IL Armed Forces Legal Aid Network Launches
Legal aid is one of the largest areas of unmet need facing Illinois veterans. We’re helping fix that through the launch of the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN), the first-ever statewide hotline and legal support network for veterans, active duty military, reservists, National Guard and their dependents.
Through the IL-AFLAN, veterans and military personnel can obtain free legal help for urgent family, housing and consumer problems, as well as issues such as discharge upgrades and benefit appeals.
The free hotline [855-452-3526 or 855-IL-AFLAN] will offer legal advice and brief services and then connect veterans and military members to legal aid providers near their community. Nine legal aid providers, spanning every major area of the state, have received grants to provide assistance as part of the IL-AFLAN.
To get the word out about this major new resource, the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation recently hosted two launch events in Chicago and Carbondale (click city name to see event photos). We thank United Airlines and GATX Corporation for their support of the launch.
You can read our press release here and also check out some of the media coverage of the launch.
Click here for more information on the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network.