Veterans Legal Services

Filed Under: Veterans, Legal
P.O. Box 8457
Boston, ma 02114
Phone: 857-317-4474
Fax: 844-621-2797

Veterans Legal Services promotes equity in the accessing of justice by providing free and comprehensive civil legal aid services to economically disadvantaged military veterans in Massachusetts. VLS helps former service members obtain the stability and financial security necessary to live the healthy, happy, and dignified lives they deserve.

Available Legal Services

  • Bankruptcy
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • CORI issues/sealing criminal records
  • Consumer debt
  • Discharge upgrades
  • Divorce
  • Domestic violence protections
  • Housing (e.g., evictions, conditions issues)
  • Immigration
  • Access to public benefits (e.g., SNAP, MassHealth)
  • Subsidized housing eligibility
  • Social security
  • State and federal veterans benefits
  • Other non-criminal legal issues

Online Screening Form

Service hours

M - F 9am - 5pm

Requirements & Restrictions

1) You served in the United States military, National Guard, or Reserves (any discharge status)

2) You currently reside in Massachusetts

3) Your household income is less than 300% of the federal poverty level

4) Your legal case must be based in Massachusetts

5)VLS must have topical expertise in your case subject matter

VLS does not provide services on criminal defense matters, Department of Children & Families cases, personal injury cases, or medical malpractice cases.


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 20, 2022


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