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United States Army
Legal Assistance Branch
4217 Roberts Avenue
Building 4217, Suite 120
Fort Meade, MD 20755
Legal assistance is available to you and your family. Below, you’ll find information about claims and installation specific programs and services. If you have questions, reach out to the legal assistance program at your installation.
The Fort Meade Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides timely, accurate advice, service and support for the Command and staff of Fort Meade and partner units. In addition, the office provides legal services and preliminary service to active-duty and retired soldiers, their family members and other individuals authorized to receive legal assistance at Fort Meade and its surrounding area.
Eligibility for Legal Assistance
The Fort Meade Legal Assistance Division provides direct, confidential legal assistance to members of the Armed Forces and their family members, retired military personnel and their family members, and survivors of members of the Army Forces who would be eligible if the service member was alive. Reserve Component personnel on active duty for thirty days or more are also entitled to legal assistance.
Types of Benefits:
The Claims Division investigates and adjudicates Tort claims filed against the United States. The Claims Division also handles Affirmative Claims by asserting liens for medical injuries and property damage on behalf of the United States, Military Medical Treatment Facilities and Tricare. Time limits apply when you are filing claims, so your prompt action is required. Please contact the Claims Division for guidance and assistance.
Tax Assistance Center
The Fort Meade Joint Installation Tax Assistance Center is a free service available from January through early May to all active duty and retired military personnel and their family members. Tax preparation and electronic filing assistance is provided. During the remainder of the year, assistance is provided through the Legal Assistance Office.