Military Financial Relief
We pride ourselves upon giving members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces access to online financing and we care about the financial well-being of all our veterans, but especially those with physical limitations or daily pain. And we want you to know that there are times when just taking on more debt may not be your best option.
Here are a few questions that we think you should honestly ask yourself:
- Can I afford to repay a new loan, in addition to any other outstanding debts, over the longer term?
- Does my monthly income cover all of my living expenses or do I need more income and/or to spend less?
- Is a new loan going to solve my problems or does something else need to change to improve my situation?
- Am I counting on getting a loan to make it through the next month or the next few days, with no real plan?
- Are my financial problems a result of a pattern of bad financial decisions? Could good financial advice help?
- Are my financial problems related to my medical conditions? Should I try to get better help, for both, at once?
- Does my present financial situation feel overwhelming? Do I feel financially helpless? Will I ask for some help?
We know these are hard questions - but we also already know, from your honorable service to our country, that you truly understand team spirit and that you are strong enough to ask for help when you know you may need it.
Now, what you may not know is that these situations are not uncommon. Many veterans face financial challenges at some point upon returning to civilian life (just like most civilians do!). But, for you, our military communities have created financial advice and assistance programs that are run by military veterans to help military veterans.
These are military relief organizations, run by veterans and military families of active or retired servicemembers. They have offices on most military bases and on many installations. They can help you in person, online, or over the phone. But - and this is important to us because we support these organizations - these guys and gals aren't in the business of giving you a few bucks and a pat on the back - these people are professionals - most of them also veterans themselves - who are solely in the business of helping you to succeed and overcome whatever you face.
Available services include access to veteran-only financial programs like interest-free loans, non-repayable grants, complete financial review sessions, budgeting skills training, benefit application assistance, access to employment opportunities, help navigating the VA bureaucracy in order to receive better medical treatment, and so much more.
Your fellow veterans are available for you and want to help you - but you will have to take the first step and apply.