Federal Communications Commission
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. This program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
Department of Veterans Affairs
This website provides information about how Afghanistan Veterans and their families who are struggling and/or need assistance can get help through Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Provide Air Force members with emergency assistance, education support and community programs.
American Red Cross of Missouri
From blazes and blizzards to floods and fires, the Missouri Red Cross fulfills the American Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. They provide immediate assistance for food, shelter, clothing and emotional support. For more information CALL: (816) 536-0108.
Catholic Charities
Southern Missouri
They help people in need get on their feet and maintain stability so that they don’t have to face these hard situations in the future. Their programs and services provide for individuals’ and families’ immediate needs, while also offering tools and resources. for a better tomorrow.
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Coast Guard Mutual Assistance serves the entire Coast Guard community.
Common Ground
Offering temporary financial assistance with rent, utilities, gas vouchers, etc. Call (573) 522-4314 for more information.
Disabled American Veterans
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. For more information CALL: (877) 426-2838
Disabled Veterans National Foundation
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
Department of Veterans Affairs
This is a list of Veteran and military discounts, which are good all year round and will be updated as we learn of more. These discounts are being shared so that Veterans, military members, their families, caregivers and survivors are aware of all resources available to them.
Fisher House Mid-Missouri
The Mid-Missouri Fisher House will provide free, temporary lodging for families of Veterans receiving hospital care.
Missouri Department of Economic Development
Learn about grant programs in Missouri.
HEROES Care
H.E.R.O.E.S. Care is an affiliation of program partners working together to provide support to military families in the communities where they live. H.E.R.O.E.S. Care combines the power of national organizations dedicated to providing emergency financial aid, employment opportunities, and mental health care services through a network of specially trained care givers before, during, and after deployment. Call (636) 600-0096 for more information.
Home At Last
Inspired and created by Thin Line Families, HOME at LAST is a national nonprofit organization which exists to help those who serve/have served achieve the American Dream of home ownership. Fueled by passion, generosity, and an unwavering commitment to help, HOME at LAST seeks out to EDUCATE, ADVOCATE, & PROTECT Thin Line families during their real estate process.
Honorbound Foundation
This organization provides emergency assistance and education to help Veterans nationwide navigate the challenges of life after service.
Department of Veterans Affairs
As part of their mission to serve Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families, VA provides valuable life insurance benefits to give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your family is protected. VA’s life insurance programs were developed to provide financial security for your family given the extraordinary risks involved in military service.
DSS
This is for help with heating/cooling. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help you pay your home energy bills through: Energy Assistance - A one-time payment for one fuel type for your heating or cooling costs from October-September, and Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) - Helps pay your energy bill when you have a sudden, unexpected, uncontrollable loss of financial resources, life-threatening situation, or if there is any circumstance that threatens your stability if energy aid is not supplied. The amount of help you receive is based on the amount of money needed to settle your crisis with the energy provider. Winter ECIP is available November—May based on funding. The maximum amount you could get is $1,600. Summer ECIP is available June—September based on funding. The maximum amount you could get is $1,200.
DSS
The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) may be able to help you with a one-time payment for your water and/or wastewater (sewer) bill from November - September. The maximum amount you could get is $750.00. LIHWAP can help with: disconnection or reconnection fees, threat of disconnection, and past due and current bills.
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Cost-effective energy-efficient home improvements for Missouri's low income households.
Military One Source
Many couples have times when their relationship could use some help. But not every couple needs the same kind of help, or in the same way. OurRelationship is a flexible, online, evidence-based tool that gives military couples the choice to work on their own or with a coach to strengthen their relationship. It is tailored to the military community and free for active-duty, Guard and reserve couples.
Could you benefit from a financial check in? In these uncertain times, it is always a good idea to check in or check up on your finances. Connect with experts and access tools to assist with your finances for FREE!
MilLife Learning offers resources designed to assist service members, their families, survivors and those who support them. Take courses at your own pace, as they are available anytime, from anywhere.
Specialty Consultations Available: Do you have questions about adoption, transitioning out of the military, special needs, elder care or possibly health and wellness coaching? You can find that AND more with our specialty consultations. Military OneSource provides support from professionally trained consultants by phone on a broad range of issues for service members, their families and survivors. Eligible members can receive an unlimited number of specialty consultations.
While children don’t come with instructions, military parents have the next best thing — a wealth of parenting resources, benefits and programs available through Military OneSource. Military OneSource is by your side throughout your parenting journey — to help you through the early learning years and tricky teen years as well as the unique parenting challenges that come with the military lifestyle. Military OneSource can help you find affordable, quality child care, learn about adoption and foster care, help your children excel in school and more.
