Resources for Veterans

Advocacy Groups

  • American Legion
    A patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
  • AM Vets
    AM Vets endeavors to provide fellow veterans with the type of support they truly deserve. This outreach effort takes many forms, from the professional advice our service officers offer on earned veterans benefits, to our legislative efforts on Capitol Hill, to the work done by our hospital volunteers. AMVETS is the nation’s most-inclusive major veterans’ group, with membership open to anyone who has served honorably since WWII, including members of the Guard and Reserve.
  • The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
    The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) helps active military and veterans return to school by providing more access to: Military-friendly Colleges, Recognition for Life and Military Experience, and Paths to Civilian Jobs. For more information about how CAEL can help you make the most of your military experience,  student Veterans click here. 
  • DAV
    DAV operates a fleet of vehicles around the country to provide free transportation to VA medical facilities for injured and ill veterans. The vans are driven by volunteers, and the rides coordinated by almost 200 Hospital Service Coordinators around the country. DAV Hospital Service Coordinator Directory can be found here.
  • Lone Survivor Foundation
    The Lone Survivor Foundation restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded warriors and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support.
  • Mesothelioma Guide
    Mesothelioma Guide provides veterans and their families with the resources they need to obtain the benefits they are entitled to. Asbestos was commonly used by the military, making veterans the largest percentage of mesothelioma patients. This organization offers free veteran-specific assistance and support. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of the disease.  For more information please see the Pleural mesothelioma Page.
  • Mesothelioma Veterans Center Mesothelioma Veterans Center provides free resources for veterans suffering from mesothelioma.
  • National Association of County Veterans Service Officers
    County Veterans Service Officers have a compassionate understanding of the problems that confront veterans, widows, widowers, and children. The officers know the extent, the meaning and the application of laws that have been passed in the interests of veterans and their dependents. They also know the rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Veterans Affairs to clarify and implement those laws.
  • North Texas Healing Waters Fly Fishing
    North Texas Healing Waters is affiliated with the national program Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. We are here for the wounded veterans of the North Texas area, providing an outlet of healing and camaraderie through fly fishing. Our trips primarily go to Beaver’s Bend State Park in Broken Bow, OK., where the trout fishing is outstanding year round. We also have trips to Lake Fork,Texas for bass fishing on the fly. If you are a wounded veteran who would like to learn the art of fly fishing, spending a few days with fellow veterans for mental decompression and healing, please contact us.
  • Vietnam Veterans of America
    VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.
  • Virginia Wounded Warrior Program
    The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, part of the Department of Veteran Services, assists families of veterans with combat stress, stress relating to military service, and traumatic brain injuries, by providing necessary resources, support groups, community events, and access to familyofheroes.com. We meet with families at their homes or in the community to discuss their personal needs and what our program can offer them. VWWP has five regions throughout the state of Virginia.

