We understand the challenges veterans, service members and military families can face and believe that experiencing financial difficulties should not be one of them. That's the premise behind the VFW's Unmet Needs program.
Unmet Needs is there to help America's military families who have run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other military-related activity or injury. The program provides financial aid of up to $5,000 to assist with basic life needs in the form of a grant -not a loan- so no repayment is required. To further ease the burden, we pay the creditor directly.
Since the program's inception, Unmet Needs has distributed more than $6.75 million in assistance to more than 4,300 qualified military families, with nearly half of those funds going directly toward basic housing needs.
The needs of our veterans, service members and their families should never go unmet. Let us offer you a hand up when you need it!
Please review the Unmet Needs eligibility criteria to see if you or someone you know qualifies for a grant through the Unmet Needs program.
If you have any questions, please send us an email or call us at 1-866-789-6333.