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Veterans Assistance During COVID-19 Emergency

Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs to award veterans assistance during COVID-19 emergency

Military Family Relief Fund emergency relief application available NOW.

 The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) Military Family Relief Fund (MFRF) coronavirus emergency application is available now at in.gov/dva and will provide undisrupted assistance to veterans and their families during this National Emergency COVID-19 crisis.

Questions can be answered by calling (317) 232-3910.

Eligibility Requirement Adjustments

The MFRF eligibility criteria will be adjusted as follows:

  • Removal of the requirement that the veteran’s hardship must have occurred as a result of their military service.
  • Removal of the required periods of war or conflict.
  • Modification of the $ 2,500-lifetime limit to allow the IDVA director to approve MFRF requests in excess of $2,500.
  • Removal of veteran’s ability to only utilize the fund to the total of $2,500, allowing veterans who have previously used the fund to apply for the MFRF COVID-19 relief.

The following are the new eligibility requirements for the MFRF COVID-19 application:

  • A veteran must have written documentation proving that their position and/or job has been affected by COVID-19, e.g. a letter from an employer, a letter from a supplier.
  • Proof of hardship as a result of COVID-19, e.g. a letter from an employer on official letterhead detailing a period in which the veteran will lose income as a result of COVID-19.

Relief Application Directions

Additional information

  • Applicants applying for the modified emergency grant will authorize the State of Indiana to access their Indiana Department of Workforce Development Unemployment Insurance files by virtue of signing the application.
  • Any applicant that does not meet the requirements for the MFRF COVID-19 grant will be directed to complete the original MFRF grant application. Coronavirus emergency applicants are given priority.
  • The MFRF COVID-19 grant may be used on a case by case basis by families for up to two months of household needs such as food, housing, utilities, medical services, childcare and other essential family support which has become difficult to afford.

Visit the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs Website to apply

https://www.in.gov/dva

Questions can be answered by calling (317) 232-3910.