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Financial Assistance

  • Annuity.org
    Veterans and their families under the Veterans Pension and Survivors Pension benefit programs often do not know what options are available to them due to the complexity of annuities. Our site has information on the different types of annuities, the tax implications involved in owning one and how to handle a structured settlement.
  • Armed Forces Foundation
    The Armed Forces Foundation offers vital assistance to active-duty and retired military personnel, National Guard, Reserve Components and military families. This includes direct financial assistance, therapeutic recreational and outreach programs, hospital dinners and national education initiatives.
  • Army Emergency Relief
    AER is the Army’s own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to “Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own.” AER provides commanders a valuable asset in accomplishing their basic command responsibility for the morale and welfare of soldiers
  • Coast Guard Foundation
    A national nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of the men and women of the Coast Guard and their families. Founded more than 40 years ago, the Coast Guard Foundation provides education, support and relief for the brave men and women, who enforce maritime law, protect our homeland and preserve the environment.
  • CoastGuard Mutual Assistance (CGMA)
    The official relief society of the U.S. Coast Guard. CGMA is a non-profit charitable organization established to provide financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family. While CGMA works closely with the U.S. Coast Guard, it is an independent corporation. Its mission is to promote the financial stability and general well being of Coast Guard people through interest-free loans, grants, and financial counseling.
  • ACLSMedicalTraining.com
    You can find at least 20 scholarships and more information to make finding and applying to relevant scholarships simpler than you may have thought possible.
  • Hope For The Warriors
    The mission of Hope For The Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.  Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.
  • Luke’s Wings
    Provides families of wounded warriors the means to visit their service member during hospitalization and rehabilitation. Luke’s Wings purchases the plane tickets and plans the trips, then Luke’s Wings partners with other non profit who can provide other services including, but not limited to, free or discounted accommodations, meals, entertainment, local travel vouchers, city tours, etc.
  • Making Home Affordable
    To meet the various needs of homeowners across the country, Making Home Affordable ® programs offer a range of solutions that may be able to help you take action before it’s too late: Refinance and take advantage of today’s low mortgage interest rates, reduce your monthly mortgage payments, get mortgage relief while searching for re-employment, get help when you owe more than your home is worth, avoid foreclosure when homeownership is no longer affordable or desirable.
  • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
    Provides financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the US Navy, eligible family members, and survivors when in need. The Society provides assistance in the form of Interest-free loans and grants, scholarships, financial counseling, visiting nurses, and thrift stores.
  • Operation First Response
    The mission of Operation First Response, Inc (OFR) is to serve all branches of our nation’s Wounded Heroes and their families with personal and financial needs. Services are provided from the onset of injuries or illness, throughout their recovery period and along their journey from military life to the civilian world.
  • Operation HomefrontAssists military families coping with deployment and injury recovery by providing emergency financial assistance to service members and their families as they take corrective action to resolve their financial situations.
  • Rebuild Hope
    Rebuild Hope helps the families of severely disabled U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan overcome short term financial problems and build healthier, more stable lives. Rebuild Hope provides grants and no-interest loans, helps veterans develop realistic annual budgets, and offers complementary counseling and referral services.
  • Recycled Rides
    Recycled Rides is an organization designed to alleviate the transportation burden for veterans and military families. We understand the challenge of not having proper transportation, and we are committed to providing proper transportation so we can eliminate this burden for veterans. Refurbished vehicles are given to deserving recipients at no cost, and these vehicles have all been restored to proper driving condition.
  • Semper Fi Fund
    The SFF provides relief for financial needs that arise during hospitalization and recovery as well as assistance for those with perpetuating needs. Our program provides support in a variety of ways including Service Member and Family Support, Specialized & Adaptive Equipment, Adaptive Housing, Adaptive Transportation, Education and Career Transition Assistance, PTSD and TBI Support, Team Semper Fi, and America’s Fund: a self-funded program administered by the Semper Fi Fund that currently assists those service members with catastrophic injuries in intensive care units at our nation’s military hospitals, regardless of what military branch they serve in.
  • Unmet Needs – by VFW
    Unmet Needs assists with basic life needs such as: mortgage and rent, home and auto repairs, insurance, utilities, food and clothing. Unmet Needs helps meet unanticipated financial demands on our service members’ families that can’t be remedied through existing means and provides our service members with the security of knowing that their families have additional support here at home.
  • USA Cares
    USA Cares exists to help bear the burdens of service by providing post-9/11 military families with financial and advocacy support in their time of need.
  • US Soldiers Foundation
    The mission of the USSF is to provide additional services to our soldiers, veterans and their families which are not currently being provided. Support will include assistance for the housing needs of returning veterans. This aid will be in the form of low cost mortgages. In addition, insurance, medical, dental, psychological, spiritual, and financial assistance, job placement and education/training. The United States Soldiers Foundation will also employ many veterans in projects around the country.
  • VeteransPlus
    Designed by Veterans and are delivered by Veterans to provide practical financial solutions geared to real life circumstances of current and former military personnel. Our counselors and educators have been where you are and they are dedicated to your success. In the often confusing atmosphere of stressful financial situations, our Veteran counselors can help break down communication barriers that might exist when Veterans discuss personnel finances with non Veterans
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
    IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to people who make $51,000 or less. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. VITA sites are generally located throughout the community and on many military installations. Check with your base legal office or family support center for more info.

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Housing

  • VA Loan Center.net
    has relationships with VA Loan Specialists at approved VA lenders who can originate home loans in all 50 states. These VA Loan Specialists are available in order to help eligible Veterans obtain VA Home Loan financing for the purchase or re-financing of their home. (This is not part of the VA, but it is a great service.)
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs: Homelessness
    There are many reasons Veterans can become homeless, including poverty, lack of support from family or friends, substance use, or mental health challenges that may develop or worsen as a result of trauma they experience while serving. VA is committed to meeting the needs of every Veteran. Comprehensive, individualized care including health care, housing assistance, job training, and education can help Veterans secure safe, stable housing and achieve self-sufficiency
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Home Loan Program
    Everything you wanted to know about the VA’s home loan program is here.
  • Home Depot Foundation
    is offering to conduct work projects on military members’ personal homes. They will provide the materials, labor and contractors. Projects will include repairs and installations. Members with priority include: wounded warriors returning from combat & disabled veterans, members returning from deployment, members with special needs (either themselves or family members).
  • MilitaryVALoan.com
    is a financial resource portal for active duty military personnel and non-active duty military veterans. We specialize in providing information for veterans who are in need of the following types of loan services: No Down-payment Mortgage Loans, Mortgage Refinance Loans, Home Equity Loans, Personal Non-Mortgage Backed Loan and Auto Loans. (This is not part of the VA, but it is a great service.)
  • Soldier Foundation
    The mission of the USSF is to provide additional services to our soldiers, veterans and their families which are not currently being provided. Support will include assistance for the housing needs of returning veterans. This aid will be in the form of low cost mortgages. In addition, insurance, medical, dental, psychological, spiritual, and financial assistance, job placement and education/training. The United States Soldiers Foundation will also employ many veterans in projects around the country.
  • United Veterans Beacon House
    To provide temporary and permanent residence for U.S. Military Veterans. To Provide emergency, temporary and permanent residence for men, women and women with children.
  • US Veterans Initiative
    USVETS is the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of comprehensive services to homeless and at-risk veterans, providing vital services such as case management, employment assistance, job placement, counseling, as well as drug- and alcohol-free housing.
  • VA Home Loan
    VA offers a variety of home loan guaranty programs for Active Duty Service members, Veterans, and National Guard and Reserve members. Purchase Loans help you purchase a home at a competitive interest rate often without requiring a downpayment or private mortgage insurance. Cash Out Refinance loans allow you to take cash out of your home equity to take care of concerns like paying off debt, funding school, or making home improvements.
  • Victory Village Amador – Amador County Veterans Organization
    Our duty is to serve those who have served our great nation. To facilitate Veterans Services for our service members, veterans, and families. To streamline access to Veterans housing, employment, healthcare and training. In support of our Military and Families, we are bridging the gap from military service to civilian life.
  • Veterans Village of San Diego
    VVSD extends assistance to veterans in need and their families by providing Substance Abuse Recovery, Mental Health Counseling, Job Training and Job Search Assistance, Housing, Food, Clothing, and Legal Services

