of the Attorney General’s very first pro bono veterans legal services clinic to help veterans create important legal documents including wills, powers of attorney and advanced medical directives. Below are the links to various resources that may be helpful to Service members, veterans, and their families. Get more information here.
Mental Health Resources
Veterans Crisis Line – This organization provides confidential help for veterans and their Families.
Veterans Benefits Assistance
Assistance with obtaining veterans benefits can be obtained at DVS Benefit Offices located throughout Virginia.
Legal Services (free or reduced fee)
Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic – This clinic at William & Mary Law School provides assistance with disability compensation claims.
Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic – This clinic at the George Mason University Law School offers free legal services to Service members and veterans in a wide variety of litigation and non-litigation matters.
Veterans Consortium - The Veterans Consortium provides assistance with federal veteran benefits appeals.
Virginia Bar Association Veterans Initiative - The Virginia Bar Association Veterans Initiative provides civil or criminal legal services for Service members (including Guard and Reserve), veterans and their families.
Other Resources for Veterans, Military Service Members and their Families
Virginia Business One Stop – Virginia Business One Stop provides assistance in starting a small business.