Financial Assistance Resources

Financial Assistance

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Emergency Financial Assistance

  • The Hope For The Warriors' Critical Care Coordination program offers financial support and education to post 9/11 veterans, military families, and survivors of trauma who have experienced a loss of income due to:
    • Delays in disability claims processing
    • Homelessness
    • Injury
    • Unexpected expenses

  • Visit Mission 22 for a comprehensive list of organizations that are providing financial assistance to veterans experiencing financial setbacks.

  • The VFW is offering emergency cash assistance to qualifying veterans, military members, and families.

  • NYC Human Resources Administration's NYC Cash Assistance program offers cash for families in need.

  • The PENFED Foundation's Military Heroes Fund provides emergency financial assistance for wounded, ill, and injured post 9-11 combat veterans who are experiencing an unexpected financial setback over the past one to three months.

  • Operation Homefront offers veterans financial assistance for critical family needs including overdue bills and home repairs.

  • The One Shot Dealallows NYC residents to apply for a one-time emergency grant that can be used for assistance with rent, utility bills, and disaster expenses.

Branch-Specific Aid

  • Air Force: The Air Force Aid Society provides no-interest loans and grants to Air Force service members and Air Force families who experience unexpected financial emergencies.

  • Army: Army Emergency Relief offers emergency financial assistance to Army reservists, Army servicemembers who are on active duty or retired, and surviving family members.

  • Coast Guard: The Coast Guard Mutual Assistance provides emergency grants to Coast Guard service members experiencing an emergency.

  • Navy-Marine: The Navy-Marine Corps Marine Society provides interest-free loans and grants to active-duty service members and retired veterans. The organization also offers financial counseling.

  • National Guard: American Red Cross Financial Assistance offers emergency funds to active duty service members, members of an activated National Guard or Reserve unit, and veterans. Immediate family members of active-duty service members, as well as spouse and widow(er)s of a veteran, are also eligible.

Tax Preparation

Preparers from NYC Free Tax Prep can help you file taxes if you earn $64,000 or less (families) or $45,000 or less (single filer).

Financial Counseling