VFW: 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 grants of up to $1,500 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.
Students with a military background have several financial aid opportunities. The Post-9/11 GI Bill offers federally funded education assistance to veterans and service members who served after Sept. 10, 2001. Many schools offer tuition assistance programs for military students and their families, such as reduced tuition rates, flexible payment plans, student loans, grants, and veteran college scholarships.
When it comes to preparing for the golden years, veterans and their families have many resources at their fingertips. They include pensions, a civilian income, Social Security (or possible disability income), VA healthcare and tax-advantaged savings.
Find out what benefits are available to you and how eligibility is determined. By combining veterans benefits with Social Security income, savings plans and annuities you will be one step closer to handling your future expenses.