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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 or veteran with a service connected wound, illness or injury — and meet our criteria — you may be eligible for assistance from Operation Homefront’s Critical Financial Assistance.

Since 2011, we have fulfilled over 49,000 unique requests from military families, providing nearly $30 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.


Operation Homefront will return to our normal monthly application cycle beginning September 1, 2021. Applications will once again be accepted on the first 10 days of each month, rather than throughout the month, a policy adopted to meet the needs of military families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If an urgent request arises outside of the application window, our CFA team will be ready to support and assess the needs on a case-by-case basis at any time during the month.  See our FAQ below for more information on our application process. 

Throughout the pandemic, the entire Operation Homefront family has been honored to help military families, impacted by COVID-19, receive the financial assistance they urgently needed, fulfilling more than 2100 requests for assistance since March 2020. We are grateful for the outpouring of support from our corporate partners and individual donors that have helped us ensure that our military families were able to stay strong throughout this challenging time for our nation. 

Application Process

  • Step 1

    Application and Initial Processing Period (1st through the 10th of each month)

  • Step 2

    Processing and Review Period (1st through the 20th of each month)

  • Step 3

    Evaluation/Notifications (21st through the 30th of each month)

Click here to view full application process.

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. Click here to view table of eligibility criteria.

Critical Financial Assistance FAQs

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Go to My Operation Homefront to create an account or log in and start your application for assistance.

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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.

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