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Jobs

  • CareerOneStop – Veterans ReEmployed
    Helps match your military skills to a civilian career with information about unemployment benefits, jobs, and transition assistance.
  • Department of Veteran Affairs: VetSuccess
    VetSuccess.gov  is a comprehensive one-stop site for Veteran and Servicemember employment needs.  Veterans can browse job listings, post resumes, and apply for positions directly on the site.  Employers can post jobs, view Veteran resumes, and receive job applications
  • Department of Veteran Affairs: Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Services
    TheVR&E is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. This program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, this program offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
  • eBenefits Career Center
    To equip service members in transition and veterans with opportunities to translate their military skills into careers in the public and private sectors.
  • Elevate America for Veterans
    Elevate America, created by Microsoft, incorporates a number of online and in-person training programs to help veterans and their spouses successfully transition from the military to civilian employment.
  • Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veteran Families
    The EBV-F program integrates training in small business management, with caregiver and family issues, positioning the family member to launch and grow a small business in a way that is complementary or enhancing to other family responsibilities.
  • Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities
    The EBV offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with disabilities resulting from their service to our country.
  • F7 Group 
    An organization dedicated to securing and providing resources, training, support and mentoring to Female Veterans and Women in Military Service, both IN and BESIDE the uniform. F7 recognizes and believes in the courage, value and abilities of the women who serve our country in many different capacities. Some serve in uniform, and some are the support system for our military personnel.
  • Feds Hire Vets
    In partnership with the Departments of Defense, Labor, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and other Federal agencies, our vision is that this Website will be the preeminent source for Federal employment information for our Veterans, transitioning service members, their families, Federal HR professionals and hiring managers.
  • GI Jobs
    G.I. Jobs magazine is the premier publication for military transitions. It provides education, transition assistance, and job opportunities for military transitioners looking for careers and employment.
  • Hero 2 Hired
    We know that searching for a new job is a big undertaking. That’s why Hero2Hired (H2H) was created: to make it easy for Reserve Component service members to connect to and find jobs with military-friendly companies. H2H also offers career exploration tools, military-to-civilian skills translations, education and training resources, as well as a mobile app. Support for H2H is provided through the Department of Defense’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.
  • Honor Courage Commitment
    HCC’s programs focus on entrepreneurship, education, social responsibility, community services, health and fitness, and job placement.  HCC provides veterans with expert training and proper guidance as they work towards their goals.
  • Ideal Military Hire
    Providing transitioning veterans and their families with career tools and resources to assist them during the transitioning process to civilian life.  Our FREE tools include: access to a military skills translator, professional resume builder, daily civilian job opportunity matches, veteran resource information.
  • My Next Move
    This interactive tool helps vets learn about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, job listings, and more for over 900 different careers. Veterans can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or by discovering civilian careers that are similar to their job in the military. Veterans can also take advantage of the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person’s interests and level of work experience.
  • National Resource Directory
    The NRD hosts the Veterans Job Bank, a central resource for Veterans that provides quick and easy access to thousands of public and private sector job openings.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Profiles hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.
  • TAOnline
    The largest source of military transition assistance information and jobs for today’s veterans
  • Troops to Teachers
    Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.
  • USA JOBS
    The U.S. Government’s official system/program for Federal jobs and employment information.
  • VA for Vets
    VA for Vets facilitates the reintegration, retention and hiring of Veteran employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We offer career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. VA for Vets is your gateway to a rewarding career serving our nation’s Veterans.
  • Veterans eMentor Program
    This program leverages the internet to create a dynamic information sharing, learning and support community that extends far beyond the veteran’s current network. Protégés can receive personalized career guidance, advice, support and inspiration from more experienced veterans, career mentors and veteran-friendly employers.
  • Veteran Employment Center (Military.com)
    In 2004, Military.com joined forces with Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW) to accelerate our growth and change the playing field for career and educational opportunities for service members, veterans and military spouses. Monster’s vision is bringing people together to advance their lives, which is a great fit with Military.com’s “members first” ethos and goal of connecting the military community to all the benefits of service.
  • Veteran Employment Toolkit
    Our aim is to help employers, managers and supervisors, human resource professionals, and employee assistance program (EAP) providers relate to and support their employees who are Veterans and members of the Reserve and National Guard.
  • Veterans Fast Launch Initiative (SCORE)
    Providing veterans and active duty military members – plus spouses and members of their immediately family — with FREE or significantly discounted resources for starting businesses, such as computer software and business services, training in how to start and how to grow a successful/profitable business, and SCORE’s mentoring program where Fast Launch participants will be assigned a knowledgeable and highly experienced mentor to guide them every step of the way.
  • Veteran Staffing Network
    As a non-profit organization focusing on the individual needs of employers and veterans. Veteran Staffing provides the best personal match for each position and the support our nation’s veterans need to successfully transition back to the civilian world.
  • VetJobs
    VetJobs is available to assist ALL members of “The United States Military Family”. This includes Officer and Enlisted, Active Duty, Transitioning Military, Reservists, Veterans, Retirees, of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine, National Guard, Navy, NOAA and Public Health Service along with Trailing Spouses, Eligible Former Spouses, Widows, Widowers and Dependents and DOD civilians.
  • VetLaunched
    VetLaunced is helping veterans and transitioning military start and grow their businesses using the best tools and resources on any budget.

