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Veteran living on disability

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:24 pm
by Patsy
My name is Richard. And I'm a U.S. Army 100% Disabled Veteran with the VA, and in the last four years I've been unemployed, which has created a severe financial situation.
I've also been hospitalized many times and lost part of my left foot to amputation from complications from Neuropathy and Thyroid disease from being poisoned at Toxic Exposure Ft McClellan, AL (ref. Congress Bill H.R. 2622)
Recently, about 2 months ago, I received Social Security Disability, so I'm finally at the point where I can start getting my life and finances together and pay some bills, but I'm so far behind with payday loans and in foreclosure with my house of 16 years. I really want to save my house as well as learn how to budget and learn about financial literacy. I'm trying to reach out to someone to help me with the home loan and possibly a consolidation loan for these horrible payday loans.
I'm very focused on what I need to do but I definitely need just a helping hand, a grant, or financial literacy agency from a non-profit or even something I can pay back.
Assistance would provide a stepping stone to get my finances in order and definitely don't lose my house of 16 years. In the last year I've almost died twice in the Hospital from the Pneumonia and another from Sepsis in my blood from my foot infection.
I just spent the last 7 years in an incredible rough journey since 2012. I could not work anymore and now facing a back surgery in the next few weeks. This will be my second back surgery. So facing a real rough time and I just need a helping hand, not necessarily a handout but a hand up.

Re: Veteran living on disability

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:36 am
by admin
Hi Richard,
Thank you very much for your service. 100% disabled does make it challenging to find a job, but many companies are now working with veterans like you to try to help them with employment, loans, and other financial services. Good to hear you started to get SS disability 2 months ago.
The military does have many benefits for veterans to help them financially with payday loans, mortgages and other debts. Try the Military OneSource program at 1800-342-9647. They offer advice over the phone, online, or in a local VA office so the financial literacy services and assistance programs are flexibile.

Patsy wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:24 pm
My name is Richard. And I'm a U.S. Army 100% Disabled Veteran with the VA, and in the last four years I've been unemployed, which has created a severe financial situation.
I've also been hospitalized many times and lost part of my left foot to amputation from complications from Neuropathy and Thyroid disease from being poisoned at Toxic Exposure Ft McClellan, AL (ref. Congress Bill H.R. 2622)
Recently, about 2 months ago, I received Social Security Disability, so I'm finally at the point where I can start getting my life and finances together and pay some bills, but I'm so far behind with payday loans and in foreclosure with my house of 16 years. I really want to save my house as well as learn how to budget and learn about financial literacy. I'm trying to reach out to someone to help me with the home loan and possibly a consolidation loan for these horrible payday loans.
I'm very focused on what I need to do but I definitely need just a helping hand, a grant, or financial literacy agency from a non-profit or even something I can pay back.
Assistance would provide a stepping stone to get my finances in order and definitely don't lose my house of 16 years. In the last year I've almost died twice in the Hospital from the Pneumonia and another from Sepsis in my blood from my foot infection.
I just spent the last 7 years in an incredible rough journey since 2012. I could not work anymore and now facing a back surgery in the next few weeks. This will be my second back surgery. So facing a real rough time and I just need a helping hand, not necessarily a handout but a hand up.