Financial Assistance

As the nation’s largest organization of combat veterans, 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 service members who run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other military-related activity. The program provides financial aid of up to $2,500 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 $5 million in assistance to qualified military families, with nearly half of those funds going directly toward basic housing needs.

The needs of our veterans, service and their families should never go unmet. Let us offer you a hand up when you need it!

If you or someone you know may qualify for a grant through the VFW Unmet Needs program, please reference the resources below: