Help for veterans with financial difficulties available

Veterans with financial struggles can receive help through a relief program administered by the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Military Family Relief Fund offers emergency grants for veterans and family members experiencing financial hardship, according to a recent news release from the department.

The grants of up to $2,500 may be used to cover essential family expenses, such as housing (rent or mortgage), utilities, food, current medical expenses and transportation (vehicle payment, emergency repairs, insurance). Applicants may receive up to $2,500 unless a higher amount is approved by the Indiana Veterans Affairs Commission.

Indiana residents in the military service, active or veterans with honorable discharges or under honorable conditions and certain other-than-honorable discharges can apply.

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