Types of cases not considered in most Legal Aid Societies:
(1) Personal injury or property damage in large amounts, libel, slander, patents and copyrights.
(2) Naturalization, immigration, deportation, petitions in bankruptcy, civil service, complicated
accounting, equity action such as injunctions, specific performance, partnership accountings.
Since judge advocates general are not permitted to take cases in civilian courts, soldiers of lower
grades and those with heavy emergency expenditures may need the services of a Legal Aid Society.
The Veterans Administration (VA)
The VA is responsible for administering the major veteran's programs authorized by Congress.
Although Army chaplains work with active duty soldiers, there are often problems and questions that
should be referred to the VA.
The Veterans Administration has regional offices throughout the United States. Questions
concerning benefits and services should be addressed to the nearest Veterans Administration office.
Chaplains should secure the Fact Sheet, published by the VA, which describes the benefits administered
by the agency.
b. Some of the problems referred to the Veterans Administration are:
(1) Indemnity compensation for widows, orphan children and dependent parents of decreased
military personnel under provisions of the Survivor's Benefits Act.
(2) Social Security rights.
(3) Disability compensation.
(4) Medical and dental care.