Veteran's assistance program
is to assist eligible veterans with BASIC LIFE SUSTAINING NEEDS to avoid or curtail PRIVATION and who have experienced an unexpected and/or unforeseen hardship that they do not have resources to handle on their own. This is not an entitlement program based on veteran status. This program does not provide EMERGENCY FUNDS, and not every person who applies will be approved.
The following situations are not eligible and will be denied if the veteran/applicant is;
- Currently incarcerated.
- Under indictment or determined to be guilty for a criminal violation or conduct resulting in financial hardship.
- A party to any civil legal action such as divorce, bankruptcy, tax liens, garnishments, etc.
- A registered sex offender.
- Loaned or paid money to others before meeting their own financial obligations.
- Living beyond the means of the household.
- Chronic unemployment with no evidence of attempts to become employed in any available job.
- Poor financial management or decision making.
- Any unemployment situation where the veteran/applicant is or was self employed by any business concern that they have an ownership interest in.
- Voluntary job termination for any reason.
A portion of the Funds for this program have been provided by a grant from the Fund For Veterans’ Assistance.
- The applicant must be a veteran with an “HONORABLE” discharge not related to misconduct or a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), current member of the U.S. Armed Forces or its Reserve or National Guard component.
- Must have completed at least 180 days of active duty service.
- Or is the immediate family member of a qualifying veteran or service member.
- A legal resident of the State of Texas.
- The hardship is primarily due to no fault of the veteran/applicant and that the hardship is unexpected and/or unforeseen.
- The veteran/applicant has not received assistance from the Veterans Assistance