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Temporary Financial Assistance
Since its establishment in 1925, The American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program has awarded cash grants to minor children of current active duty or American Legion members. These grants help families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable environment.
Who is eligible for a grant?
The minor child must not be older than 17, or 20 if still
enrolled in high school or is physically handicapped. The minor child must be
the biological child, stepchild, or in the legal custody of, a qualifying
veteran. A qualifying veteran is defined as a member of the United States Armed
Forces serving on federal orders current under Title 10 of the United States
Code, inclusive of all components, OR any veteran possessing an up-to-date
membership in The American Legion. Active duty applicants can be considered
without being a member of The American Legion. A single onetime non-repayable
Temporary Financial Assistance grant of up to $1,500 will be permitted for the
minor child(ren) of a qualifying veteran.
How to Apply
In order for a family to be considered for TFA, a request for assistance must be submitted on the prescribed application form. Applications may be obtained from Department Service Office or from Department Headquarters. Each application comes complete with instructions to guide the local investigator through the procedure of filing.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org