This Emergency Assistance program pays immediate, essential bills, including food and utility bills. This program is vital to a military family’s quality of life— we have paid a bill while the utility company truck is in the driveway ready to shut off their lights. Priority is given to cases where the financial stress is related to military service.
USA Cares typically assist these emergencies with between $20K and $30K per week with an average grant size of $650.
Providing Quality of Life for Our Clients
USA Cares Emergency Assistance program offers post-9/11 service members, veterans and their families assistance with utility bills and even provides emergency food assistance. It is not unusual for National Guard members or Reservists to suffer a significant loss of income when being called to active duty, and many return home from deployment with the task of finding a new job. For some families, an error in pay or delays in processing cause them not to receive income—a situation that may not be corrected for weeks.
Emergency Assistance ensures that the needs of the family, central to qualify of life are met when there is a hardship directly due to the military service/mission. The program also provides assistance with auto payments, auto insurance and phone bills.