Northeast New Jersey Legal Services-Veterans Assistance Project

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services-Veterans Assistance Project

Providing free legal services to low-income Bergen, Hudson and Passaic County veterans and their families.

What is the Veterans Assistance Project?

The Veterans Assistance Project provides low-income and homeless veterans with access to quality legal representation and advice to address civil legal issues that impact their health, income, housing and family stability.

If you are a veteran and you think you may have a legal issue listed in this brochure, please contact NNJLS to find out how we can help.

In addition to direct services, NNJLS provides community legal education workshops on a range of topics that affect veterans and military families.

Organizations interested in arranging for an attorney presentation are invited to contact us at (201) 792-6363. The Veterans Assistance Project is an AmeriCorps program.

Services we  provide:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits:

Legal representation and advice in matters involving:

*VA Determinations to Deny Service-Connected Disability Benefits.

*VA Determinations to Award Partial Service-Connected Disability Benefits at a Lower Percentage.

*Military Pension Benefits for Non-Service-Connected Disabilities.


Legal representation and advice in matters involving:

*VA Medical Benefits




Legal representation and advice in matters involving:



*Public Housing

*Rent Assistance


Public Benefits:

Legal representation and advice in matters involving eligibility for public benefits such as:

*Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSD/SSI)

*Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

*Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps)

*General Assistance (GA)

*Other Benefits


Legal representation and advice in matters involving:


*Unfair and Deceptive Practices




Legal representation and advice to remove legal barriers to employment, including:

*Record Expungements

*Driver’s License Restoration

*Credit History Repair

Who are we?

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) is a non-profit corporation supportive with public and private funds.

We provide free legal services to financially eligible residents of Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties in a variety of civil legal matters, including public benefits, housing, family and consumer issues.

Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services. We seek to assure that access to the civil justice system is not denied to individuals simply because they cannot afford a private attorney.


You may be eligible for free legal assistance if you live in Bergen, Hudson or Passaic Counties. These are income and asset eligibility guidelines for free legal aid as well as regulations and priorities which may limit the types of cases that NNJLS accepts.

If you are not eligible for our services, our staff will try to make an appropriate referral.

Do you have a legal problem?

If so, please contact your local county office at:

NNJLS-Bergen County Division

190 Moore Street, Suite 100

Hackensack, NJ  07601

Phone: (201) 487-2165

Fax: (201) 487-3513

NNJLS: Hudson County Division

574 Summit Avenue

Jersey City, NJ  07306

Phone: (201) 792-6363

Fax: (201) 798-9780

Fax: (201) 798-8780

NNJLS: Passaic County Division

152 Market Street, 6th Floor

Paterson, NJ  07505

Phone: (973) 523-2900

Fax: (973) 523-9002

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services is an equal opportunity affirmative action agency and provides services without regard to race, color, gender, age, disability, religion, national origin or sexual orientation.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Northeast New Jersey Legal Services pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call or email them for more information.



About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Northeast New Jersey Legal Services-Veterans Assistance Project

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call or email them directly for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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