Gretchen is a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). LSC grantee Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia provided her much-needed legal help.
Most low-income veterans do not get all the legal help they need.
Low-income veteran households did not receive any or enough legal help for 84% of their civil legal problems in the past year.
The 2021 Justice Gap Measurement Survey showed that 76% of low-income veteran households experienced at least one civil legal problem in the past year, and 44% experienced at least five. The most common problems related to consumer issues, health care, and income maintenance. Individuals from low-income households with veterans sought legal help for 34% of the problems that substantially affected them.
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