VA Benefits

  • Department of Veterans Affairs:  Caregiver Support
    VA knows your focus as a Family Caregiver is taking care of the Veteran you love. It can be an incredibly demanding job, and we want you to know you don’t have to do it alone. Learn more about the support and services VA offers Family Caregivers by reading the descriptions and following the links on this page.
  • Department of Veteran Affairs: GI Bill
    You are hard working, but hard work alone is not always enough to succeed in today’s job market. To go with that hard work, you need a plan. Together, we can help by providing you with one-on-one vocational and personal counseling. Together we can determine what educational and career opportunities are best suited for you. Combining your hard work with an in-depth skill profile and up-to-date career path information will launch you towards success you want and deserve in your career.
  • Department of Veteran Affairs: Health Benefits
    If you served in the active military, naval or air service and are separated under any condition other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA health care benefits.
  • Department of Veteran Affairs: Pension Benefits
    VA helps Veterans and their families cope with financial challenges by providing supplemental income through the Veterans Pension benefit. Veterans Pension is a tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans. Generally, a Veteran must have at least 90 days of active duty service, with at least one day during a wartime period to qualify for a VA Pension. If you entered active duty after September 7, 1980, generally you must have served at least 24 months or the full period for which you were called or ordered to active duty (with some exceptions), with at least one day during a wartime period.
  • Department of Veteran Affairs: Vet Centers
    Vet Centers are community based and part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The goal of the Vet Center program is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life. Vet Center eligibility was extended to the family members of veterans.  Vet Centers have been authorized to furnish bereavement counseling services to surviving parents, spouses,  children and siblings of service members who die of any cause while on active duty, to include federally activated Reserve and National Guard personnel.
  • Veterans Crisis Line
    Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1,chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a yea

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102 Comments

  1. I need help with emergency vehicle repair. I cannot obtain work in the town I live in, cannot go anywhere, or go to my appointments. I am service connected.

    PLEASE HELP!

  2. I am looking for help with getting an auto loan I’m 100% service connected disabled. Any ideas where to look for help?

        1. Hey Patrick,

          You may want to check with USAA. I have used them for years. Their customer service is above and beyond the rest. You could also try NFCU.

          I hope this helps,
          Danya

  3. Is there any financial assistance for a veteran to get substance abuse help for their son or daughter who is of legal age but unable to afford such help?

  4. I am seeking advice for some real estate transactions and budgeting for retirement. I have a home I rent out that I owned with my son.I was in business with my son and the business failed and my son moved on. The problem is I live in Florida and the house I lived and the house I am renting both lost 50% or more of their value. I made a mistake and moved from my original home because the mortgage was less and I felt I could salvage both houses. I have two heloc’s one on each home that are maturing next year and the year after that I have only been paying the interest on. One house that I live in now is in a great neighborhood bot I am upside down around 80,000 the other house in a lessor neighborhood is appraised as a push or slightly above market value. Our problem is we like our current neighborhood and would like to stay here but the other home is not upside down but when the heloc comes due on both houses the payments will be the same and over a 15 year period. I need advice and don’t want to short sell unless I have or should I just continue to rent and build a retirement from the rental Thank you

    1. Good morning John,

      I am sorry your have found yourself in this situation. We bought a house in 2006 at the height of the market. We were able to use the Housing Assistance Program (HAP) to sell our home without going into debt. http://hap.usace.army.mil/. I am not sure if you meet the requirements but it is something to look into. I am by no means a real estate expert, but I think you could find some answers by reading over this page and making some phone calls, http://militaryoneclick.com/money-finances/#assist.
      Also, Making Home Affordable may be able to help, http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/pages/default.aspx.

      Good luck,
      Danya

  5. Looking for help with repairs on my and other veterans homes. All are 100% total and permanent but can no longer do the physical work. Will find away to get materials but labor costs prohibit getting the work done. This winter was a tough one on homes.
    Thanks

  6. I was discharged from the Army back in 2010 and began my college career at that time, I have since graduated from college and need help obtaining a car as the job I have does not allow me the opportunity to afford one. As of this year, I have been homeless (yes, I was living in a shelter) and I am doing the best I can to put my life back together, but there is only so much I can do. I am trying to get back into the military, but it is taking quite some time to do so. I am a dedicated hard working individual trying to everything I can do in order to live at this point.

