Tag Archives: Disability Benefits

Disabled veteran asks: “Should I be afraid to file for student loan disability discharge?”

I have written about the Department of Education’s Disability Discharge program in the past and have answered gobs of questions (in comments sections) on these previous posts: Original Post: Did you know? Disabled veterans may apply for student loan discharge and forgiveness. Application: CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION in PDF format Complete and detailed information about…

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Are You Concerned About a Veteran? The Veterans Crisis Line Can Help

About the Veterans Crisis Line: The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text messaging. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to…

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Invisible wounds bring controversy in every community. Even ours.

After seven years of being a fulltime caretaker for the “invisible wounds” that my husband deals with, I am not surprised to see this happen. It isn’t the first time, but it sure as hell needs to be the last. Just sayin’. Here’s what happened:  Someone had a hissy because my husband used a handicapped…

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The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, explained

The history of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA):  The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is formerly known as “Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act (SSCRA). Despite the act’s official title (SSCRA) dating back 1940, its origins can be traced as far back as the Civil War when Congress passed a total moratorium on civil…

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Resident asks Udall to help fill the gap in veterans needs

Publish Date: 7/11/2011 in the Canon City Daily Record Charlotte Burrous cburrous@ccdailyrecord.com WESTCLIFFE — Although the Veterans Administration has made great strides in the way it addresses veterans, there is still work to be done. During U.S. Sen. Mark Udall’s visit Saturday to Westcliffe, Custer County resident Torrey Shannon talked about her husband, Army Staff…

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Udall pressed to champion needs of vets: Senator visits Westcliffe, hears concerns of Custer County residents.

Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2011 12:00 am By PABLO CARLOS MORA | pmora@chieftain.com | 0 comments WESTCLIFFE — Issues facing military veterans — from a lack of health care options in this remote mountain hamlet to obstacles facing their caregivers — dominated the discussion Saturday as U.S. Sen. Mark Udall met with Custer County residents. Udall…

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Meeting with Senator Mark Udall today: On my soapbox and spilling my beans again!

I had the privilege of meeting Senator Mark Udall today and spoke about some key veteran care issues. I think it went very well. Two (or was it three?) reporters grabbed me to ask for more info to do upcoming interviews. I discussed: Access to healthcare in our region vs. the backlog The budget cutbacks…

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Did you know? Disabled veterans may apply for student loan discharge and forgiveness.

If you are a 100% total and permanently disabled veteran (100% T&P)  rated by the Veteran’s Administration, or rated as individually unemployable (IU) by the VA for a service-connected condition, you are qualified to apply for forgiveness of any outstanding balances on your FEDERAL student loans, basically wiping the balances clean. You will also be…

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