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Veterans Day Discounts 2019: Free Meals, Resources Exclusive to Veterans

Veterans Day 2019 is coming up on Monday, Nov. 11th, 2019. The following Veterans Day discounts list will continue to be updated as we start to gather more nationally available Veterans Day discounts, meals, or other ways businesses and organizations want to give back to the Veteran community. These Veterans Day discounts, free meals and other programs are being shared so that our Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors are aware of what’s currently being offered. To see the current Veterans Day Discounts being offered for 2019 click here

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Financial Emergencies: Top Resources

Finances and Disasters

  1. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Protecting your finances during the Coronavirus Pandemic& Links to Financial resources from other government agencies: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus/
  2. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -Protecting your credit during the coronavirus pandemic: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/protecting-your-credit-during-coronavirus-pandemic/
  3. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -Coronavirus and dealing with debt: Tips to help ease the impact: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/coronavirus-and-dealing-debt-tips-help-ease-impact/
  4. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Disaster Checklist: https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/cfpb-disaster-checklist-worksheet.pdf
  5. FEMA Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK): https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/96123
  6. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Disasters and Emergencies: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/disasters-and-emergencies/
  7. FEMA Mobile App: https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app
  8. S. Small Business Association (SBA) Disaster Assistance: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
  9. Financial Literacy and Education Commission- Financial Recovery Resources:

https://www.mymoney.gov/Pages/Hurricane.aspx

  1. DOD Office of Financial Readiness: COVID-19 Resources for the Military Community

https://finred.usalearning.gov/News/COVID19-Resources

Avoiding COVID-19 Scams

  1. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – Avoid Coronavirus Scams

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/coronavirus-scams-what-ftc-doing

  1. National Association of Insurance Commissioners – Identifying and Avoiding COVID-19 Scams

https://content.naic.org/article/consumer_alert_identifying_and_avoiding_covid_19_scams.htm

  1. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – Defending Against COVID-19 Cyber Scams

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/03/06/defending-against-covid-19-cyber-scams

  1. FBI Expects a Rise in Scams Involving Cryptocurrency Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-expects-a-rise-in-scams-involving-cryptocurrency-related-to-the-covid-19-pandemic

  1. Department of Justice (DOJ) – COVID-19 Fraud

https://www.justice.gov/coronavirus

  1. Department of Justice (DOJ) – Avoiding COVID-19 Scams Targeting Vulnerable Populations: https://www.justice.gov/usao-or/pr/us-attorney-shares-tips-avoiding-covid-19-scams-targeting-vulnerable-populations
  2. Federal Bureau of Investigation – Financial Fraud Investigations – COVID-19: https://www.fbi.gov/coronavirus
  3. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – Avoid Coronavirus Scams

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/coronavirus-scams-what-ftc-doing

  1. S. Department of the Treasury – COVID-19 Scams

https://home.treasury.gov/services/report-fraud-waste-and-abuse/covid-19-scams

Food Insecurity

  1. USDA- Food Insecurity: https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/food-nutrition-assistance/food-security-in-the-us/definitions-of-food-security/
  2. USDA – Food and Nutrition Assistance: https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/food-nutrition-assistance/
  3. USDA – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/food-nutrition-assistance/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/
  4. Federal Trade Commission (FTC): https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/coronavirus-scams-what-ftc-doing
  5. Office of Health Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) – Food Insecurity: https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/social-determinants-health/interventions-resources/food-insecurity
  6. USDA National School Lunch Program (NSLP) – https://www.fns.usda.gov/nslp

Prepare for Financial Emergencies

  1. Department of Homeland Security Financial Preparedness: https://www.ready.gov/financial-preparedness
  2. Department of Homeland Security – Get Tech Ready for Disasters: https://www.ready.gov/get-tech-ready
  3. Department of Homeland Security – Plan Ahead for Disasters: https://www.ready.gov/plan
  4. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau –Creating Savings First Aid Kit for Teachers and Students: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/practitioner-resources/youth-financial-education/teach/activities/creating-savings-first-aid-kit/
  5. gov – Making a Budget:

https://www.consumer.gov/articles/1002-making-budget

  1. gov – Managing Your Money:

https://www.consumer.gov/section/managing-your-money

  1. gov – Credit, Loans and Debt:

https://www.consumer.gov/section/credit-loans-and-debt

  1. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): Tools and resources to use with the people you serve

https://www.consumerfinance.gov/practitioner-resources/adult-financial-education/tools-and-resources/