    1. Hello Chris,

      First, may I say, “Thank you for your service!” I am sorry your are struggling. There are many great charities out there that might be able to help. Please see our Charity Challenge page for a list, http://militaryoneclick.com/give-back-military-charities/#charities. Charities like Navy Marine Corps Relief Society are absolutely amazing! I hope we have given you some good material to look though and possible find someone who can help.

      Take care,
      Danya

  7. Hello,

    My name is Meleate Tafisi, My fathers name is Clifford Ervin. He is a Marine Vet from Vietnam. We.are having a difficult time with her on his financial situation.he passed away on Memorial Day and we are trying to get his things together. we need his discharge paper.he got released in 1969 but we don’t know what is exactly which month.also I was wondering if you guys had any financial help with funerals. the va is helping with $800 but we still have more to go.and was wondering if you had any resources we can use. you can email me at melt0893@gmail.com or leave a message on my cell phone which is 510 544-9848. Again my name is Meleate tafisi. Thank u

  8. I need help with my past due rent totalling 2945.75 plus late fees. Do you know where I can get rent assistance. I’m 50% service connected disability but haven’t started getting my payment as of yet. It’s very stressful out here without suitable employment.

  9. Hello I’m Writing You To Ask Is There Help Or Who I Need To Talk With As Far As Getting Help With A House? My Credit Is Not Good And I’m Renting As Of Now But I Would Like To Own My Own House. I’m Wanting To Get Married To The Woman I Love And Hopefully Have Another Baby With Her. I’m A Disable Veteran and Receive A Pension Each Month.My Father Past Last Year And He Was In The Army For 30
    yrs, With That Being Said My Sister And Brother Do Not Give Me One Red Cent Of The Insurance Money, Nothing. So I Need Help With Owning My Own House For My Family, To Be! Thank You For Your Time.

  10. I need help. I am an unemployed(since 12/2013) former property manager and as a result of the unemployment, homeless. I made the decision to leave property management behind based on the lack of job postings to respond to, and even fewer replies from, in property management. I have decided to pursue commercial driving and need funds to attend a local school. I have applied for a grant under the Workforce Investment Act, but was denied based on the fact that property management jobs are growing at a rate higher than driving jobs are nationally, however if that were the reality, there would be more postings to respond to. In the county where I live, driving jobs are projected to grow about twice that of property management jobs. I have SIX different companies willing to hire me provided that I can come in as a CDL holder. Since my separation was more than 20 years ago (not disabled, and honorable), I have no remaining benefits available from the VA. If there is a source that can provide me with an anonymous gift of a scholarship or no fees financial aid package for this purpose, please contact me directly.

  11. I am 65 service connected on a fixed income, I lost part of my income after turning 65, and my
    mortgage has gone up also i am paying $630.00 per month out of $1,056.00, from social security
    I do not have enough money now to pay my necessary bills such as; lights/water/trash/food/ and
    several other bills. I need refinance with a lower interest and lower monthly payment. I am service
    connected but they never gave me my service percentage which could help me out now is there
    anyway you can help me out, I am disable but if there is anyway you can help or support me I would be very appreicative. Thank you very much.

  12. I am trying to find help for my daughter. She served five years in Army and has been out for about a month. She has a great opportunity for a career in Hawaii (in the field the Army trained her) but cannot afford to get her truck shipped over (about $2000) so she can actually go to work. She does not qualify for a loan because she does not have a job until she gets there. She has searched for jobs in her field and Hawaii (near and on Pearl Harbor) is where she has received replies. Is there anyone out there that helps in this situation. I am trying to get the funds for the airfare but without the vehicle there she won’t be able to work.

  13. my name is Scott hisaw im a disabled combat vet .i have recently started college . in between starting it and now i got behind on my bills and my only means of transportation was repoed. I need help as im not able to attend school now or work . i have applied for assistance everywhere i know of to no avail . where can i go

  14. My name is Catherine H. I am a 80% service connected disabled veteran with 20% unemployablity. This means I can’t work. Close to a year and a half ago I became a single parent with my VA benefits being my sole source of income. A year before that I bought my first house. I was unprepared to loose my spouses income so quickly after buying my home. As a result I recently found out that my roof is leaking and I am in need of a new roof, my crawlspace needs to be insulated and waterproofed, the newer vinyl windows were installed improperly, my air conditioning needs work and I just found a hole in the floor behind my AC/furnace unit.
    I can’t even pay for one of these problems to get fixed let alone all of them. Are there any programs out there that help veterans with home repairs. Remember I am on a fixed income with very little wiggle room.
    Thank you,
    Catherine

  15. Hi my husband is a combat veteran.We decided to move to Colorado because there was no jobs for him back in Tx, well we get here and the lady who was suppose to helps us started charging us rent since we got here then later kicked my husband out cuz of his behavior, he has ptsd and unable to establish peace with those who can’t respect him, well the VA helped us get out and help with the place we live in now, well now our truck broke down weeks ago,my husband has been riding the bus every day to work, and we have had no money struggled for food, i took 3 busses to get to a food bank, and i cant enroll my 3 yr old into preschool because i dont have a car..they have missed many Dr. appointments because i tried to get transportation and they said the Dr. had to set it up for me, i left her several voice mails and nothing, well the day i had the food, a double stroller and my 2 boys i lost my cell phone, now we have no phone,no car, no money and whatever he gets paid will go straight to rent, wondering does anybody know of the process to see if my family qualifies for a free car for veterans? i’ve seen web sites to those donating their cars but where do they really go? where can we apply? we dont have anyone here in Colorado and we desperatly need a car for our 2 boys..Thank you in advance i hope everyone has good holidays!

