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April 13, 2021 – Veterans who are receiving their disability compensation through a prepaid debit card or paper check could have their funds directly deposited into their bank accounts.  If a veteran opts in to direct deposit, they will receive their money automatically on time, every single time.  Veterans who do not have a bank account and may need assistance can receive help from the Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP).  This program can assist veterans in obtaining a low or no cost account.  The VBBP also provides veterans access to financial services with participating banks.  The VBBP states they are partnered with the Association of Military Banks of America.  These programs cater to our service members and their needs.

Reference:  “Direct Deposit puts Veterans in control of benefit payments”, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, VAntage Point Official Blog of the U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs, VA News Release, April 13, 2021

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Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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