Thousands of Veterans and their loved ones appeal annually to federal courts in DC, seeking to overturn their denial of benefits claims. Many are elderly, experiencing financial hardship, or suffering from serious conditions like PTSD; all deserve high-quality legal advice. TVC's Discharge Upgrade Program serves those who, because of conduct related to service-connected mental health issues, have received an other-than-honorable discharge and are denied benefits as a result (2000 successful upgrades to date). It provides free services to over 1000 Veterans and their families each year. It also manages two free clinics a week one for women by women attorneys and offers start-up funding for Veterans clinics at partner law schools. These services mean Veterans can access the life-changing benefits that our country has vowed to provide.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 2

Where They Operate: Internationally; ; Wherever U.S. veterans reside worldwide

Age Groups Served: All

Population(s) Served: Veterans/Military Families

  • Number of people (veterans, caregivers, family members) we serve annually:   500+
  • Number of volunteers who work with us annually:   1000+

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Budget (FY2023)

  • The current budget for The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program is: $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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