There are a lot of agencies and groups who offer services to military personnel, whether active or retired. The problem is, their information is scattered all over the Internet! Here, I've drawn together some resources that may help you. If you learn of other resources that should be here, please let me know!
Veteran Rights and Discrimination: Are You A Victim Of Veteran Discrimination?
USERRA protections fall under 3 broad categories:
Many organizations have been formed to provide assistance to military personnel and their families. Most organizations have really useful information on their websites.National Military Family Association Inteligent.com put together this list of the best online colleges for veterans in the U.S. to help you find the support you need to pursue a higher education.
Best Online Colleges for Veterans of 2022
Your first stop should always be websites maintained by the Federal Government. Then, check out the resources offered by your state, in this case, New Jersey.
If you're thinking of buying a condo, make sure the building is eligible for VA Loan funding, by requesting a condo report.
Information about the new Next Generation Uniformed Services ID card
The Army's Financial Readiness Program can help Soldiers fight inflation and manage finances:
Important to your move is a mortgage advisor who specializes in VA Loans. Such an individual can ensure that the mortgage process is smooth and successful. Be aware that not all mortgage advisors know the "ins and outs" of VA Loans, so selecting the right one is critical.
For information about the VA Loan process and mortgage lenders who can help, read "9 Best VA Loan Lenders of April 2022," which was prepared by Money magazine.
Contact Mark Sanders:
Mark Sanders, NMLSR #233908
Phone: (585) 414-1960
Contact Ira Bodenstein:
Ira Bodenstein, NMLS #445143
Corinne Wallace, NMLS #1531585
Phone: (732) 809-2600
Roberta Smith, NMLS #460191
Phone: (908) 419-8860
One person you can trust to work for you is Gina Lalli, whom I have known for a number of years. She specializes in:
Contact Gina with confidence:
Gina T. Lalli, NMS#7647
Phone: 800.333.3004 x3507
Contact Marc Demetriou.
Although located in New Jersey, Marc is licensed in all 50 states.
He comes from a military family,
and specializes in VA Loans
(with no bank fees).
He is also a long-time supporter of the wonderful USO organization.
Phone: (201) 286-3386
I also partner with Veterans United Home Loans. Veterans United Home Loans is dedicated to serving those who served. As the Nation’s VA Loan Destination for Millions, their knowledge of the VA Loan is unmatched, but it’s their commitment to providing an unparalleled customer experience that truly distinguishes them from the competition.
Contact the Realty Coordinators at Veterans United,
to learn how they can help you!
Or contact any of these mortgage advisors:
Phone (800) 814-1103, ext 3271
Phone: (800) 383-8470, ext 2232 firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 800-814-1103 ext 3374
It is important that you have a good real estate attorney, who works with military personnel and veterans. Not every attorney understands real estate transactions, and not every attorney is cognizant of the needs of military personnel.
For legal assistance, contact Alon Solon who offers a discount to Veterans.
Alon Solon, LLC.
83 South Street, Suite 302 Freehold, N.J. 07728
Tel: (732) 409-1144
Fax: (732) 409-0350
Toll Free: (844) 4NJ-Bank (465-2265)
Law aimed at easing transition for military and their families.
The US opioid crisis has garnered a lot of press, recently. We know that many Veterans suffer from substance abuse and wish to seek help. Here is a really useful resource page with lots of helpful information.
Be sure to scroll far enough down the page, to find the sources of assistance.
Veteran Drug Addiction: Veteran Treatment for Addiction
There is a growing concern across the country regarding veterans and drug addiction. Luckily, there are treatment facilities with special programs designed to help.
It should probably be the first item in the left-hand column of the last section on the page.
Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for veterans in crisis and their families and friends. If you or someone you know is experiencing the symptoms of emotional distress, including thoughts of suicide, immediate help is available by calling 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1). Confidential help is also available in a chat online, or by sending a text message to 838255.
When you receive Social Security payments, you also receive hospital coverage through Medicare Part A. Supplemental Medicare plans are available to help cover additional healthcare costs. On this website, you can learn about the Medicare Advantage plans that are available in New Jersey.
As Veterans age, they - like many of us - may experience declining memory. MemoryCare.com offers excellent information about how memory ability may change.
You may still be quite young, when you retire from the military, but you should take steps to secure your financial future. Here are some tips about financial planning that you may find helpful.
Active duty storage is storage for service members and military families who are moving to a new base.
How to Start a Small Business? Here's "A Veteran's SMB Guide with Tools and Financial Resources". This website contains some of the Best Grants, Loans & Training Resources for Veteran Entrepreneurs in 2022.
Military families have a lot to deal with - emotionally, logistically, and financially. What benefits are out there for military families to make life a bit easier for them? Where can they find discounts and deals? We've identified this helpful financial guide aimed specifically to help military family members learn about the different r
Military families have a lot to deal with - emotionally, logistically, and financially. What benefits are out there for military families to make life a bit easier for them? Where can they find discounts and deals? We've identified this helpful financial guide aimed specifically to help military family members learn about the different resources, federal programs, retail discounts, and deals for dependents of U.S. soldiers.
These grants are given away for free, and they could help low income veterans with bills, mortgage, rent, housing, college, and medications . Please note that grants are only given for veterans who can prove financial difficulties. Apply for multiple grants to ensure your needs are met.
Empower Employ's app helps recruiters and companies reach out to veterans. Recruiters connect with applicants after searching through a series of filters. The app has resources for veteran employees, connections to recruiters, opportunities for mentorship and more. It won the Heartland Ventures and RTRX Veterans in Tech Pitch Competition.
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