Types of Cases We Accept
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- CORI Issues/Sealing Criminal Records
- Consumer Debt
- Discharge Upgrades
- Domestic Violence
- Housing (Evictions, Security Deposits, Conditions Issues)
- Public Benefits (SNAP, MassHealth, etc.)
- Subsidized Housing Eligibility
- Social Security
- State and Federal Veterans Benefits*
*Veterans Legal Services is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is not part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or any other government agency. VLS is committed to advocating in front of the VA and other state and federal agencies to assist low-income veterans in obtaining the benefits they have earned and deserve.
Geographic Area Served
Clients must reside in Massachusetts and must attend one of VLS’s legal clinics for an in-person intake. Cases must be in one of the following counties:
For more information on VLS’s eligibility guidelines, please visit the For Clients page.
Clinic Locations and Times
Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center
200 Springs Road, Building 80
Bedford, MA 01730
Approximately every 6 weeks. Call Paul Cheney at the Bedford VA at 781-687-2575 to schedule or cancel an appointment. Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time.
Chelsea Soldiers’ Home
91 Crest Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
Two Mondays per month, 10:30am
Call 857-317-4474 to confirm which Mondays.
Greater Boston Stand Down, IBEW Local 102
256 Freeport Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
The official date for the 2017 Greater Boston Stand Down is forthcoming.
New England Center & Home for Veterans
17 Court Street (Government Center)
Boston, MA 02108
Most Wednesdays, 6:00pm
Call 857-317-4474 to confirm that clinic will be held.
Norfolk County Veterans Treatment Court
Note: VLS provides civil (non-criminal case) support to veterans participating in the Veterans Treatment Court. If you have a question specific to the Norfolk County/Dedham Veterans Treatment Court, call their hotline directly at (781) 329-4777 x412.
631 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Usually first Tuesday of each month. Call 857-317-4474 to confirm that a VLS attorney will be present.
Clinic Scheduling Policy – Dates for VLS’s legal clinics at the Chelsea Soldiers Home and Norfolk County Veterans Treatment Court are scheduled on a quarterly basis and are forthcoming for the months of July, August, and September 2017.
Weather Cancellation Policy – To ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and clients, Veterans Legal Services does not hold clinic if Boston Public Schools are closed due to weather.