The following is summarized from The Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Marines’ Fund web site http://www.ct.gov/ssmf
Financial assistance for health and maintenance needs of eligible veterans with an honorable discharge, and their spouses (or widows) and their minor children (ages 0 through 17). The spouse or child must be living with the veteran or living with the veteran at the time of his/her death. Funds can be used for food, clothing, shelter, fuel, utilities, and burial expenses (For hospital care and other medical expenses, veterans should first contact the United States Veterans Administration (VA) to determine if they are eligible for any VA benefits). The Fund is limited by its earnings, so it may not be able to completely meet the veteran’s need.
The fund was created by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1919 and is administered by the American Legion.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
APPLICABLE DATES OF SERVICE:
OR: Combat or combat support service is required for the following service periods:
(Must have been awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.)
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: State office or regional offices will tell callers where to apply for assistance; also, name and address of nearest Fund Representatives may be obtained from the local American Legion Post or the office of the Town or City Clerk, where the names and addresses of the Fund Representatives are registered.
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
SOURCE: Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Marines’ Fund
PREPARED BY: 211/ch
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: July2021