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VA Extends COVID-19 Debt Relief to Veterans Through 2020

Veterans indebted to the Department of Veterans Affairs won a partial payment reprieve this summer that will last at least through the end of 2020. The VA action extends a moratorium on debt collection that President Trump enacted in April, a measure aimed at helping veterans impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The action also gives […]

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Blind veteran Travis Fugate and his guide dog

Veteran Rebuilds Personal Finances After Blowing $100,000

The U.S. government handed Travis Fugate a $100,000 check in 2006 after he was seriously injured by a bomb explosion in Iraq. Fugate was 22 at the time and used the money to buy two cars, a boat, a home in the small town in Kentucky where he grew up and “lots of beers for […]

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Resume Website Helps Unemployed Veterans Get a Foot in the Door

Joe Corsino, like a lot of Americans, would see out-of-work veterans gathered in groups in city parks or panhandling with signs on downtown streets or even camping out at interstate underpasses and wonder: How is this possible? He’d hand them a couple of bucks, try to say something encouraging, then walk away shaking his head, […]

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Cory Payne helps future soldiers

Veteran Creates Program to Assist Members of Military with GI Bill

Cory Payne doesn’t hesitate when asked what was the most important thing he learned during his career in the Army. “Take care of your own,” he said emphatically. That was the motivation for Payne starting the Future Soldier/Sailor Program, an effort to steer his own – youngsters who sign up for military service – down […]

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Obama, Congress Deride For-Profit Schools’ Preying on Veterans

Responding to complaints from thousands of veterans, Congress, the Obama administration and various veterans groups are condemning some of the practices of for-profit schools and colleges that receive hundreds of millions of dollars in GI Bill education benefits. Critics say too many for-profit schools provided inadequate yet expensive educations to veterans who are lured into […]

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Veterans Struggle as Much as Other Americans when Wrestling Debt

Veterans and active duty service members of the U.S. military and their families are struggling as much as everyone else in America with substantial financial problems in the wake of the Great Recession. According to recent studies, veterans often face greater difficulties in paying their debts and managing their budgets than their civilian counterparts — […]

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