DCBA Celebrates Month of the Military Consumer

Updated July 3, 2017

July marks both our nation’s independence and the Month of the Military Consumer. The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs is proud to assist the brave men and women who continue to protect and serve our nation.DCBA logo and U.S. flag patch on uniform

If you are a servicemember (or a dependent of a servicemember), you will often face unique financial and personal challenges. It might be difficult to meet your financial obligations while serving your country.

DCBA is committed to serving the needs of military consumers. If you need to file a consumer complaint, you can use our special online complaint form designed just for servicemembers. If you want DCBA to speak to your military group, you can request a speaker.

DCBA also helps small business owners, including veterans injured while serving the country. The Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Preference Program enhances purchasing and contracting opportunities for businesses owned by disabled veterans. Certified DVBEs receive a preference when bidding on L.A. County contracts. DCBA can help you get registered and certified as a DVBE. Through the L.A. County’s Contracting Connections program, the County’s goal is for DVBE’s to receive 3 percent of all eligible contracts.

There are also several consumer laws in place to assist military consumers and their families. Knowing your legal rights is the first step to ensuring financial freedom for your entire family.

The Federal Trade Commission also has several resources catered to helping military consumers earn, spend, borrow, and invest their money wisely.

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