Swords to Plowshares is one of the few organizations in the country that provides free legal consultation and attorney representation to veterans seeking assistance with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and military discharge upgrade cases. Our attorneys play an essential role by helping veterans remove unjust legal barriers to VA benefits. Our services are targeted to address the needs of homeless and low-income veterans. All services are free of charge.
Our clients have a 90% success rate for claims that come to resolution. Every $1 we spend on the free legal services we provide for veterans leverages $26 in direct VA benefits.
Swords to Plowshares’ attorneys only assist with VA benefits issues and discharge upgrades. All veterans are eligible for a free one-time consultation with our attorneys, regardless of discharge status, the era of service, or length of service.
Although we will meet with any veteran, we are limited to providing ongoing assistance beyond the one-time consultation to low-income and homeless San Francisco residents only.
If you, or someone you know, is in need of VA benefits and/or discharge upgrade assistance, please see information below about meeting with our attorneys.
If you are a veteran seeking VA benefits, a discharge upgrade, or just need copies of your military records, our self-help materials may have the information you need.
Please review and download our Self-Help Guides.