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Home Repair Assistance for Families of Deceased Veterans

I am the widow of a Vietnam War veteran who died of agent orange complications and I am in dire need of a new driveway. I live in Detroit Michigan are there any resources that can help me?

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October 27, 20170 found this helpful
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Finding help:

  1. Annuity.org is for veterans and veterans, survivors. This organization helps families. There are many times that people just like you have no idea where they can go for help. That is why this organization has been set up to help. www.annuity.org/
  2. Habitat for Humanity is yet another organization that helps people just like you. You can visit the website here and find out where you can go for help. www.habitat.org/.../helping-us-veterans-critical-home...
  3. Veterans Office has a branch called Office of Survivor's Assistance. You can also go here to find the office near you.www.va.gov/.../
  4. Opperation We Are Here is another great office to help you and your family. You can visit here to find the office in your area. www.operationwearehere.com/FinancialAssistance.html
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There are many good programs out there to help you. Start with these and find the one closest to you. Make an appointment and take what they ask of you with you to the meeting.

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October 27, 20170 found this helpful

Help for Driveway

Step 1
Habitat for Humanity Repair Corps Program

Step 2
VeteransPlus.org

Step 3
Activeheroes.org

Step 4
militaryoneclick.com

Step 5
The Home Depot Foundation

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October 27, 20170 found this helpful

US Administration on Aging 800.677.1116 www.eldercare.gov-financial, employment, legal & caregiving help
The National Counseling On Aging has a free resource site:
www.BenefitsCheckUp.org
This site is a confidential and free and easy resource service to help people 55 years and older locate and apply for benefits. There are numerous financial assistance programs, both public and private, that can help struggling Seniors trying to make ends meet. The site has information on more than 2000 programs. Many are available to anyone in need who qualify, while others are available only to older adults and can help them retain their independence.

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Benefit Types:
Food Assistance, Health Care, Prescription Drugs, Utility Assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), low income housing, tax relief, respite care, free legal assistance and many other benefit programs are available.
To use the site, you enter basic information about the person in need-date of birth, zip code, and check boxes for what the person needs assistance with. The site generates a report instantly, listing links to the programs and services that the person may qualify for.
Some assistance programs can be applied for online while other have downloadable form to be printed and mailed, faxed or emailed in, and some require you to contact the program directly.
Benefits Enrollment Center
It is also possible to get help in person at a Benefits Enrollment Center. There are currently 36 centers in 24 states and 12 more will be added in 2016. Visit the online site for locations:
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www.NCOA.org/centerforbenefits/becs

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October 28, 20170 found this helpful

Go to this link for assistance www.vfw.org/assistance

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