How the Government Provides Support to Veterans
When you drive through a busy city and see homeless people sitting by the road, or hear news stories about veterans with PTSD, it might appear as if the government isn’t doing enough to support the veterans who served our country. A common struggle for veterans, however, is finding the ways in which the government is providing support. To help organizations and individuals raise financial support for veterans, Defender Bracelets has a fundraising bracelet that represents various branches of service. With this fundraising bracelet, we can raise money to provide additional support to veterans and their families.
If a veteran is eligible for a pension and is in need of aid and assistance from another, or if they are housebound, they might be eligible for an Aid and Attendance Housebound allowance. Those who need assistance with daily activities, such as feeding, bathing, or help with adjusting prosthetics, or those who are physically or mentally incapacitated can receive up to $25,000 a year. This can go a long way in helping cover long-term care costs.
A large part of what makes it so hard for a returning veteran to find normalcy in their life is not being able to find a civilian career. The GI bills will provide veterans with up to $2,000 to help pay for courses or training programs. While it is restricted to careers that don’t require a college degree, there are amazing opportunities for veterans who take advantage of this support and who want to make a career change.
It is overwhelming and complicated working through military-related taxes. To make sure that veterans are getting as much money back as possible, there are services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance offices found on military bases. Tax professionals make themselves available to provide assistance where it would otherwise cost veterans money.
With high medical costs and difficulty finding a job, some veterans have trouble making their mortgage payments. Through the Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans have access to mortgage repayment assistance including special repayment plans, loan forbearance, and loan modification programs. In an effort to keep veterans off the streets, this type of support can make a big difference in veteran’s lives.
Some families need this type of assistance the most and it can be one of the harder ones to get. Because many veterans sustain injuries that prevent them from obtaining traditional life insurance, veterans are able to receive up to $400,000 in insurance through the Servicemembers’ and Veterans’ Group Life Insurance program.
Even with these services and programs, life as a veteran isn’t always an easy one and they are constantly seeking out support from various organizations. Defender Bracelets wants to fill in those gaps. Our fundraising bracelet helps organizations raise money for veterans and their families. Whether you served in the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, were a Vietnam veteran, or are a veteran of any war, you should be provided with support to live a successful civilian life. Defender Bracelets hopes that we can provide the support you need with our fundraising bracelet. Learn more here and order your fundraising bracelet at 15 percent off during the month of October.