UNMET NEEDS

VFW Unmet Needs helps service members and their families who face unexpected financial difficulties, often as a result of deployments or other military related activity or injury.   Military families can apply for financial aid grants of up to $1,500 to assist with basic like needs in the form of a grant - not a loan - so no repayment is required; to further ease the burden, the creditor is paid directly.
 
Who is eligible?
  • A service member, veteran, or eligible dependent listed under the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
 
Hardship mush be due to one of the following:
  • Currently on active duty, whose financial hardship is a result of a current deployment, military pay error, or from being discharged for medical reasons.
  • Discharged on or after September 11, 2001, whose financial hardship is a direct result of your military service connected injuries and/or illnesses.
  • Discharged prior to September 11, 2001, are on a fixed income that must include VA compensation for a service connected injury/illness and facing an unexpected financial hardship.
 
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To apply for assistance, Click Here.