How Can Veterans Apply for Help From USA Cares?
Around 1 in every 5 veterans in the U.S. today served in the aftermath of the 9/11 World Trade Center Attacks. Just like the generations of veterans before them—and the generations that will come after—these veterans face unique challenges when they leave the service.
Adjusting to civilian life can be emotionally, financially, and physically challenging. To help ease the transition, USA Cares provides post-9/11 military veterans, service members, and their families with financial aid and post-service training needed to ensure long-term stability. The first step for veterans in seeking help from USA Cares is to complete the application process.
USA Cares’ Application Process
We have a straightforward application process that involves the following six steps.
- Application Submission: Start with filling out and submitting an online application on the USA Cares website.
- Case Creation and Verification: Once we receive your online application, we’ll connect you with a dedicated Case Manager, who will discuss with you any specific requirements.
- Case Review: Our virtual committee will review your case and get back to you with a response.
- Required Training: Once your case is approved, you will receive any training needed. For example, you might be enrolled in a course on Financial Literacy.
- Distribution of Funds: After any necessary courses are completed, we will distribute funds. How funds are distributed varies depending on the type of help you seek and your case conditions.
- Case Closure: This step will involve providing you with additional resources and following up to ensure that you are making the most use of the help received from USA Cares.
Types of Help Available
Here are some of the programs that we offer to support veterans transitioning to civilian life.
Military Assistance Response Program
This program is designed to help veterans or service members who are facing short-term monetary hardships. They receive financial support to pay essential bills resulting from a military service-related incident.
This program equips returning veterans with the tools and resources needed to start a new career and compete with civilian counterparts. It prepares them for the recruitment process and connects capable applicants to companies with relevant vacancies.
Financial Education and Empowerment Program
This program offers support to military families who are facing financial challenges. It equips military families with the tools they need to be prepared when the unforeseen happens.
Senior Leaders Corporate Fellowship Program
This program provides skills development training to ease the transition from military service into the civilian workforce. Every participant gets the opportunity to participate in a fellowship at a local organization within the Kentuckiana region.
Certified Military Housing Specialist Program
This nationally certified course is designed to educate loan officers, realtors, and housing professionals about how to work with military mortgagors, whether they are using a VA loan or other kind of financing.
To learn more about any of these programs or seek help, get in touch with us today!