The Veterans Assistance Program is
designed to provide needed services to eligible veterans and their families
who, according to written standards adopted and applied consistently by the
DCVAC, are in need of meeting basic living expenses and/or advocacy
The Veterans Assistance Program is an emergency financial
assistance program and should not be considered an on-going financial
supportive program over any considerable period.
The Veterans Assistance
Program is not public aid, township general assistance, or welfare. It is
assistance paid exclusively to honorably discharged military veterans, their
spouses, and dependents. Their military service in the Armed Forces of the
United States is gratefully recognized and therefore this financial assistance
has been made available.
Financial assistance shall be furnished to an
eligible Assistance Unit to alleviate a life-threatening circumstance or to
assist in attaining self-sufficiency. An Assistance Unit consists of a person
or persons included in a case classification for whom emergency assistance is
being requested or for whom emergency assistance has been approved. There are
two Assistance Unit classification types: individual and family.
living expenses include such items as food, shelter, utilities, personal
needs, transportation, and limited emergency medical expenses considered
essential to the health and well being of the individual or the family.
The VAC also performs
numerous other services for Veterans and their families to include information and referral.
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