One way VETERANS ONE HAND UP can help a Veteran is by paying for one time vehicle repairs. While keeping up routine monthly expenses may not be a problem, coming up with the money to take care of unexpected mechanic work can be a real challenge for some Veterans, especially those who are living on a fixed or inconsistent income. One of the first applications for assistance VETERANS ONE HAND UP approved was to cover the cost of two major vehicle repairs for a Veteran. VETERANS ONE HAND UP approved the application for the cost of making the two needed repairs. Arrangements were made with the mechanic, an appointment was made for the repairs (to which the Veteran confirmed), and the VETERANS ONE HAND UP representative drove about 60 miles in order to pay for the repairs. Amazingly, the Veteran never showed for the repairs and did not return phone calls. While it was a disappointment, it freed up the funds to help another Veteran who needed the assistance more.