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Are you struggling financially? The MD Veterans Trust Fund may be able to help.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATED TO THE MARYLAND VETERANS TRUST FUND:
 
In the last two years, the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund has granted record assistance to veterans and widows/widowers in need of financial help.  In order to maximize our ability to assist in the most efficient manner possible, the department is upgrading the application process.  To prepare for these changes, effective December 1, 2022 the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund will be temporarily placed on hold.  The goal is to reopen the fund within 60 days.  We will provide updates to this timeline as they become available.
 
MDVA recognizes that some veterans and widows/widowers may continue to be in need.  Please contact Maryland 211 by calling “211” if you are in need of immediate assistance.  You may also contact Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans at 877-770-4801 or Maryland’s Access Point at 844-627-5465 for additional information and referrals. 
 
Overview of Maryland Veterans Trust Fund
 
The Maryland Veterans Trust Fund is a 501c3 organization designed to assist with non-emergency, temporary financial challenges facing veterans or widows/widowers of veterans.  The fund’s design cannot support chronic, long term financial hardship.  It is mostly used to assist with rent/mortgage payments and utility bills.  The trust cannot assist with taxes, child support, speeding tickets, legal fees, payday and interpersonal loans, credit card debt, home repairs, food, appliances, and vehicle purchases.  Grant awards are provided directly to the landlord, mortgage company, utility company, etc.
 
The Trust Fund is governed by a Board of Trustees which is chaired by the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs.  The Trust Fund Grant Administrator completes a brief interview with each veteran/widow/widower before submitting applications for review.  A review committee convenes as applications are ready and, based on information supplied in the application, approves or denies requests for assistance. 
 
The Trust Fund receives donations from community partners and private individuals.  It also receives funding through Maryland based veteran service organization casino slot revenue.

 


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