• Get Help Now
  • Donate
  • Ways to Give
  • Current Needs
  • Get Involved
  • Contact Us
  • Log in
  • Search
  • Home
top of page photo

Critical Financial Assistance

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.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire Operation Homefront family is fully focused on our important mission and to ensuring that our military families receive the financial assistance they urgently need – when they need it. With this commitment in mind, we will continue to accept and process immediate requests for assistance outside the normal monthly application cycle.


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.