Comptroller and others seek to help veterans with finances


POUGHKEEPSIE – Dutchess County Comptroller Robin Lois has partnered with Hudson River Housing and VetZero to provide local veterans with a free educational series devoted to maintaining financial health, as well as utilizing veteran-specific government services.

In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, part one of the series will include a brief presentation by the New York State Comptroller’s Office to provide further guidance within the realm of pandemic-related relief. A free dinner will also be provided by a local Poughkeepsie eatery.

VetZero is a specialized support system within Hudson River Housing that assists the veteran community “through specialized housing, transportation, advocacy, and care management.”

“I am happy to partner with VetZero and the New York State Comptroller’s Office to provide vital financial information to our local Veterans. It’s important that our Veterans know what financial resources and tools are available, and our Offices are here to bring it to them conveniently in one place,” said Comptroller Robin Lois.

“Part 1: Personal Finances”, will be on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 5:30-7:30 PM at the Poughkeepsie VFW Post 170, 1 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie. It will cover how to balance a personal budget, understanding and raising credit scores, and filing income taxes. Veterans who wish to attend are advised to bring their tax documents, bank statements, and any other questions they might have. Resources will be available on-site to provide direct assistance.

Parts 2 and 3 of the series are scheduled for the Summer and Fall, with details to be provided in the coming weeks.

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