Phyllis*, an elderly veteran, was disabled, homeless, and losing hope. While living on the streets Phyllis lost her identification card and all her personal paperwork. As a result, she was unable to apply for food stamps, housing, and other assistance. Phyllis went to Stand Down – a program...Read more
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Daphne* was distraught. Ed,* her husband of 35 years and a WWII Pearl Harbor veteran, had Alzheimer’s Disease and his mental and physical health was rapidly deteriorating. Daphne was Ed’s full-time caregiver, but she knew her husband urgently needed adult guardianship. However, the couple had...Read more
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Disabled veteran Lenny* was in danger of having service terminated by the local utility company. Lenny attempted to file his own pro se bankruptcy petition to prevent the termination, but was unable to fully understand the process or the paperwork. The court allowed Lenny two weeks to file his...Read more
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NLSP’s investigation revealed that the landlord had targeted disabled and homeless veterans to occupy substandard housing units, in addition to managing several Community Residential Facilities (CRF) for severely disabled residents. The landlord had failed to properly administer medications or provide adequate food for residents, and failed to pay CRF employees a legal wage or pay rent on the CRF, creating a risk that residents could be evicted.Read more
Mr. Harrison,* a Gulf War Veteran, had not seen his children in two years and was feeling very depressed and helpless about the situation. Following an acrimonious divorce in which Mr. Harrison was not represented by an attorney, he had not been allowed visitation rights with his son and daughter...Read more
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Bob* is an elderly disabled veteran living in a federally subsidized low-income housing, with only his Social Security as income. In early winter, he received a letter informing him that his rent would double, effective in one month. The doubled rent would take up 71% of his income, leaving very...Read more
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Paul Roberts,* a Navy veteran, received a $27,716 bill from the South Carolina Division of the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). The VA incorrectly claimed that Paul did not report his Social Security disability benefits when he filed his taxes, and had informed the IRS of the alleged debt...Read more
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Dwayne*, an elderly disabled veteran, was living in a nursing home when he was served a Notice of Involuntary Transfer or Discharge. Dwayne could not stand unassisted, was incontinent and confined to a wheelchair, and otherwise needed care beyond what his family could provide at home. His insurance...Read more
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Mr. Johnson* is an elderly and disabled veteran. He turned to Colorado Legal Services (CLS) for help with a judicial foreclosure filed by the veterans' Home Owner's Association (HOA). The HOA had levied numerous fines against Mr. Johnson based on the home use of a small bus needed because of his...Read more
Mr. D* joined the Marines when he was 17 years old. While serving in Vietnam, he was injured three times and received two Purple Hearts. When Mr. D came back to the United States, he began to struggle with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He went AWOL (absent without official leave) and lived...Read more