Did you know that VA Disability benefits and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the primary form of disability benefits, do not affect one another? Veterans who were wounded on active duty can often qualify for both government-run programs at the same time. If you’re on VA disability and are in need of additional assistance, here is some additional information you may want to know about Social Security disability benefits:

Extraordinary Day at Sanctuary Supporting Veterans

Department of Defense officials notified the congressional oversight committees January 11th of their intent to open up the military exchange online shopping benefit to all honorably discharged veterans. On January 18th, a memorandum went out with guidance for the military departments to implement the program by November 11th. 

Back in 2009 The Home Front Cares expanded our services to the entire state, increasing the number of clients our case managers help on a daily basis. Here is an interview with one of our case managers about her work, cases, and opinions about THFC! 

Here at The Home Front Cares we have a lot to be thankful for this Holiday season. We wanted to identify the people we are most thankful for: 

To Our Veterans and Veteran Supporters,

At The Home Front Cares every day is Veteran’s Day. Every day our program staff and office manager are talking with clients, providing resource coordination, and cutting checks directly to creditors. Every day there are new stories about the challenges our veterans face that others cannot imagine: from benefit checks getting mailed to other countries and years of counseling for PTSD, to dishonest landlords taking advantage of potential renters.

Recently Military Times published the results of their annual survey and assessment of best places for veterans to live.  Within the large city category (cities with a population above 200,000) Colorado Springs came in third, just behind San Diego, CA and Virginia Beach, VA.

he Home Front Cares clients are veterans from all branches, all wars, and all situations: often they just need a little bit of help. THFC exists to prevent our clients from becoming homeless, losing their utilities and cars, and in doing so we provide hope for a better future. 

Searching for employment? Check out these upcoming job fairs for service members, veterans and military spouses! Our volunteer, Don Fulop, has even included website for convenience. If you know anyone who can use this information, please pass it on.

Here is Part II of our guest article by Jennifer McGregor on suicide 

In response to the recent announcement by the VA
(http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/07/07/veterans-suicides-young-men-women/86755132/) about the newly adjusted number of veteran suicides, here is an article written by pre-med student Jennifer McGregor. She highlights important information about veteran sucicide, warning signs, and how you can assist someone you suspect needs help.

By Rita Worster, THFC Board Member

 

Colorado Springs Office
1120 N Circle Dr #230
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Denver Office
1624 Market Street Ste 202-105
Denver, CO 80202

Helpline: 719.434.1501
Office: 719.434.1407
Fax: 719.387.9799

Email: info@thehomefrontcares.org

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