For Veterans

Learn about the resources available to you below

VetLex is now open for Pro Bono Legal Referrals in Illinois!

Coming Soon to Additional States!

Active Duty


Spouses & Dependents

Veterans & Military Community in Illinois

Call: 855-452-3526 (855-ILAFLAN) Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you are Active Duty (includes National Guard and Reserves), a Veteran, or Qualified Spouse/Dependent, and resident of any county of Illinois or stationed in Illinois, and if you have a civil issue, call the Illinois Armed Forced Legal Assistance Network at 855-452-3526 (855-ILAFLAN), Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. You will speak to an attorney. If your case is appropriate for VetLex, it will be referred to us and we will assist you with locating a potential attorney for your case.

IL-AFLAN is a project of the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation. For more information, Click Here


For Veterans Seeking Help to Apply for VA Disability Benefits


If you are looking for legal help in preparing an application for VA disability benefits (regardless of where you live) fill out an online request for assistance. Your access code is: VETLEX. VetLex will route your request to the ABA Veterans Claims Assistance Network (VCAN), which will work to connect you with a pro bono attorney to assist you in preparing your VA disability claim.

To complete an online request for assistance, Click Here

If, however, you need assistance with appealing a VA disability decision, Click Here

VetLex Areas of Expertise

Family Law

Consumer Rights & Debt Advocacy

Estate/Probate Law

Housing Law


Benefits Advocacy & Disability Law


ABA Home Front

Educational materials and a national referral directory to assist military and veterans learn about legal rights and find legal assistance

Hire Heroes USA

A non-profit organization assisting U.S. military veterans and their spouses with their employment search.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

National group serving the troops and veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Website includes resources on legal, medical, and benefits issues.

National Veterans Legal Services Program

NVLSP is an independent, non-profit, charitable organization acting to ensure that the U.S. government honors the pact made with our 25 million veterans.

Stateside Legal

An information portal funded by the Legal Services Corporation providing legal information for military families on a variety of topics.

Tips for Lifelong Caregiving

A resource center for caregivers of disabled veterans with information on legal topics, as well as financial matters and other issues.

Veterans Administration Facilities

Free legal clinics in VA facilities