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Critical Financial Assistance

Natural Disaster Recovery Assistance is available for military families impacted by hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, forest fires, flooding or other disasters within the past two years (since July 2017).

If you are in need of home repairs or are otherwise experiencing financial hardship due to a natural disaster, you may be eligible for assistance and are encouraged to apply for help. 


Actively serving military members in pay grades E1 to E6 with legal dependents or wounded, ill or injured service members; additionally, any post-9/11 wounded, ill, or injured service member with medical documentation and an honorable discharge within the last 7 years, and;

Must have been impacted by a natural disaster within the past two years (since July 2017).

NOTE: Assistance for active duty E1-E6 with dependents is limited to food assistance only.

For all other financial assistance, see information under the Critical Financial Assistance heading below.

To apply for critical financial assistance, you will need to create an account or have an existing account with Operation Homefront. Click this link APPLY NOW! and you will be taken to My Operation Homefront to log in or create an account. 

All natural disaster assistance request applications must be submitted before September 30, 2019. If you have any questions about the Critical Financial Assistance application process, please call Operation Homefront directly at 877-264-3968, and a caseworker will assist you.


Critical Financial Assistance

Do you need financial assistance for overdue bills, repairs, or other critical family needs? If you are active duty, deployed, a veteran, or are a wounded, ill or injured service member -- and meet our criteria -- you may be eligible for assistance from Operation Homefront's Critical Financial Assistance.

Since 2011, we have fulfilled over 42,000 unique requests from military families, providing over $26 million in assistance. In 2018, 97% of the families helped by this program agreed or strongly agreed that our support helped them feel strong, stable, and secure.


Application Process:

Our system follows a three-step process each month for applicants. There is a 10-day Application and Initial Processing Period, a 10-day Processing and Review Period, and a 10-day Evaluation/Notification period.


Eligibility Criteria:

While it is Operation Homefront's wish to meet all assistance request, request from ineligible individuals cannot be considered and will delay our ability to assist other, eligible individuals.


Frequently Asked Questions:

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions that might help you.

Click here to view frequently asked questions.

In order to apply for critical financial assistance you will need to create an account or have an existing account with Operation Homefront. Once you click the "Apply Now" button below you will be taken to My Operation Homefront to create an account or log in.




We are grateful to the following partners who support our Critical Financial Assistance program and help military families get through their short-term, financial struggles so they do not become long-term chronic challenges.