division of veterans affairs

Rhode Island’s only law school, in partnership with a local law firm, is opening a legal clinic for disabled veterans. Students at the Roger Williams University Law School will work directly with veterans.


With a little supervision, the lawyers-in-training will help veterans who have been denied disability benefits, navigate the appeals process.

Erik Wallim, director of the veterans’ advocacy group Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, says that process can involve a lot of red tape and long wait times for a resolution.

New Veterans' Home Project Hits Milestone

Oct 21, 2014

Rhode Island is steps closer to opening a new veterans’ home in Bristol. The state-of-the-art residence is to expected to break ground next year.

A Place For Homeless Veterans in Providence

Jun 17, 2013
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Governor Lincoln Chafee, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse will be among the dignitaries who gather Monday morning for the dedication of  Joyce House – an apartment building for homeless vets.  Rhode Island has roughly 270 homeless veterans, but has designated beds for only about a third of them.

Rhode Island has unveiled a new, one-stop-shopping web site for veterans.

The new site brings together links and information about the range of services Rhode Island and the federal government offer veterans. From the home page, veterans can find links to Rhode Island college tuition programs, sign up for state and federal benefits, and even locate a service member’s grave.