After serving 14 years in the U.S. Navy, former lieutenant and medical service corps officer Kenya Smith had earned two master’s degrees, been deployed to Iraq and racked up substantial experience in healthcare and administration. Two years after leaving the military though, Smith told CNN in article published on October 31, 2011, that she and her two teenage children are currently living in transitional housing after losing her home to foreclosure in September.
CNN notes that the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans was 11.7 percent in September and 14.7 percent for female veterans in particular. Both figures are higher than the national average of 9.1 percent. Smith told CNN that she left the Navy for health reasons, and she is not sure she would meet the enlistment requirements if she tried to re-enlist. The pressure to find something soon has increased for Smith, as she and her kids have to move out of their temporary housing on November 11—Veterans Day.
You do not have to be a military veteran to receive foreclosure help. Unemployment is just one of the many reasons that people throughout Maryland and all over the country are struggling to pay their mortgages, but it is also one of the most common causes for people to enter the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process. If you are unable to qualify for Chapter 7 after completing a bankruptcy means test, you can still file Chapter 13. Are you unsure about what the differences are? Maryland bankruptcy lawyer Kevin D. Judd can answer all of your questions when you contact our office to set up an initial consultation.
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