FROM DENNNIS BOLAND, NEC
Temporary Financial Assistance
The American Legion’s Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program provides non-repayable grants to children of service members currently serving on active duty or to children of veterans who are members of The American Legion. These grants help maintain the basic needs of those children, such as shelter, utilities, clothing, food and medical care, when their parents or guardians are facing financial challenges. It can only be granted after all other forms of financial assistance available to them have first been applied for, or have already been denied. As the name implies, the TFA program is designed to give a temporary lift to children adversely affected by circumstances in the home.
A landmark program created through The American Legion’s Endowment Fund, TFA was established as a means for The American Legion to provide direct aid to children of qualifying veterans. Through TFA, a Post can call upon the national organization to lend a helping hand to children for maintenance or medical needs.
It is the responsibility of the Legion Post or Department involved to make every effort to secure assistance for the children from its own resources, or from other organizations or agencies within the community. The Temporary Financial Assistance programs provides a safety net when all other means have been tried and exhausted.
Payments from the program may be made to, or on behalf of the family to pay a variety of expenses necessary to maintain the health and welfare of the children involved.
Maintenance grants may not be used for debt incurred prior to the date of application, unless the debts are utility or shelter expenses. Maintenance grants may be used for:
- Shelter – rent or mortgage payment
Medical grants must be approved prior to any debt being incurred. These grants may be used for:
- Medical care
- Dental care
- Nursing and convalescent care
Since January 1, 2017 through December 1, 2017 The American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance program has helped 49 Florida families in the amount of $68,951.86.
Weekly Reports – February 22, 2018
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Roy R. Mahoney
It is with deep regret that we report the passing of Past Department Commander, Roy R. Mahoney, of Delray Beach, FL on December 23, 2017 at the age of 86. Roy is survived by his wife, Marie, and two children, Stephen Mahoney and Lisa Mahoney read more >