In recognition of Veterans Day, the National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) is helping advocates and attorneys by releasing a set of recommended resources.
Legal assistance programs often work with older Veterans who may have issues with benefits, housing, health care, and more. Attorneys and advocates can better assist Veterans and their families by establishing practices to both identify Veterans at intake and to screen for eligibility of Veterans benefits. A trauma-informed approach to lawyering is also important when working with older adults who have served.
Here are a few recommended NCLER resources for advocates working with Veterans:
- Resource Sheet: Serving Older Veterans: An Introduction to Veterans Benefits
- Webinar Recording: Legal Basics: Veterans Benefits
- Chapter Summary: Using Reasonable Accommodations to Prevent the Eviction of Elderly Tenants with Disabilities
- Practice Guide: Legal Issue Spotting, Intake, and Referrals
- Elder Justice Toolkit: Non-Litigation Strategies: Reporting
- Elder Justice Toolkit: Trauma-Informed Lawyering
NCLER’s full library of trainings and resources are available on the NCLER website, and we are available for case consultation and technical assistance for professionals assisting older adults by contacting ConsultNCLER@acl.hhs.gov.