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Veterans Clinic: Resources

This guide will help students locate and use resources for representing veteran clients and their families.

Consumer Issues

Many benefits are available to assist veterans in getting a good start on their civilian lives. Chief among these benefits are assistance in getting an education and in purchasing homes. Unfortunately, predatory lenders and other scam artists prey on veterans to take advantage of the funds the veterans have access to through these programs. This page lists tools that will assist you in representing your clients in these cases.

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

The FDCPA, 15 U.S.C. § 1692-1692p, was originally approved in 1977 as an amendment to the Consumer Credit Protection Act to create legal protection from abusive debt collection practices.

Debt Assistance

Military Consumer is a joint initiative of the Department of Defense and the Federal Trade Commission to empower active duty and retired service members, military families, veterans and civilians in the military community to combat fraud and make better decisions about managing money. is a non-profit that provides information about financial assistance, debt solutions and unemployment issues.


CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA) works to help military families overcome unique financial challenges by providing educational resources, monitoring complaints, and working with other agencies to solve problems faced by service members.

National Consumer Law Center Digital Library

The NCLC Digital Library is a subscription library of treatises on consumer law.  To access from off campus, you will need to use your USDOne login and password. Topics include debtor rights, deception, warranties, consumer litigation, credit and banking. These materials originated as a print collection, and the books are also listed individually in the USD online catalog. Each title is linked to the digital library directly from our catalog.

There is also a Quick Start Guide to using the library. The Help page provides more detailed instructions.