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Legal Counsel for the Elderly Veterans Advocacy Skip to content

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En español | To ensure we are best serving older veterans living in our Nation’s capital, LCE launched its Veterans Advocacy Project in 2014. LCE’s Veterans Advocacy Project ensures DC low-income older or disabled veterans with specific claims before the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)

  • LCE assists eligible honorably discharged war-time D.C. veterans aged 60 and older and certain eligible surviving spouses with
    • Claims for (Non-Service Connected) VA Pension benefits
    • Claims for increased ratings for Aid and Attendance for Pension eligible veterans with specific disabling conditions
  • LCE assists eligible D.C. veterans aged 60 and older with
    • Claims for Service Connected Disability Compensation if they are diagnosed with conditions the VA has found to be Presumed Conditions related to military service
  • LCE also assists veterans and surviving spouses aged 60 and older with a
    • Creating  electronic VA benefit portals to access information regarding their VA benefits
    • Disputing allegations of VA debts and overpayments by requesting
      • Waivers of alleged VA debt or
      • More favorable repayment options

LCE does not have the resources to help older veterans and surviving spouses apply for every resource and benefit the VA offers. We encourage veterans seeking help with benefits other than those LCE’s Veterans Advocacy Project accepts to find a local Veteran Service Organization (VSO) for help with benefit questions and claims. VA approved and accredited VSOs can be found at the Department of Veterans Affairs website and they do not charge for help accessing VA benefits and resources. 

Contact: 202-434-2120