Most veterans know that they are entitled to benefits including basic health care and education assistance which is offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs, but many don’t know that there are several other benefits available to veterans and their families such as caregiver support, death benefits, mortgage help and more.

If you’re a veteran and don’t know all of the benefits you’re eligible for, or do know, but don’t know where to turn for help obtaining those benefits, the Broome County Bar Association wants to help. Maybe you’re a veteran who needs help with estate planning or maybe you’ve got questions about what benefits New York State offers for veteran-owned business. The Broome County Bar Association wants to help.

On Saturday, November 17, 2018, The Broome County Bar Association will be offering a free veterans legal clinic from 9:30 a.m. To 1:00 p.m. at the Broome County Public Library, 185 Court Street in Binghamton.

At the veterans legal clinic, you’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of a 30-minute private consultation with an attorney, listen to speakers cover subjects such as discharge upgrades, service-connected disability application/appeal process and more. There will also be resource tables at your disposal.

If you would like to have a free consultation with an attorney, you must register to do so no later than Thursday, November 8, 2018, by calling 518-640-3690 or by sending an email to

[via Broome County Bar Association/Hinman, Howard & Kattell LLP]