Joining Forces Project (Veterans' Hotline)

Program uses Language Line (Y/N)
Intake days/hours (by phone)
Tuesdays, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Thursdays, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Advice/Help Hotline Phone
Advice/Help Hotline Days/Hours
Tuesdays, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Thursdays, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Cost or fee (describe)
Condition of waiver (describe)
Must be financially eligible
Maryland Legal Services Corporation Guidelines
Must be veteran, regardless of discharge status
Program Description

Have you served in the military?  If you are financially eligible for the hotline services and have served in the military, regardless of your military discharge status, you can call the veterans’ hotline at (443) 863-4040 for help with your civil legal issues.

Maryland Legal Aid’s Joining Forces project is a free, statewide legal telephone hotline specifically for low-income individuals who have served in any branch of the military. Callers receive direct and immediate access to legal assistance and brief advice on a wide range of civil legal issues.

The veterans’ hotline will provide assistance with a number of civil legal issues, including but not limited to:

Consumer Rights

  • Bankruptcy
  • Debt Collection
  • Foreclosure
  • Wage Garnishment

Family Law

  • Child Support
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence

Government Benefits

  • SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • SSI & SSDI
  • Temporary Cash Assistance
  • Unemployment


  • Breach of Lease
  • Evictions
  • Foreclosure
  • Landlord/Tenant issues

Veterans’ Benefits*

  • Disability
  • Education
  • Pensions
  • Upgrades and Discharges

Get Help:

You can access civil legal help by calling the veterans’ hotline at (443) 863-4040 during the following days and times:

  • Tuesdays, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

If you need more extensive legal representation, beyond what is available by telephone, you may be referred to a volunteer attorney who may be able to provide further guidance and assistance. Maryland Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

Veterans benefits
Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics

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