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VETCares is proud to support servicemembers and veterans through the Military & Veteran Emergency Grant.

The Emergency Assistance Fund assists qualified active duty or veterans with critical needs such as: overdue bills, rent/mortgage, groceries, auto payment/insurance, auto repair, child & dependent care and critical baby items.
All active duty and veterans (released with honorable or released under conditions other than dishonorable) that meet our criteria may be eligible for assistance from VETCares’ Emergency Assistance Fund

Our application process is currently closed. Applicaiton process reopens April 2024

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CATEGORIES OF ASSISTANCE

The categories below serve as a guideline to the assistance we provide. If your need is not listed below, we encourage you to apply if you feel that your request is reasonable and critical.

  • Auto payment and assistance
  • Auto repair
  • Child & dependent care
  • Critical baby items
  • Emergency dental
  • Food assistance/Groceries
  • Essential home items
  • Medical
  • Moving & relocation
  • Rent & Mortgage
  • Travel & Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Other

APPLICATION PROCESS

Step 2: Submit application for processing by creating an account or logging in to my VETCares Portal.
Step 3: Caseworkers will review your application and contact you for any additional information.
Step 4: The case is evaluated and, if approved, you will be notified.

Note: While we want to assist all that apply, that is not realistic due to our limited financial and human resources. Our priority is to rank and process the most critical cases. We are currently experiencing a high volume of requests for financial help for military families. As a result, you may encounter some delay in the processing of your case. We appreciate your patience.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Proof of all household income (i.e., most recent LES or RAS, civilian pay, disability benefits, etc.)
  • 2 months of Bank checking and savings statements, Information re: 401K accounts, retirement accounts, stock, bonds, etc.
  • If wounded, provide documentation or other official record of a wound, illness, or injury being sustained in the line of duty.
  • If active duty, provide orders and/or deployment orders.
  • Veterans must provide DD214, the Veteran’s character of discharge or service must be Honorable or General (Under Honorable Conditions).
  • Any documents to help verify, support and illustrate the applicant’s current critical needs.
  • Three Character References (personal and professional).
  • A credit report will be pulled (this will not impact our decision for your application; however, it will determine the custom financial counseling you will receive if awarded).
  • A criminal background will be conducted. We will not award convicted felons.