COVID-19 Resources for Vets

Military Heroes Fund COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Program

The COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Program was created to provide financial assistance to all Veterans, Active Duty, Reserves, and the National Guard who are experiencing a financial setback due to the negative economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation is prioritizing assistance to those who have lost their primary/only income or have an increased financial burden as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant amount will support 1 month of payment up to $1,500 in the following areas:

  • Auto Loan/Lease
  • Mortgage
  • Rent
  • Utilities (Electric, Water, Heat)

All checks will be sent directly to the creditor or landlord after the grant is approved. The Foundation can only support one emergency financial request per household.

What You'll Need

  • DD214 or LES
  • A bill or statement for the requested expense
  • An explanation of how the financial setback is related to the COVID-19 pandemic (for example, loss of job due to quarantine and/or public health policies)

To be eligible for this program you must be in one of the following categories:

  • A current active-duty service member
  • Currently active in the National Guard
  • Currently active in the Reserves
  • A Veteran that has been honorably discharged

Visit the Penfed Foundation website for more information.