Resources for Veterans
We owe the security of our country to our heroic veterans. Unfortunately, many veterans are struggling to make ends meet and to support their families. If you are a veteran, you likely already know about VA loans. But, did you know there are many other resources the government and other organizations can help veterans with? Here’s a list of resources created especially for veterans.
The USA Cares Emergency Assistance Program
If you’re a retired service person struggling to cover basic bills, including rent and utilities, you may be eligible for a grant from this organization. And, you can apply at USA cares.org.
The American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance
This organization helps veterans who are parents of young children. They want to create a stable home life. It offers cash grants to help cover expenses like housing, utilities, food, and medical costs. Eligibility requirements and applications for a grant are located at Legion.org
Operation Family Fund
Veterans who were severely disabled while serving in Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom may be eligible for grants. These grants help to cover medical bills, emergency transportation, vehicle repair, and housing. Apply for a grant at operation family fund.org.
Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes
This organization provides financial assistance to veterans who were severely wounded while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Apply at CSAH web author.com.
US Department of Veterans Affairs Aid & Attendance and Housebound Assistance
If you are a veteran receiving a VA pension, you may be eligible to increase your monthly amount through Aid & Attendance and Housebound Assistance. If you are bedridden or need the services of an aide to help with everyday activities, apply for assistance at VA .gov
Operation First Response
This organization offers financial assistance for wounded veterans and their families while they are in the midst of the VA claim process. Veterans who qualify can use the funds to cover immediate needs like housing, transportation, groceries, and more. To apply for assistance at operation first response.org
Hope for the Warriors
The mission of Hope for the Warriors is to enhance the quality of life for members of the military and their families. And, they help those who have been affected by physical injuries or death while in the line of duty.
This organization provides financial assistance for the immediate family members of the wounded, ill, injured, or deployed. Exact criteria for the support supplied vary by location. Visit Operation Home Front.net to apply.
Semper Fi Fund
The Semper Fi Fund provides financial relief for any needs that may arise during the hospitalization and recovery of a service member due to an injury sustained while serving in the line of duty.
Elevate Credit Union wants our community to succeed. We appreciate our service members and hope this list can offer the aide you need. And remember, we offer free budget counseling. Please share this list with your family and friends who have served.