Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) provides free legal representation, advice, and referrals to Veterans in every town in Connecticut.
Looking to make a referral, click here.
As a recovery-focused organization, CVLC serves Veterans through a medical-legal partnership (MLP) model in which we partner with Veterans Administration Hospitals (“the VA”) and other connected providers to foster holistic support for Veterans alongside their clinicians. Our attorneys represent Veterans in almost every type of civil case related to our core mission of removing legal barriers to income, housing, and healthcare.
Learn more about our various legal services below. If you are looking to make a referral, please fill out the form on the bottom of this page (in the blue section) and submit it through the referral form (at the bottom of the page) to our screening and referral team for review.
Still have questions? Check out our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page.
"As a primary care physician for patients experiencing homelessness I have witnessed firsthand the power of legal assistance in improving the lives of my patients."- Dr. David Rosenthal, VA Nurse
CVLC SERVICES & LEGAL COUNSeL SUPPORT
CONSUMER DEBT DISPUTES
MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA (MST)
Trans & LGBTQ+ Support
Bias & DISCRIMINATION
PACT Act Information
PACT Act backdated benefits deadline extended! Veterans now have until 11:59PM ET on Monday, August 14, 2023 to file your PACT Act claim—or submit your intent to file—and be eligible for benefits backdated to August 10, 2022. Take advantage of this extension and file now!
Learn more using the links below. You should never be charged to apply for disability benefits. If you need help, seek out a Veterans Service Organization or other accredited agency.
VA landing page for PACT Act – how to apply, and what is covered
Veterans of Foreign Wars PACT Act landing page – details of what is covered and what is not
If as part of your application process you are experiencing legal challenges and need legal support, please contact our intake like at (203) 479-0375.
Referring A Veteran / Client
Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) works with Veterans in treatment recovering from mental health challenges, addiction and substance abuse, and/or experiencing homelessness. CVLC works directly with Veterans who are referred to us by their mental health clinician, case manager, or physician.
To make a client referral to CVLC’s legal teams and start the intake process, please follow these steps:
- Completely fill out the CVLC Referral Packet (linked in the column to the right)
- Submit using the Client Referral Form (below), attaching the completed and signed CVLC Referral Packet OR fax the completed and signed form and packet to (203) 889-0111
- Once we receive the completed form, a member of our intake team will be in contact with you.
Still have questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org OR call or text our intake line at (203) 479-0375.
Intake and Program Access Specialist
CVLC Referral Packet
Please download the CVLC referral packet, fill it out completely, and submit it as an attachment to the client referral form below.
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(top of page) Christy Fisher, CVLC Senior Counsel, meeting with David McNamara, VA Nurse. Photo by Desirea Stott-Rodgers Photography.
(middle of page) Stock images by RODNAE Productions.
(bottom of page) Charles McClain, Veteran and former client (left) and Robert Lagrua, Veteran and former client (right). Photos by Desirea Stott-Rodgers Photography.