Tessa Riggio

  • Hosted by Public Law Center
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps, Public Law Center
  • Service location Santa Ana, California
  • Issue area Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2016
  • Program AmeriCorps VISTA, Veterans Legal Corps

The Project

Tessa provided legal services and advise to low-income and homeless veterans who are faced with any civil legal issue.

The project assists veterans on civil legal issues, focusing on eradicating barriers to obtaining employment, finding and remaining in safe housing, and gaining access to quality healthcare and public benefits. These needs are addressed by providing assistance with VA compensation benefits claims as well as public benefits, seeking discharge upgrades, assisting with eviction defense and other housing issues, and assisting with expungements.


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