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Consumer Safety Links

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RELATED LINKS - CONSUMER SAFETY:

  • Consumer Information - Opting Out of Calls, Email, and Mail

    • Stopping Unsolicited Mail, Phone Calls, and Email - Cut down on the number of unsolicited mailings, calls, and emails you receive by learning where to go to just say no. Free from ftc.gov.
    • Kill the Calls - Resource for consumers who are fed up with the aggravating calls they receive from telemarketers, debt collectors, and political recordings. The intent is to help you with the the information you need to try and stop these telemarketing calls once and for all.
    • DoNotCall.gov - National Do Not Call Registry. Remove your phone numbers from telemarketing lists. Or call the registry’s toll-free number (1-888-382-1222). Free
  • Consumer Information - Veterans' Benefits

    • Veterans Crisis Line - Toll-free and on-line resource staffed by trained Department of Veterans Affairs personnel, who can confidentially assist soldiers, veterans, families and friends toward local help and resources…. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
    • The Mission Continues - Awards community service fellowships to post-9/11 veterans, empowering them to transform their own lives by serving others and directly impacting their communities.
    • NYTimes: A Little-Known Benefit for Aging Veterans - The Aid and Attendance and Housebound Improved Pension benefit...which can cover the costs of caregivers…assisted living, or a nursing home...up to $2,019 monthly for a veteran and spouse, and up to $1,094 for the widow of a veteran.
    • Veterans' Compensation - Information from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on Compensation. Every veteran who reaches age 65 is considered 100% disabled and may be eligible for a basic pension of over $16,000 per year.
    • VeteranAid.org - Information on the Aid and Attendance and Housebound Improved Pension benefit (A&A) for older vets. Free.
    • Tennessee State Veteran's Burial Pre-Registration - Online pre-registration form allowing veterans and their families to get pre-approval for burial in one of Tennessee’s veterans cemeteries.
    • Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families program - For more information, call this Volunteers of America program at (865) 524-3926 ext. 235.
    • Supportive Services for Veteran Families program - For more information, call this Volunteers of America program at (865) 951-0682. Volunteers of America is a nonprofit that provides services not only to veterans, but also to the homeless, at-risk youth, and people returning to civilian life after serving time in prison, among other groups.

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