Avoiding Financial Scams

  1. gov – Scams and Identity Theft:

https://www.consumer.gov/section/scams-and-identity-theft

  1. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – 10 Things You can Do to Avoid Fraud: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0060-10-things-you-can-do-avoid-fraud
  2. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Fraud and Scams: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/fraud/
  3. Federal Student Aid – Avoiding Student Aid Scams: https://studentaid.gov/resources/scams
  4. US Securities and Exchange Commission – How to Avoid Fraud: https://www.investor.gov/protect-your-investments/fraud/how-avoid-fraud
  5. American Bar Association – Avoiding Financial Scam in the Elderly: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/senior_lawyers/resources/elder-financial-scams/
  6. AARP – Avoiding financial scams and identity theft: https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-08-2010/online-safety-and-your-money-avoiding-scams.html
  7. Federal Bureau of Investigation – Financial Fraud Investigations: https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/white-collar-crime/news
  8. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – Job Scams

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0243-job-scams

Work and Employment

  1. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – Dealing with Job Loss – Links to Steps to Take

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0402-dealing-job-loss

  1. Department of Labor (DOL)– Unemployment Insurance Relief During COVID-19 Outbreak

https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus/unemployment-insurance

  1. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau- Help for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/help-small-businesses-during-covid-19-pandemic/

  1. Gov – Unemployment Benefits: https://www.usa.gov/unemployment
  2. Department of Labor (DOL)Careeronestop–Employment and Training

https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/EmploymentAndTraining/employment-and-training.aspx

  1. Department of Labor (DOL) Careeronestop – Vocational Rehabilitation

https://www.careeronestop.org/ResourcesFor/WorkersWithDisabilities/vocational-rehabilitation.aspx

  1. Department of Labor (DOL) – How Do I File for Unemployment Insurance?

https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/unemployment-insurance

  1. Department of Labor (DOL) Careeronestop – Unemployment Benefits Finder by State

https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/UnemploymentBenefits/find-unemployment-benefits.aspx

  1. Department of Labor(DOL) Careeronestop – Unemployment Checks

https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/UnemploymentBenefits/unemployment-benefits-finder-help.aspx

  1. Department of Labor (DOL)– Coronavirus Resources

https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus

Veterans Financial Resources

  1. National Resource Center (NRD) – database of resources for Service members, veterans, family members and caregivers: https://nrd.gov/
  2. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – Financial Assistance for Service Members and Veterans: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/practitioner-resources/servicemembers/
  3. VA – Careers and Employment Assistance and Benefits (1-800-827-1000):

https://www.va.gov/careers-employment/

  1. gov Homeless Veterans Assistance Center (1-877-424-3838): https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/5891
  2. DOD Office of Financial Readiness

https://finred.usalearning.gov/

  1. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – Navigating the military financial lifecycle: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/military-financial-lifecycle/
  2. Military Consumer- Veterans Managing Debt, Avoiding Scams, and Emergency Money: https://www.militaryconsumer.gov/life-events/veterans-support
  3. VA Housing Assistance: https://www.va.gov/homeless/housing.asp
  4. Military One Source – Financial and Legal (1-800-342-9647): https://www.militaryonesource.mil/financial-legal
  5. USAGov Housing Help for Veterans: https://www.usa.gov/veteran-housing
  6. USAGov Military and Veterans Programs and Benefits: https://www.usa.gov/military-assistance
  7. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Financial Grants: https://www.vfw.org/assistance/financial-grants
  8. IRS – Tax Information for Members of the Military: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/military
  9. Department of Labor – Unemployment Compensation for Ex-servicemembers: https://oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/ucx.asp
  10. USAJOBS Veterans: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/
  11. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment & Training Service: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets
  12. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Employment Resources: https://www.dav.org/veterans/employment-resources/
  13. VHA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

https://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/

  1. Gov Veterans’ Employment & Training Service (VETS): https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/4624
  2. Department of Labor (DOL) Careeronestop – Veterans ReEmployment

https://www.careeronestop.org/Veterans/default.aspx