Oakland County, Michigan/COVID-19/Grants/Veterans COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief

Veterans COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief

​Veterans COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Application

A fund providing emergency financial assistance for Oakland County veterans, service members and eligible family members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

ELIGIBILITY AND PROCEDURES

To provide emergent financial relief to wartime and peacetime veterans, servicemembers, dependents or survivors for utilities, water bills, waste removal bills, property taxes and food/personal care assistance. The emergent need must be COVID-19 related, and relief must be to meet a necessity of daily life and not for the relief of an inconvenience or the purchase of a want or desire.

Eligibility:

  • Honorable or General Under Honorable Conditions discharge from the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, National Guard, Reserves or women’s auxiliaries
  • Resident of Oakland County

Procedures:

The following financial limits apply:

  • $2,500 maximum grant (including food assistance)
  • Food Assistance: $150.00 maximum

Documentation to Establish Eligibility:

  • Michigan Driver’s License or Michigan State ID
  • Legible copy of DD-214, separation report, or military service letter belonging to the applicant or the veteran to whom the application is related
  • Proof of eligible County residence. If the applicant resides in a shelter or transitional housing, the applicant must provide a ‘Shelter Verification’ for the purpose of establishing residency.
  • If the applicant is claiming eligibility through their relationship to a veteran, the applicant must provide documentation proving a relationship exists, such as:
    • Birth certificate of minor children
    • Marriage License
    • Adoption documentation
    • Death certificate of veteran
    • Statement certifying they have not remarried (if applying as a spouse)

Proof of Household Income/Expenses:

  • Household income must include all household members 18 years of age and older
  • Application includes statement that information is true to the best of applicant’s knowledge

Substantiating Evidence:

  • Utilities: valid current bill including applicant’s name and address
  • Property taxes: valid current bill from taxing authority including applicant’s name and address
  • Water Bill: valid current bill for water and sewer including applicant’s name and address
  • Waste Removal bill: valid current bill from waste removal company including applicant’s name and address

Application/Review Process:

  • Complete, sign and submit COVID-19 Emergency Relief Application
  • Emergent Relief Applications will be reviewed by the Oakland County Veterans COVID-19 Emergency Relief Review Team for completeness and approval/denial
If you have any questions, please call 248-858-0785.