The Houston metro area is home to the nation’s second-largest veteran population and Texas’ largest.  Since 1948, Lone Star Legal Aid has been focused to serving this community and now has a dedicated unit located at Combined Arms.  Lone Star Legal Aid’s Military & Veterans Unit (MVU) provides free civil legal services to low-income military veterans, their dependents, and surviving spouses throughout the far reaches of it’s 72 county service area.


  1. You:
    • have served in the military, or
    • you are married to a veteran or are the surviving spouse of a veteran, or
    • are the child or other dependent of a veteran and currently depend on the veteran for support;
  2. Your legal problem is a civil issue;
  3. You live within LSLA’s service area; and
  4. You meet income- and asset-based criteria.  We serve people who have low incomes and limited assets.


  1. Call toll-free, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm, by phone: 1-844-400-VETS;
  2. Apply by email here;
  3. Apply in person at one of our 13 offices.  Be sure to tell the intake worker that you are applying for help from the Military & Veterans Unit (MVU).
  4. We will ask you to give us a copy of the veteran’s DD-214, a military or dependent ID card, or a VA Healthcare ID card to verify veteran connection or status.  If you do not have a copy of the veteran’s DD-214, we can help you get one for free.


  • Veterans Benefits;
  • Bankruptcy;
  • Expunctions & Non-Disclosures;
  • Custody & Child Support;
  • Consumer Issues;
  • Divorce & Family Issues;
  • Education;
  • Employment;
  • Housing;
  • Medicare & Medicaid; and
  • Wills & Probate.

The Military & Veterans Unit is made possible by grants from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ AssistanceTexas Access to Justice Foundation, and Night Court.