If you feel your legal rights have been violated because of your disability, contact us! We may be able to help you advance your independence, protect your legal and civil rights, or eliminate abuse and neglect.
Advocates are on-duty Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Call 1-800-552-3962 (toll-free) or 804-225-2042 to request assistance OR complete the Online Request for dLCV Services. If you don’t speak English, we have access to a “language line” that helps us communicate with you in your own language.
Each issue is unique. You may receive information or referral resources to help with your issue OR your issue may be considered for short-term assistance or case services.
disAbility Law Center of Virginia
1512 Willow Lawn Drive, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: 800-552-3962 (toll-free) or 804-225-2042
Fax: 804-662-7431 (fax)
Please send all media inquiries to Hira.Azher@dLCV.org.
1512 Willow Lawn Drive, Suite 100 Richmond, VA 23230
There is no cost for any dLCV services. Remember that each issue is unique
Due to limited resources, it is not possible for dLCV to provide legal services or direct representation to everyone who calls for assistance.
We seek to make the most impact that we can with limited resources. dLCV provides several levels of support and assistance. However, we believe that people with disabilities are their own best advocates. Therefore, dLCV may provide you with information, written materials or limited technical assistance that will assist you in speaking for yourself. We will also refer you to other agencies or resources when appropriate.
To ensure that dLCV’s limited resources are used wisely, we adopt annual “Strategic Goals and Focus Areas” to determine the types of cases we will take.
There are several places you can reach out to for free legal information including:
Legal Aid Justice Center
Legal Aid Justice Center – The Legal Aid Justice Center provides legal services for low-income individuals in Virginia. provides legal services for low-income in their service areas.
Legal Services Corporation
Legal Services Corporation – Search for free legal clinics in your area Search for your area’s legal aid office and other regional services.
Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS)
Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) – VLAS provides free civil legal services to eligible low-income residents in 20 counties and six cities in Central, Southside, and Western Tidewater Virginia. To reach the Statewide Legal Aid Helpline, call 866-LEGL-AID (1-866-534-5243).
VLAS serves these communities by providing free information, advice, and representation in such areas as housing, healthcare, income and benefits, family issues, consumer, and education.
Statewide Senior Legal Helpline
Statewide Senior Legal Helpline – The toll-free number (844-802-5910) is now available for Virginians aged 60 and older and for those calling on their behalf.
No. dLCV does not help people apply for Social Security Administration benefits (SSI or SSDI).
Social Security Self-Help
Before applying to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for social security disability benefits, you should review our publication entitled: Considering Applying for a Social Security Disability Benefit? This will help you determine if you are a good candidate for these benefits. It will also help you decide whether to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and what to expect with the process.
If you are interested in applying for benefits, you can apply online, in person, or over the phone 800-772-1213 (TTY 800-325-0778). For more information, to apply online, and to find your local SSA office, you may visit the SSA website.
You are encouraged to discuss any disagreement regarding our services with the person with whom you have been in contact, within thirty (30) days of the action with which you disagree. If that is not possible, you can ask to speak with that person’s supervisor.
If you are still dissatisfied with our response or proposed action, you may file a grievance with the Executive Director within thirty (30) days.
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