A new website has been launched to help veterans appeal a denial of VA benefits on their own or request a free attorney to help with the appeal.

The website, at vetsprobono.org, was launched by two organizations: the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, which provides free legal counsel to veterans and their families, and Pro Bono Net, a non-profit dedicated to increasing access to justice for the disadvantaged.

The focus of the new website is on helping veterans appeal adverse decisions from the Board of Veterans’ Appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

The new website guides users through an automated interview process. Once the information is obtained, the website generates the paperwork necessary for users to file an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The site also provides resources, videos and information about the appellate process, giving veterans the option of processing the appeal on their own or connecting with a pro bono attorney. The site also allows attorneys to volunteer their services, and it matches inexperienced lawyers with mentors to learn the appellate process for appealing VA benefit denials.

Ed Glabus, executive director of The Veterans Consortium, described the new online portal in a press release as follows: “This new web platform . . . helps us live our credo that our veterans in need, our nation’s defenders, deserve the benefits and compensation they were promised, and the best legal services free of charge, to meet their challenges,”

For additional information concerning VA compensation and pension benefits, visit: http://vanarellilaw.com/va-benefits/

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