Veterans Affairs

Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund

In times of financial hardship, Veterans can contact the Kalkaska County Department of Veterans Affairs to apply for emergency assistance through the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund.   This grant program is funded by the County of Kalkaska and is designed to help alleviate the burden of unforeseen financial emergencies.
 Veteran Eligibility Requirements: 
         -   Resident of Kalkaska County
         -   Honorable Discharge
         -  180 days service during a period of war
         -  180 days of active duty with award of Armed Forces/Navy Expeditionary Medal
         -  Less than 180 days of above due to service-incurred disability
         -  Dependents can apply if veteran is eligible under certain circumstances
    Documents to bring with you when applying for assistance:       
          -  Discharge papers, separation report or DD-214 
          -  Proof of residence (driver's license, voter registration, State I.D.)
          -  Marriage certificate and birth certificates for minor children (legal dependents)
          -  Death certificate of a deceased spouse (if applicable)
          -  Bills or account statements regarding the items for which you are seeking an MVTF grant
          -  Documentation of any disability rating (from social security and/or VA if applicable)
          -  Proof of employment or other income
          -  Evidence of efforts made to apply for assistance at other appropriate agencies
    
           Please stop by the office to pick up an Emergency Assistance Application.  Once the completed
           Application and all required documentation is received, the Application will then be submitted to the
           County Committee for review and decision. The Committee shall review the Application and all
           supporting documentation and shall render their decision at or before its regularly scheduled 
           monthly meeting.   A written notice of decision will be sent to the Applicant