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I am a veteran of OIF 08-10, currently employed, homeless?

I am a veteran of OIF and employed making $12.00 an hour (just recently started working) my post 911 GI Bill has not taken effect yet and me and my family and I are homeless bound, I have my VA home loan documents on me, but it means nothing without cash in hand and a solid employment background. I was on unemployment but recently found employment and will be getting off of it soon (don't know why because unemployment will pay better) i have gone to the VA website and so far i have found nothing in regards to assistance to my situation. What are my options now?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    fred,this might help,saw the state of Massachusetts in profance Programs for Massachusetts Citizens

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  • 4 years ago

    i'm a Veteran and a Republican, and that i've got won my healthcare from the VA because 1998. 2 issues replaced under Bush. earlier 2003, maximum Vets on ordinary appointments observed a well-being care provider Assistant. After 2003 Vets have been assigned a well-recognized Care well-being care provider as a ordinary direction of care. Secondly, Veterans signing up for VA Care larger 25% under Bush's administration. This became of course the consequence of conflict time provider, and the consequence of greater effective outreach to Vets. Over 8 yrs, Clinton's investment for the VA larger 31% and Bush's 37%. it is going to be stated, nonetheless, that under Bush, Co-pays for those with earnings over $28,000 went to $3 in line with prescription and $50 in line with Dr. and Lab flow to. The Homeless Vet subject, fairly with Vietnam Veterans is a shame, nonetheless there is outreach by technique of the VA. conflict damages the psyche, and returning Nam Vets have been chastised; that has to do with an ungrateful united states and an excellent sort of Vets never adjusted from the journey. Obama stated he needs to get them off the streets and in to a life. the thank you to try this continues to be the subject, and it may no longer be solved with funds. we could desire to keep in mind each and every Veteran, extremely the line Vets. i'm useful many are waiting on the President and his promise. i'm additionally useful many don't believe they have a topic.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Try your local veterans Affairs office.Maybe post this question in the Military section.They may have some ideas we do not know about.

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