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Dedicated legal advice service for diggers visits Lismore

Free advice for current and former members of the defence force and their dependants will be available in Lismore on Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23.

The free, confidential and expert legal advice about pensions, disability claims, compensation and other benefits will be run by by Legal Aid NSW’s dedicated veterans’ entitlements service.

‘We regularly see veterans who have suffered significant injuries as a result of their service and do not realise that they are entitled to claim a pension, or are entitled to more than they realise,’ Legal Aid NSW senior advocate Esther Rice said.

‘Legal Aid NSW can advise those who have served their country about what claims they may have and how to take those claims forward. If you are considering making a claim and are not sure where to start, you should speak to the experts first.’

‘We also offer practical support, including help to complete forms and questionnaires, and assistance lodging pension claims.’

The service is open to veterans who served at home, in peacekeeping forces, or in armed conflict at any time, whatever their age.

‘No veteran is too old or too young to benefit from our help,’ Ms Rice said.

Last financial year, the dedicated Veterans’ Advocacy Service at Legal Aid NSW provided more than 2500 free legal advice and assistance services to veterans and their families.

The free clinic will be held on Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23 at Legal Aid NSW, Level 4, Westlawn Building, 29 Molesworth Street, Lismore.

Appointments are essential – call (02) 9219 5148 to secure your place.


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