How to Apply and Application Assistance
Provided below is information and links regarding benefits and services potentially available to you. We strongly recommend, if you are considering requesting services or submitting an application to the VA, that you contact your County Veterans Service Office. Their Service Officers specialize in assisting veterans and their family members with claims, applications, and appeals to the VA.
Please visit our County Veterans Service Offices web page to obtain your County Veterans Service Office's contact information.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Our job at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is to work on consumer financial challenges affecting military personnel (including retirees and veterans) and their families. We do that through financial education, monitoring of complaints submitted by consumers to the CFPB, and coordinating with other Federal and state agencies on military consumer protection measures. We understand that military life has some extra challenges, such as deployment and frequent moves, and that those challenges can have powerful financial repercussions. Our job is to make sure that others understand the unique consumer financial challenges faced by the military, and to encourage the CFPB and other agencies use their powers to make financial markets work better for our military and veteran families.
We want to hear from active duty, Guard, Reserve, retirees, family members, and veterans - the whole military community.
To learn more please visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau links provided below.
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
- CFPB's Office of Servicemenber Affairs (OSA)
- Ask CFPB
- CFPB Bulk Publication
- CFPB Blog
Additional Financial Assistance Resources
Below is a list of NON VA organizations that provide Financial Assistance.
American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) - this also falls under education, they do have scholarships
American Military Family
Elks Lodge - has financial assistance available and this falls under education also, they have scholarships.
Home Front Cares
Impact a Hero
National Association of American Veterans
National Veterans Foundation
Operation Home Front
Salute Heroes for Wounded Warriors
Other Types of Assistance
Financial assistance or compensation my be obtained from other services, benefits, or claims. Please follow the links listed below to learn more.