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

Veterans COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief

Applications are now closed

ELIGIBILITY AND PROCEDURES

To provide emergent financial relief to wartime and peacetime veterans, service members, 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: $200.00 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.