Veterans Legal Services

Filed Under: Legal, Veterans
Location
P.O. Box 8457
Boston, ma 02114
Phone
Office Phone: 857-317-4474
Fax: 844-621-2797
Online
info@veteranslegalservices.org
Website
Services

Veterans Legal Services is a non-profit organization offering free legal advice and representation to homeless and low-income veterans in the Boston area.

Veterans Legal Services serves over 500 clients per year at legal clinics located in service centers. Legal issues handled are primarily in the following areas: Family Law/Domestic Relations, Landlord/Tenant, Public Housing, CORI/Criminal Records, Consumer Debt, Public Benefits, State and Federal Veterans’ Benefits. Veterans Legal Services does not handle the following: Labor, Dept. of Children & Families Cases, Fee Generating Matters, Criminal Law.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, their in-person clinics are temporarily suspended until further notice. Given this necessary change, they are conducting intakes over the phone. Veterans seeking assistance are encouraged to call their office during business hours for an initial eligibility screen and intake, if applicable.

Service hours

M - F 9am - 5pm

Other Locations

Services are available through the following legal clinics for low-income veterans only. Please call their office for eligibility screening and to check clinic dates and times.

Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center- By appointment only. Approximately every 6 weeks. 200 Springs Road, Building 80, Bedford, MA.

Chelsea Soldiers’ Home- Walk-in. Most alternating Mondays, 10:30 a.m., 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA.

New England Center & Home for Veterans- Walk-in. Most Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. 17 Court Street (Government Center), Boston, MA.

Norfolk County Veterans Treatment Court- For veterans participating in the Veterans Treatment Court only. Usually the first Tuesday of each month. 631 High Street, Dedham, MA.

Weather Cancellation Policy- Clinics are not held if Boston Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Transportation

While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated January 4, 2021

Alert

Agency information may have changed due to COVID-19. Please contact individual agencies to double-check their information.