Posted on Sep 10, 2014
Sgt Melissa Walker
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I was unemployed for a few months and fell behind on my bills I now work a full time job and a part time job, but am struggling to catch up. Does anyone know of any resources for temporary assistance? Thank you in advance.
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MSG Wade Huffman
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There are programs through the VFW and the American Legion that you may be eligible for (you do not have to be a member for either). I don't know the specifics of your situation, nor would I ask you to share here, but I am sending you the links to the national websites for both programs. You can also contact a post in your local area for assistance. I wish you the best!

http://www.vfw.org/UnmetNeeds/

http://www.legion.org/familysupport
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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The other thing you may want to try Sgt Melissa Walker is contacting anyone you have a loan with - car, home, etc. They will more than likely defer your payments for a period. Also try the utility companies, they can temporarily drop your rate. I am doing this as we speak as I'm in a similar situation at the moment

You will need to have a letter from your former employer stating you were laid off but in good standing with the company - you weren't laid of because you did something wrong or weren't making it at the job. Also state that you are now under-employed, as you say - working at a job not commensurate with your degree. Its all worth a shot.
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Sgt Melissa Walker
Sgt Melissa Walker
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I live in NYC there is no such thing as a break on the rent lol it keeps getting higher. They are working with me so far as I have never been late in 3 years till now but they will only work with me so much because if they get me out they can re rent it for 300$ more than I am paying now
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Cpl Brett Wagner
Cpl Brett Wagner
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Sgt Melissa Walker - I am originally from NY, Bushwick section of Brooklyn, and I know how expensive NY is because I still have family living there. If there is anyway to move out of NY it is the best thing you can do IMHO.
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LtCol Garret Whiteside
LtCol Garret Whiteside
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I would put in for a transfer and change my MOS if I had to. Try for one of bases in FL, or AL or SC. Living expenses are much less there.
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SSG Angela Valtierra
SSG Angela Valtierra
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You can also take out an aer for vets they might possibly convert it to a grant for unforeseen financial issues.
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