- Posted October 4, 2013 by
Grifton, North Carolina
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
Heartbreak of the American Dream
Upon leaving Fort Carson, where I was stationed, I returned to my home in North Carolina and began looking for a house for my family and I to finally settle down in. After a lot of discussions and searches we finally found a house we could afford that was in foreclosure. We could even afford to buy it outright with my severance check. We contacted the Realtor and set the paperwork in motion. At last the American Dream was going to become a reality for me.
The severance pay was supposed to be deposited in my bank account sometime in the first week of October, but when I called the Defense Finance and Accounting Services I was told that the release for my severance pay was being held up at the local finance office (Ft Carson). I then contacted that office and was told by a very unpleasant lady that no one was receiving there severance because of the Shutdown. I have been in contact with my Congressman's office and was basically told that there really wasn't anything that could be done.
My purchase agreement with the bank states that I will pay the remainder due on the house by October 15, after which time I will accrue a $100 a day penalty until October 31 at which time I may lose the house.
Basically after serving my country and working for my Government, it seems they don't want to work for me.