  16. Hi, I am in dire need of finding my good friend. I met him only a year ago and he had just left the service (combat) he has severe PTSD and travels with his dog, Meeka. His first name is Jake (nickname Tree) he is 6’8″ tall. He has brown hair and green eyes. I’m exhausting my recources and am terribly worried. If there’s anyone on this site who knows about his well being or whereabouts, please contact me at my Facebook.

    Thank you

  17. I’m a veteran of the US marine corps I totaled my car lost my job and am now looking for a way to make ends meet and pay my child support and eveeverything I don’t have a car anymore and I am about to have nowhere to live what can I do if anything to attain help or is there some form of help I can get if any

  18. Hello, I am a medically retired combat Vet of 17 years, rated at 100%. I live in Boothbay Harbor Maine and we need a new roof badly, this last storm has torn off many shingles, down to the wood and our furnace has stopped working. Our insurance may pay for the roof, but we cannot meet the $1000 deductible nor can we afford a new furnace. Is there anyone to contact who may help?

  19. I am a 100% service connected disabled veteran.

    I should be followed by the Southeast Regional VA in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    I do not trust this VA or its staff and whenever I go to this VA my blood pressure rises. and I so much discomfort whenever I have to report to this VA.

    The Laser Spine Institute read my MRI as follows: pinched nerves in my neck and low back; I have bulging disc at C4 and C5; I have degenerative disc disease; and osteoarthritis of the spine. I am in constant pain and nobody wants to help me or even serve me at this Southeast Regional VA in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    I had my MRI read by an outside source. Before this, my prime care has not discussed this MRI as of today. Not only that, but I suffered a stroke in December 2013 and my prime care has yet to see me referencing my stroke. Recently, I had pain management that I could not do, because the prime care had not informed me that I should stop taking the plavis, I was able to reschedule the pain management appointment which took place January 23, 2015.

    Praise God.

    The Laser Spine Institute located in Tampa, Florida explained the results of my MRI to me and explained the procedure they would perform to release me from all of this pain.

    The cost of the procedure is twenty thousand dollars and I am begging for financial assistance with this cost.

    In the event you all cannot help, please give me resources that may be able to assist me.

    Thanks, Leatrice Talley Rideaux.

  20. The only problem is all of these programs only help post 9/11 disabled veterans, we are about to get evicted, need to come up with money for rent for February and ideally March while I go to VA to get better to be able to return to work force or get to 100%

    Jeff

  21. I have also fell on hard times. I have had 15 cardiac stents placed and also several in my legs. I have recently been discharged from the VA hospital in Pittsburgh. They are taking my car and my bills are piling up.. I have reached out to all my local and veterans charities, only to be told i had to be service connected or post 9/11. I joined the Marine Corps right after high school,because I wanted to. Now the time has came where I need help only to be sent around in circles with no help in sight. I could take this if I was on my own, but what about my family.. I need a car bad. I want to work, but cant..

  22. I am a veteran unemployed had to move in with inlaws because of health problems served in the us navy during persian gulf behind on my bills what can assistance can me and my family get stay in greenville sc

  23. Hi, I am a veteran who deployed 5 times and am both OEF and OIF. I got out of the Marine Corp a little less than 2 years ago, went back to school and am now working as a police officer. I do not have my disability rating from the VA yet and was not “wounded” overseas. Recently I was in a car accident (not work involved) and seriously injured. Not able to work for 2 months my family is falling farther and farther behind financially. Is there any financial relief/grants anyone knows of that I can apply for. Everything I find I’m not eligible for because I am not wounded, wasn’t hurt while at work and have been out longer than 18 months. Thanks.

  24. Hello, I’m a widow of a marine Corps Vietnam Vet. My husband passed away last year. Three days after his passing the bridge that connects our property to the street (only exit and entrance to property) caved in from the heavy ice, snow and flood. I filed a claim with our home owner’s insurance however, it was denied as the policy did not cover the damage to the bridge. Some friends and neighbors got together and did some temporary fixings, but it’s just that temporary. With the weather this winter, the bridge is starting to recede again. What I need is a culvert, I have priced them at $1,000. unfortunately I don’t have enough income to pay for culvert, equipment and gravel materials. I could come up with the money for the rental of the equipment and the gravel but really would need help for the purchase of the culvert. Where can I find help?

  25. My son and I are both veterans. My wife is disabled and can’t work. I drive school bus, but the pay isn’t enough to support us. My son is looking for work, and I want to find better paying work, but we need a vehicle to do that. Is there someone out there who could part with an older vehicle that’s in good working order?

