Vietnam Vet Needs Financial Assistance
by Vietnam Vet
I am a Vietnam Vet who needs financial assistance at the moment, and I'm hoping someone will be able to help.
I served 7 years in the Army (1963 to 1970) - 101st Airborne, Vietnam. I'm in a wheelchair now and can't drive, and my wife had to quit work to stay with me. The doctor said I should not be left alone. We're waiting on A&A (Aid & Assistance) from VA, but it's been dragging on since October of 2010.
We can't seem to catch up since she's not working now and VA hasn't started A&A yet. Our lights were cut off last month, but are back on now. I've never been behind on our house note until now.
If I could catch up, I would then be able to pay it each month with my disability, but each month that comes around, I have to pay last month's bills, and the vicious cycle continues.
So now I'm behind two months on our house note, a month behind on utility, etc.
I've been waiting on the VA and I'm finally drowning, with no help in sight yet, like so many others that served our country.
I'm hoping there's a chance that someone out there could help my wife and I catch up with our mortgage, or anything at all.
I hope I have not offended anyone by asking if someone would help us.
God Bless all my brothers and Welcome Home.
CS, I removed your personal information for your protection. Please use the contact form
to send me your e-mail address so I can get in touch with you if someone contacts me to offer assistance for you.
Also, please tell me where you live, and I may be able to offer some better suggestions for you.
In the meantime, you might check with these groups:USACares
The VFW Foundation
has an Unmet Needs
program that might be able to help. They generally require that you be separated within the previous 3 yrs, but will make exceptions to their criteria on a case-by-case basis. It's a long shot, but you might give it a try. They make grants.
Here's also some information on avoiding foreclosure
. Notice this information is state-specific, so you need to find your state's info.
Thank you for your service to our country, and Welcome Home. I hope you are able to solve your financial problems and get back on your feet quickly.
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