This program gives grants to veterans or service members with specific service-connected disabilities to build an adapted home or update an existing home to meet their disability-related needs. After your eligibility is determined, a Specially Adapted Housing agent will help you with your application and necessary documents.
MOARNG
If you are a service member or family member of the Missouri Army National Guard (MOARNG), the Care Team can provide assistance with many matters in your life such as mental health, spiritual needs, financial needs, personal/professional counseling, and much more! This link provides contacts at MOARNG for all of those needs.
Community Action Network
Nationwide
Missouri CAN is the statewide association of Community Action Agencies, Allies and Supporters united to end poverty. Offers: Economic and Family Security, Education and Job Training, Food and Nutrition, Health, Housing and Energy, a Voice for Low-Income Families, Advocacy, Training and Technical Assistance, Resource Development, and Poverty Awareness.
Revenue
Statewide
Department of Revenue has many programs to help military veterans in many capacities, the following links will help direct you to their services. For tax questions/assistance call (573) 751-4450.
The Missouri Department of Revenue has designated a “Military Liaison” to assist military personnel with questions about Missouri income tax, driver licenses, motor vehicle registrations, and other issues. Please call (816) 236-9440 and ask for the Department’s Military Liaison, or e-mail the Department at military@dor.mo.gov.
Missouri Housing Development Commission
Information on housing loans for qualified Veterans and Missouri Covid-19 Housing Assistance Programs.
SAFHR for Renters provides the following: 1) Rent and utility assistance for eligible Missouri residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2) covers up to a total of 12 months of rent and utility bills, back to April 2020 and for up to 3 months in the future, 3) utilities include gas, electric, water, sewage/waste water, fuel (propane, wood, etc.) and trash, 4) money is paid directly to landlord or utility company. For more information CALL: (833) 541-1599 or EMAIL: mo.safhr@mhdc.com
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Provides financial assistance to qualified military members and their families.
UniversalService Fund
The Missouri Universal Service Fund provides financial support solely to landline companies participating in the Lifeline program and/or Disabled program. Both of these programs offer discounted service to qualifying households for voice service and/or internet service. The following programs offer discounts for voice and/or internet service: 1. Lifeline Program: Offers a $9.25 monthly discount to phone and/or internet service to a qualifying low-income household; however, this discount can be up to $24.00 for landline service. 2. Affordable Connectivity Program: Offers a $30 monthly discount for internet service and up to $100 for devices to qualifying low-income households. 3. Missouri Disabled Program: Offers a $24.00 monthly discount for landline telephone service to qualifying disabled Missourians. For more information, contact John Van Eschen at (573) 751-5525 or john.vaneschen@psc.mo.gov
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The Society provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members, widows, and survivors.
Operation First Response
Their services include financial support for the basics like groceries, clothing, mortgage, rent, utilities, and vehicle payments. Call 888-289-0280 for more information.
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Semper Fi & America’s Fund is dedicated to assisting our combat wounded, critically ill and injured service members, Veterans and military families by providing vital financial and program support – today, tomorrow, together. For more information call (760) 725-3680.
SSA Social Security
From 1957 through 2001, if you had military service earnings for active duty (including active duty for training), you may have extra Social Security wage credits added to your earnings record. These extra earnings credits may help you qualify for Social Security or increase the amount of your Social Security benefit. For more information call 1-800-772-1213.
DFAS
This website provides information about Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) Proposed Open Season. Congress provided for a Survivor Benefit Plan Open Season in the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The SBP Open Season began on December 23, 2022 and ends on January 1, 2024.
USA Cares
They provide temporary financial assistance. Call 1-800-773-0387 for more information.
Department of Social Services
This resource provides assistance with the following needs: heating/cooling, water/sewer, and contractors/suppliers. For more information call (573) 751-3091.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Manage your VA Debit online through this website. You can also review your benefit debt and copay bills, make payments, request financial help or dispute charges, and much more. Click the link to sign in or create an account.
Department of Veterans Affairs
In January 2023, VA will launch a new life insurance program called Veterans Affairs Life Insurance (VALife), which provides guaranteed acceptance whole life insurance coverage to Veterans age 80 and under, with any level of service-connected disability. Some Veterans age 81 and older may also be eligible.
This link provides information on how to apply for VA health care. You can also call their toll-free hotline for information at 877-222-8387, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT.
Veterans Inc
This 501(c)3 nonprofit helps with transitioning veterans out of homelessness. For more information call (800) 482-2565.
Veterans United (VU) Foundation
This organization can assist Veterans and their families facing challenges in many different areas. Visit their website for more information.