Veterans Services Success Stories
90+ Year-Old Veteran, Spouse Able to Stay in Their Own Home
Mr. R was facing the prospect of placement in a nursing home, unable to pay for 24-hour, in-home care that would allow him to remain in his own home. The Escambia County Veterans Services Officer facilitated full benefits, including a $15,000 retroactive payment, within 40 days of his application. Today, Mr. R and his wife are happy and thriving in their own home.
Vietnam War Veteran Gets Disability
Due to his worsening condition, Richard was unable to work. The Escambia County Veterans Services Officer assisted him in receiving an appeal of $100,000 from new material submitted evidence, 100 percent permanent disability benefits, 100 percent property tax exemption, medical care and insurance, along with educational benefits for Richard and his wife.
Veteran Avoids Homelessness
James, a 39-year old Gulf War veteran, was facing homelessness after the Veterans Administration requested repayment of $5,472 in alleged over-payments and began garnishing 35 percent of his monthly Social Security/Disability benefits. He was also recovering from a major auto accident and could not work to support himself. The Escambia County Veterans Services Officer facilitated a waiver of the repayment, restored James' monthly Veterans Administration Non-Service Connected Pension benefit and obtained a monthly increase to that benefit.