Lone Star Legal Aid

Military & Veterans Unit

The Houston metro area is home to the nation’s second-largest veteran population and Texas’ largest.  Since 1948, Lone Star Legal Aid has been focused to serving this community and now has a dedicated unit located at Combined Arms.  Lone Star Legal Aid’s Military & Veterans Unit (MVU) provides free civil legal services to low-income military veterans, their dependents, and surviving spouses throughout the far reaches of its 72 county service area.

WHO CAN RECEIVE HELP

  • You have served in the military, or
  • You are married to a veteran or are the surviving spouse of a veteran, or
  • Are the child or other dependent of a veteran and currently depend on the veteran for support;
  • Your legal problem is a civil issue;
  • You live within LSLA’s service area; and
  • You meet income- and asset-based criteria.  We serve people who have low incomes and limited assets.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Call toll-free, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm, by phone: 1-844-400-VETS;
  2. Apply by email here;
  3. Apply in person at one of our 13 offices.  Be sure to tell the intake worker that you are applying for help from the Military & Veterans Unit (MVU).
  4. We will ask you to give us a copy of the veteran’s DD-214, a military or dependent ID card, or a VA Healthcare ID card to verify veteran connection or status.  If you do not have a copy of the veteran’s DD-214, we can help you get one for free.

WHAT WE CAN HELP WITH

  • Veterans Benefits;
  • Bankruptcy;
  • Expunctions & Non-Disclosures;
  • Custody & Child Support;
  • Consumer Issues;
  • Divorce & Family Issues;
  • Education;
  • Employment;
  • Housing;
  • Medicare & Medicaid; and
  • Wills & Probate.
Monday Hours: 
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday Hours: 
8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday Hours: 
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday Hours: 
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday Hours: 
8:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: 
No Requirement
Era of Service: 
No Requirement
Programs for Family Members: 
All Spouses
Career Phase: 
Veterans
Retired Military
VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
No Disability Requirement
Discharges Allowed: 
No Minimum Discharge