This Friday, November 11th, is Veterans Day. This annual observance recognizes U.S. veterans. It’s become a time to consider the state of veteran health care and mental well-being and a way to honor those who have served the country. We can continue to honor U.S. veterans by providing avenues to homeownership, opportunities to start new businesses, and lessening the financial burden of healthcare and other expenses. That’s where credit repair can come in.
Are you a United States veteran with questions about your credit score? Here’s what you need to know about direct assistance and credit repair.
Direct Assistance for Veterans
There are several great programs worth checking out if you’re a veteran with concerns about finances. These programs are through reputable agencies and can assist veterans who qualify.
The United Way 2-1-1 Program
The United Way is an incredible organization that does so much good in many areas. Their 2-1-1 program provides access to resources such as employment and housing assistance. They also can point veterans in the direction of emergency funding.
American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance
The American Legions TFA program assists families with children under 18. These one-time payment grants of up to $1500 can help with food, housing, utilities, and medical expenses.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross can help with financial assistance for military families. You can contact their Hero Care Center to learn more about getting funds for emergency travel, food, or shelter.
Army Relief Agency
The Army Relief Agency offers grants or interest-free loans to soldiers needing additional financial assistance. The money can be used for emergency travel, groceries, healthcare, rent and mortgage payments, or home repairs.
Gifts of Gratitude Fund
Freedom Has a Face runs a program called the Gifts of Gratitude Fund. It assists families of fallen soldiers in getting the financial help they need to get back on their feet.
Credit Repair Services
While these programs shouldn’t affect your credit, anything can happen along the way to impact your score. Knowing about credit monitoring and repair services is critical as you build back toward financial health.
To learn more about credit repair for veterans, schedule a time to talk to me today.
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