Va computer glitch made me late with rent


I’m late on rent due to a glitch in the VA computer system. I didn’t get my disability payment for Aug 1st. I have about $450 in late fees due to no fault of my own. Is there legal help for this?

Jim's Reply:

No. The government is allowed certain mistakes and there generally aren't penalties because it's understood that mistakes happen. If you wanted to pursue a legal remedy you'd have to hire a lawyer to guide you, file a lawsuit in the proper court and spend countless hours and a lot of money to achieve whatever goal you may have in mind. The obvious answer is to negotiate with those who you owe money to and be better prepared for future circumstances as we all know this will happen again.