In this 99th year of commemorating Veterans Day on November 11, VA has broadened that observance and appreciation to designate the entire month of November as National Veterans and Military Families Month. At VA, we like to say that every day is Veterans Day, but this month and year it has been especially evident as […]
VA & CFPB Warning on Refinancing Offers
The VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL) lowers your interest rate by refinancing your existing VA home loan. During FY17, VA guaranteed over 190,000 home loans under this program. In FY 2017, there were nearly 1,500 lenders that participate in the VA Home Loan program.
NLSLA: Free Legal Services for Vietnam-Era Veterans
NLSLA is proud to announce the launch of its Veterans Initiative, a collaborative effort to address the legal needs of veterans and increase their access to critical housing and support services.
VA Can Help Veteran Struggling Homeowners
Help for struggling homeowners is often closer and more attainable than they think. Some Veterans experiencing financial hardship may be unaware of the programs and services available to help them avoid foreclosure, even for home loans not guaranteed by VA. It’s easy to become discouraged after falling behind and receiving daily collections phone calls. Remember […]
Free Legal Clinic for Veterans
Clearing outstanding tickets and warrants This free workshop is open to any veteran in need of help with: Tickets for minor offenses (infractions) such as jaywalking, running a stop sign, etc. Failure to Appear charges & warrants stemming from tickets. We are unable to assist with parking tickets.
GI Bill for Registered Apprenticeships
Did you know that Veterans have the opportunity to “earn and learn” in a Registered Apprenticeship while receiving GI Bill® education benefits? We want to help put Veterans in the driver’s seat when it comes to using their education benefits. We want them to be the most informed consumers … That is why we are […]
Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP)
For Veterans who have or are in a Master’s degree program and are considering careers in diplomacy and international development, you may be eligible for a great opportunity. The U.S. Department of State has launched the Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP), a new public-private alliance platform aimed at serving America’s Veterans and separating Servicemembers by preparing them […]
Homeless Veterans Ventura County Stand Down
For the homeless veteran in Ventura County and elsewhere, life on the streets is debilitating at best. Suffering from lack of shelter, unemployment, physical and emotional disabilities, and lack of food, the homeless veteran often feels completely isolated from mainstream society and unable to break out of the self-perpetuating cycle of homelessness. The Stand Down […]
Vetrepreneurship Round Up
Transitioning from a tour of duty with any branch of the military takes hard work and discipline. While it can be difficult for military veterans to transition back into civilian lifestyles, the dedication and self-control they have learned in the military is often highly transferable to the world of business. Starting a new business requires […]
Tip for Vocational and Educational Counseling Services
Did you know that VA can provide free vocational and educational counseling services for transitioning Servicemembers and individuals eligible for GI Bill benefits (Montgomery, VR&E, Post-9/11, etc.)?
Employment Program for VA Education Students- Work-Study Program
The GI Bill can help cover many of a Veteran’s expenses, but often there are still bills to pay. Did you know there is a program that can pay students to help other Veterans right in their own community and do it while attending school?
AREVA Expands Military Veteran Hiring Campaign
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 5, 2013 – In 2012, AREVA initiated an outreach campaign to increase the number of overall U.S. military veterans hired, specifically in technical and engineering positions. As a result of this effort, 15 percent of new hires came from the military in 2012 and AREVA aims to expand this to 20 percent […]