Emergency Financial Assistance:
We provide short term basic needs to eligible, needy Wayne County Veterans and their dependents.
Our emergency financial assistance is to meet the basic needs of life such as food, shelter, essential utility services, etc. It is restricted in length of time depending on needs and circumstances.
It is not a pension program. It is not meant to sustain a lifestyle. It is not meant to replace lost wages.
How to qualify:
You may be required to:
Financial Assistance is generally limited to no more than three to four times in a year if you are able to work.
Please phone our office for more information, or to make an appointment with a Service Officer.
In many cases, the Service Officer may be able to respond immediately to your request with either an approval or denial.
You may be approved
After the initial interview, the Service Officer may be able to respond in your favor.
You may be denied
After the initial interview, the Service Officer may not be able to grant your request. Reasons for denial will be explained.
If you are denied
The Service Officer may need to refer your application to the next monthly meeting of the 5 member Veterans’ Service Commission for its approval.
You have the right to appeal any denial of assistance to the Veterans’ Service Commission.
You have the right to present your case in person or in writing to the next meeting of the commission. You must sign the “Notice of Appeal” to have your appearance scheduled by the Commission.