TFA - Temporary Financial Assistance
In the 1920s The American Legion began a national program of Temporary Financial Assistance to keep the children of deceased or disabled veterans at home rather than in institutions. This cash aid is still available for cases not covered by subsequent state and federal programs for the needy.
Through TFA, a local Post can call upon the National Organization for cash assistance to help maintain the basic needs of veterans' children. The TFA fund has been used to assist families in meeting the costs of shelter, food, utilities and health expense items when the parents are unable to do so, thereby keeping the child, or children, in a more stable home evironment.
This American Legion program works for the veteran and his or her family if you give it a chance. Any veteran with children at home who is having a hard time with financial affairs should complete the application. Remember this is an endowment and does not have to be repaid and can be approved for a second amount after six months.
TFA (Temporary Financial Assistance) application forms may be obtained at the Post or via the internet below. Once complete contact your Post Service Officer, TFA Post Representative or contact the Department for instructions.
Click here for: TFA Application Form