  26. I am a disabled veteran in need of finding a vehicle on my fixed income. Who can I speak to to find help?

  27. My father is 82 and a retired vet. He desperately need some repairs to his house. Can you point me in the right direction?

  28. I’m looking to relocate outside of NYC, hopefully to Virginia or North Carolina. With high rent, lack of positions for my degree, and a lack of opportunities for veterans, its gotten too expensive to live here. I’m also disable and would be moving on my own. Could use some help in my move (physical, financial and with employment). Thank you!

  29. I need some serious help with home repairs and a vehicle. Is there a Veteran Organization that helps and or have vehicles for disabled veterans?

  30. I just got into a car accident. I need help in auto repairs. I use my car to go everywhere. I am currently in law school, bills are piling up and I just got rated 90% service connected. Are there any programs out there that can help me with my situation? Please help.

  31. My Dad is a Disabled Vet. I worry about my Dad a lot because his air conditioning unit doesn’t work and to make matters worse he’s going to need new wiring done because of the electric box is all messed up. We were blessed to have a mild summer last year. I’m worried about my parents having a heat stroke or any other complications due to heat. I hope someone sees this because it’s hard seeing my Parents struggle. I feel helpless!! Please can someone help my Dad he really needs assistance. THANKS & GOD BLESS!!!

  32. Hello I’m currently in the process of being medically retired. The issue I have is a few months back I totaled my family vehicle the insurance payout was used for past due bills. All I have now is a 2 Dr jeep I can’t fit my kids I to. I tried trading it in. I was told I need to put at least 4-5 k down. I’m about to be out of the army and I have no idea what I’m gonna do or how I’m going to move my family

  33. I’ve lost my job and need to move to Missouri for work but the moving truck and car trailer are almost $2000; I need this money by April 20th. I have an MBA from USC and will work for it. What can I do?

  34. Hello,
    I’m 70% disabled (VA) and retired medically from the Army I’m needing help my bridge was messed up by recent water damage and I’m having to carry everything to the house which is 70-100 yards away do you know a program that may help fund the repair that is needed for the bridge so my family can drive to the house?

  35. Hello,

    My name is Jeremy Cort and I live in Maine. I served in the Air Force from 2001-2007. I received an honorable discharge and since then I have struggled through bouts of homelessness and other complex family issues. I have a service connected disability and have utilized the VA to recover from being homeless. My spouse is also disabled, so we do have difficulty making ends meet. However, we have done a lot with what we have; we now have custody of two of my three children from a previous marriage. We are involved in a custody dispute over the third. The safety and well-being of my children is of paramount importance to me. We are involved in a very difficult struggle to ensure their safety. The costs, financial and emotional, are high. It takes all our focus right now, and the majority of our finances are tied up in it.

    This weekend, while I was visiting my daughter, who lives 75 miles away from me, the engine in our car blew. I received an estimate from VIP the same day. It will cost around $2200 just to get the vehicle back on the road, and that is not considering the other issues it has, and the money we have recently put into it to replace the tires and battery. The car is almost 20 years old, with nearly 200,000 miles on it. At this point, our best option seems like putting a down payment on another used car, one that is newer, in better shape, and more likely to be reliable. We found a dealership nearby that has a sterling reputation for honesty and selling good cars. We are looking at several options with them. The down payments on the cars we are looking at range between $1,600 to $1,900. The monthly payments are under $200. While we can budget the monthly payments in, we cannot come up with nearly $2,000 all at once. We have no savings; any money we had went into court costs and as we get more, it gets swallowed up by legal fees, groceries and bills immediately.

    We can’t go without a car for the amount of time it would take for us to save up for a down payment on a decent vehicle. We all have weekly appointments, court, and then there are regular things like grocery shopping, and family visits with my daughter and ex-wife, who live very far away. Our kids are high needs; special consideration has to be taken in every aspect of our lives. We can’t have them take public transportation or put them in a car with a stranger. I need to get this figured out as soon as possible. In the meantime, I am stranded an hour and a half away from my spouse and kids, staying with family members while my spouse, in turn, is stranded without a vehicle.

    I am sending this email out in the hopes that someone can help us in our situation, either with a grant or a loan we would pay back over time.

    Thank you,

    Jeremy Cort

  36. My dad was a 44 year veteran of the merchant marines, and called up every time there was a war. He passed away last August at the age of 95. I am his only living child, and unfortunately only found out of his death last month. Now I find out that they are trying to foreclose on his property. They will not discuss anything with me and have slated the foreclosure for May 1. This is simply not enough time for me to get an estate opened and dealt with in time to save the home. What can I do to save the home and gain the time needed to get the estate in order and everyone paid?

    1. Hey Eric,

      This is so tough. I am sorry. My guess is that don’t have any legal rights? Is that correct? The only person who can help is the person your father put in charge of the estate in his will. Please let me know if I am not understanding the situation fully.

