War Time Service Dates (to eligible for Grant)

     WORLD WAR II

12-07-1941

TO

12-31-146

 KOREA

06-27-1950

TO

08-05-1964

VIETNAM

02-28-1961

TO

05-07-1975

          PERSIAN GULF

08-02-1990

TO

PRESENT

 **POSSESSING AFES OR VSM ON VETERANS DD214**

"ACTIVE DUTY" means FULL-TIME duty in the Armed forces other than active duty that is exclusively for training purposes. The SRC will not assist Veterans who were in the Reserves, unless they were activated under Title 10 Orders during a war time era. The SRC will not accept applications from Veterans whose discharge states:

•      DISHONORABLE

  • LESS THAN HONORABLE
  • UNDER OTHER THAN HONORABLE or

•      OTHER THAN HONORABLE

Applications are taken at any time during normal business hours

EMERGENCY GRANT PROCEDURES BRIEF

 

Temporary assistance granted by the Lapeer County Soldiers/Sailors Relief Fund (LCVA) for emergencies or hardships is available to eligible wartime veterans their families, residing in the county of Lapeer, state of Michigan. Under the authority of Public Act 192 of 1953 (as amended), the LCVA cannot provide assistance for long-term problems or chronic financial difficulties. Those eligible for the LCVA temporary grant program must apply through the LCVA Committee. All applications are investigated, deliberated, and decided in confidence. Any applicant may request a personal hearing before the commission at the meeting when his/her application is considered. The decision of the LCVA Committee is final. Soldiers/Sailors Relief Fund Committee is the Lapeer County Department of Veterans Affairs Committee members.

 

General Definition of Need

 When an eligible applicant is unable to temporarily provide the basic necessities of life in our society without causing a hardship, a situation for a possible LCVA grant exists. The assistance must be essential and not for the relief of an inconvenience, or the purchase of a want/desire. The key factor is determining whether or not a grant is justified is the ability of the applicant to manage the obligation for which aid is requested after a grant is made. If there is no reasonable expectation that the LCVA grant would enable the applicant to resume his/her responsibility then aid is not appropriate or wise. Since the LCVA only has a yearly allotment to provide grants and administer its operation, care must be taken to insure that the resources are expended wisely and where they will help the most. If, by experience with the LCVA or through other means and applicant's financial situation creates repetitive "emergencies" or appears to be chronic in nature, commission must refer that person to other resources designated to address those lingering needs. In addition, the applicant should have attempted to resolve the emergency or hardship through every reasonable means available prior to asking the LCVA for assistance. (Often the willingness to take responsibility for one's difficulties is demonstrated by the ability to pay a portion of the debt). In other words, the applicant should have tried to resolve the problem, but is apparently unable to do so without LCVA aid.

 

Basic Eligibility

 To be eligible for a grant from the LCVA you must be a legal resident of the County of Lapeer, State of Michigan for at least 90 days at the time of the application. The veteran must have been discharged under honorable conditions, with at least 6 months of active service, or have been separated as the result of a physical or mental disability incurred in the line of duty (or aggravated by active duty).

 

Documentation

The following are required when filling out an application for Soldiers/Sailors relief assistance:

  • Discharge papers, separation report, or DD-214 (showing the dates of active duty and the character of the release).
  • Proof of residence (driver's license, voter registration, utility ..)
  • Marriage certificate; birth certificates for minor children
  • Death certificate of a deceased spouse or parent
  • Bills or account statements regarding the items for which you are seeking a LCVA
  • Documentation of any disability rating, (Social Security or VA)
  • Proof of employment or other