After legal and financial challenges, they found support
Many Veterans transition back to civilian life with few, if any, problems. Others may find the change difficult and may even get into financial trouble related to a variety of issues including anger knowavet.org/angry-and-irritable or drug http://www.knowavet.org/drugs/ and alcohol http://www.knowavet.org/alcohol/ use. For the Veterans in this video, these experiences provided an opportunity to improve. VA support was part of the solution.
View the VA’s page on Financial and Legal issues at https://www.maketheconnection.net/events/financial-legal-issues/ to see how the VA can help you, including:
What should I know about financial or legal issues?
What financial or legal-related issues should I keep an eye out for?
What can I do about financial and legal issues?
And much more.
VA, Government and Organization HELP
Know A Vet? presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.
Clicking here will bring you to a database of VA https://www.knowavet.org/search-local-va-facilities/ and other services you can locate by zip code. Please also check out our page on Filing Claims. We recommend that you do NOT file claims on your own. If you do not file exactly the way the VA looks for information, it can take literally years for your claim to go back and forth before approval or denial. The other resources listed, such as your local Veterans Service Office (names vary by county) VSO counselor https://www.knowavet.org/office-of-vet-services/ or VFW, etc., will help you determine what you are eligible for and file correctly for results in as little as a few weeks.
Non-VA LOCAL HELP
Please feel free to use the check sheets Before, During and After the Medical Appointment at https://www.knowavet.org/before-during-and-after-a-medical-appointment/and Choosing a Medical Service Provider, at https://www.knowavet.org/choosing-a-medical-service-provider/, to help you in your search for the best help for your individual circumstances.
In addition, there may be other federal, state and local government or private resources for your individual needs. A VSO counselor https://www.knowavet.org/office-of-vet-services/ may be able to help you find them.
While we strongly urge you to take advantage of all you have earned through your service, we understand there are many reasons why you may prefer non-VA service providers. Here are some places to start: