Struggles with unemployment and housing instability, income changes, frequent moves and the stress of military service on family life create unique challenges for service members and veterans that can impact their child support cases. Homeless veterans report that child support concerns are among their most difficult issues.
The U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services, along with the American Bar Association, have launched a partnership to help homeless veterans gain permanent housing through assistance with modifying child support orders and reducing child support debt. The project also connects veterans with legal services, responsible fatherhood, and community-based programs that offer employment and other supportive services. In addition, the project has created informational resources for veterans, their families, advocates, and service providers.
Please visit the following link to view the fact sheet and learn how the project is being implemented in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, San Diego, Seattle and Washington, D.C.: Ending Homelessness Among Veterans.
Learn about veterans who are noncustodial parents in the child support caseload and how the program can help them by visiting this link: Veterans in the Child Support Caseload.