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Well, Shi......Crap. My VA Disability Check Didn't Come Today. UPDATE

Posted by on May. 1, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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 I am a 70% disabled Air Force veteran, and I receive a check in the mail every month for $1,344. I have been receiving these checks since July 2008. With one exception, my check has never been late.

It didn't arrive today.

I will be praying that it comes tomorrow. This is my means of paying the utilities and insurance. My husband works full time at $10/hr, but after taxes and child support, there is only around $250 left every week, and that pays for gas and food. Let's hope I'm not about to face a financial crisis.

And yes, this is my wake-up call to have my checks direct deposited. Believe me, I'm smacking myself for not having done this yet.

 UPDATE: It still has not arrived, as of May 2nd. The mail has arrived today, with no check. I called the VA, and was told my payment was processed on May 1st (as usual), and I will have to wait 7 days before I can put a trace on it.

I don't know WTF is going on, and my husband and I are crunching numbers, trying to figure out what we are going to do. We are going to talk to my sister tonight to see if she can help with some of the bills.


"Roger that. Over."

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by on May. 1, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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nancym3
by on May. 1, 2012 at 6:20 PM
Uh oh! Hope you get it tomorrow!
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radioheid
by on May. 1, 2012 at 6:23 PM

 Me too. It *has* come late before, but only once. I receive them early far more often than late.

Quoting nancym3:

Uh oh! Hope you get it tomorrow!

 


"Roger that. Over."

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blsdbyangel07
by Evil Food Lady on May. 1, 2012 at 6:25 PM

I got my fingers crossed for ya!

Tea4Tas
by on May. 1, 2012 at 6:25 PM

The insurance cannot be late-but the utilities usually give you a few days grace time.

 

P.V.Hawkwind
by on May. 1, 2012 at 6:25 PM
I hope it comes!
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AFWifeNMom
by on May. 1, 2012 at 6:26 PM
I didn't know they even still did paper checks???

Definately time for direct deposit!
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PinkyPan
by on May. 1, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Oh crap....I hope you receive it tomorrow. Good luck.

carterscutie85
by *Shanny's Stalker* on May. 1, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Hope it comes tomorrow.

My son gets SSI. It comes on a card every month. If the first falls on a weekend he gets it the first business day before. Definitely worth looking into.

kkrk1012
by on May. 1, 2012 at 6:28 PM
i get my sons direct deposit i have learned i cant rely on the paper checks hope u get it tomorrow hun
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radioheid
by on May. 1, 2012 at 6:29 PM

 Last I heard, the VA was phasing out paper checks in 2014. I'm a dinosaur, I like holding the check and knowing I can cash it and have my money. The electronic stuff makes me nervous.

Quoting AFWifeNMom:

I didn't know they even still did paper checks???

Definately time for direct deposit!

 


"Roger that. Over."

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