OUR SERVICES

The Legal Aid Society of Columbus assists low-income veterans and their families with civil legal needs, and provides referrals to specialized veteran legal service programs. LASC provides information, advice and representation in service-related areas such as the following:

  • Applications to upgrade or correct a DD 214
  • For more information on our discharge upgrade services please view our flyer.
  • Appealing an overpayment
  • Appealing compensation or pension denials or terminations
  • Repaying VA home loans

LASC is a 2017-2019 Equal Justice Works Fellowship grant recipient

SYSTEMIC ADVOCACY

A study conducted by the Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) has found that the military boards charged with addressing veterans’ discharge upgrade requests grant claims on the basis of racial discrimination at a lower rate than their overall grant rate.

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Veterans

Contact LASC with questions or for help with situations such as the following:

  • Applying to upgrade or correct a discharge status
  • Appealing an overpayment
  • Appealing compensation or pension claims denials or rating decisions
  • Repaying VA home loans

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

VA Brief Advice Clinic

LASC also offers a brief advice clinic at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center every Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Low-income veterans are offered the opportunity to meet with a volunteer attorney who can answer legal questions. See our flyer for additional information.

Grassbaugh Veteran’s Project

Assists Franklin County veterans with civil legal needs in the areas of housing and consumer law.

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Franklin County Veterans Service Commission

Assists Franklin County veterans with all VA benefits issues and provides a variety of funds to veterans to avoid homelessness. If you are wondering what benefits you may be eligible for through the VA, you should contact the VSC.
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