Wes Peterson

  • Hosted by Legal Aid of West Virginia
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps, Legal Aid of West Virginia
  • Service location Beckley, West Virginia
  • Issue area Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2015
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Wes Peterson provides civil legal services to current and prior service members, veterans, and their families in the West Virginia area. Also, he has provided informational presentations to Veterans and Social Workers in the Veteran community.

Housing issues; family law issues; provided wills and estate planning; prevented Veteran homelessness; assisted with applying for VA Benefits, Social Security Benefits, and other benefits; assisted with the reduction of consumer debt; and assisted with requesting upgrades to discharge level.

Fellowship Highlights

During Wes’s Fellowship, Wes Peterson:

  • Helped a Veteran with the adoption of child
  • Reinstated visitation rights for a Veteran with his child
  • Started a Wills Clinic at a local VA Hospital
  • Assisted with the removal of over $100,000 of debt against a veteran
  • Expanded the Veterans Legal Project to southern West Virginia
  • Continued to address Veteran homelessness in West Virginia
  • Continued to provide quality representation to those that have served our country.

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