Money & Debt

Resources covering credit and loans, taxes, collections and repossessions, and bankruptcy.

Unemployability eligibility?

Question:

Hi Jim. Can i qualify for a unemployability claim if I receive a city/state retirement pension?

 

Jim's Reply:

Maybe, maybe not. The pension probably won't interfere but there are plenty of other factors. Applying for TDIU is the only sure way of knowing your eligibility.

 

Direct Deposit

Question:

I changed my Ft Bragg Credit Union Account Number. I was told that I have to let he VA disability department know so they can make the change from the old account to the new account. Where do I go to let the finance department know?

 

Jim's Reply:

You can find that info here https://www.va.gov/change-direct-deposit/  

 

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TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families)

TANF provides a basic monthly income to families who have few other resources. The program used to be called AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children). It may be called something else in your state.
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Military Acronym User-Guide

Military jargon involves numerous acronyms. In order to assist you, we have provided this acronym guide for your easy reference. The acronyms selected are those we found to be the most common when addressing legal issues for servicemembers, veterans and their families.

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Interactive Form - Auto Lease Termination

The Purpose of the Service Members’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is to provide protection to service members who have difficulty meeting their financial and legal obligations because of their military service. If you are called to active duty for at least 180 days, then you may terminate a motor vehicle lease duty without paying an early termination fee or other penalty. The motor vehicle lease must have been signed before being called to active duty.
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Interactive Form - Cell Phone Service Contract Termination

Cell Phone Contract Termination

As a member of the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard or other uniformed services, you have legal protections for you and your family when you are called into active duty military service.

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Sample SF-180

A sample version of form SF-180: Request Pertaining to Military Records
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IRS Debt: Options for Low-Income Taxpayers

What to do if the IRS sends you a notice saying you owe them money.
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Where to get free help if you owe a tax debt to the IRS

Where to get free help.
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Don't Leave Money on the Table: Tax Credits and Public Benefits

Are you getting all of the tax credits and benefits you qualify for? Use our checklist to find out.