      Danya

  37. Good afternoon,

    I am an honorably discharged veteran, and I am currently planning to move from Boston to California. I was going to sell my car to fund my trip, but now I am unable to because the engine started smoking and making noises. In an instant, the value has gone from roughly $5,000 to virtually nothing. Is there a veteran service that provides payment for junk cars? It still runs, and has been maintained well until this incident, but I’ve learned recently that this model is prone to dying around the time mine has. I’m just trying to get a few bucks for it at this point.

    Respectfully,
    Alex Buchanan

  38. I’m a 2 yr.vietnam vet.disabled,my mom of 104 yrs.passed away 2 yrs ago,We went into bankruptcy caused I tried and I have the proof,tried everywhere DAV,VFW,called all over the states with no help from nobody,then came the worst part,my son in law got in trouble with the law and received 7 yrs,he divorced my daughter,then my grand son of 19 years had an accident and passed away for mistakes done at a san antonio hospital,so my daughter just couldn’t take it no more,she came and left her children with us which is my wife and myself ages 7,9,11,so I also got depressed and worried how are we going to take care of them,with us being bankruptcy,my asked for food stamps,nothing doing.About I do not remember how ling ago but home depot and somebody from the VFW came looked at our house,they replied we are going to make you a whole makeover of you home,so we waited and waited and nobody showed up,my home is a 4 room house the leaving room where my grandson sleeps 2 bedrooms both of our grandaughters in one and the other wife and myself,small kitchen and a small bathroom no running hot water we have to heat water in buckets to shower,what my wife and myself want the most is to fix the roof cause it started leaking the house is a 100 years old and just the roof cause hurricane season will be coming soon and we think the roof will be blown away and our only belongings will be no more so if there is really out there something good hope it will happen soon [956-203-2220] 134 D street brownsville tx. 78520-4127.

  39. Retired military recently, been looking for work for over a year, wife continues to work. Had to declare bankruptcy, living pay day to pay day. Down to one car which wife uses for work, my vehicle repossessed 🙁 Looking for resources where for a free vehicle for a veteran possible. Any suggestions?

  40. Hi…..trying to help a friend out and not sure where to go. He is medical discharged Army; shattered ankle and just had to have surgery because 3/4 of ankle bone was dead. Has halo on his leg for months now. Has 15 month old baby and girlfriend takes care of them both, and drives them around and to VA in Chicago in a car that is on it’s last leg. She is unable to work for she has a severe genetic disorder which is another story. He is 80% disabled through Army and in the works to become 100% but they need a car ASAP that can accommodate a wheelchair, stroller, etc. Where can I begin to help them? Thank you in advance for the help! Diane

  41. I am a single mother who’s husband was in the military… We got a divorce a year ago… He was spose to make the car payments as per out divorce decree yet he did not and we were left without a vehicle… My credit is horrible because of our divorce and I’m not able to get one on my own for my son and I… Yet his father can go out and get a new vehicle for his new gf… Is there any help out there that I can look into so that I can get a vehicle to get my son back and forth to school and the docs??

    1. Hello Erica,

      I am sorry to hear about your family breaking up. Unfortunately, now that you are divorced there aren’t any advocacy groups that I know of that can help you. I feel like the only recourse you may have is to take him to court for not making the payments he was supposed to make.

      Again, I am sorry.

      Take care,
      Danya

  42. i just received 50% disability from the VA and was just wondering: would the VA help with co-pays or anything for specialized equipment needed for my civilian job? part of my disability claim is due to lower back damage and my civilian job involves a lot of desk work that really doesn’t help my conduction. doing a simple google search, i can find a lot of great chairs, but they are quite expensive.

    thank you

  43. I am a 100% disabled veteran.

    I have home repairs which I can’t afford and required be city code.

    I need help can you assist?

    Thank you
    Judy

  44. I had just gotten laid off from my job and I am in need of help and me and my fiancé are having a baby in july and I cant even afford the house I am living in right now and if I don’t find work or get help soon I am about to lose my house and my car and I will be in debt with all of my bills.

  45. I am a air force veteran who needs temporary financial assistance with rent and a Bill

  46. I really need a truck to do anything whatsoever I’m disabled both my feet are messed up and I have diabetes and other situations I have other health issues and I really need your help would you please give me a call.

  47. I desperately need denial work, but I’m not covered under my 60% disability rating. one of my teeth is infected and is starting to cause me health problems. I can not afford any type of payment plans it has to be free or handled by the va as all my money goes to bills and even that’s not enough.

  48. Hello everyone.
    My name is SGT Keeton. I am an active duty noncommissioned officer stationed at Fort carson. I have recently met a fellow vet through my wife’s place of work. She called to tell me a story of a young man who passed out and had a stress related siezour during work. I was intrigued so I dug deeper. It turns out this man is a vet of the armed forces who is down on luck. He currently lives with his wife and children in a motel unable to afford proper living conditions. However after all the hard work he put forward within the military is still down. He walks aprox 8 miles to work 5 days a week to work a minimum wage job to provide the best he can for his family. He has been doing this for some time and now it is catching up to him.
    I am looking for anyone who can point me in the right direction to help this extremely strong willed and resilient man with either a used free vehicle so that he can better provide for his family as well as take care of him self or to help change his living Co dition so that his family, his children can have a better future.
    Any help.
    Thanks.

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