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IDVA: Holiday Assistance Program

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

The MFRF Operation Holiday Program is designed to assist veterans and their families who are experiencing financial hardship. This special program can assist with essential holiday expenses for dependent children that reside in the veteran’s home and a holiday meal for qualified veterans.

The assistance amount would be $300.00 for each dependent child residing in the veteran’s home and $200.00 for the holiday meal.

This program will begin on November 1, 2022, and end on December 30, 2022. Any applications received or any that are incomplete after 4PM on December 30, 2022 will be denied.

The veteran must have an honorable, under honorable conditions, or certain other than honorable discharges.

The gross household income cannot exceed 2 times the US federal poverty guidelines.

An eligible dependent child shall be under 18 years of age or enrolled in high school or a high school equivalency program or enrolled in a full-time course of study in an institution of higher education but must provide proof that they maintain the veteran’s home as their residency.

Please note, the maximum lifetime amount that an applicant may receive from the fund is two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00), unless a higher amount is approved by the commission.

More information is available on IDVA's website.

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