The American Legion Department of Colorado offers assistance through their Temporary Financial Assistance Program. This program is available to those that qualify and are approved. The program is administered through the National Office however applicants are screened on a local or Post level.
The applicants needs are investigated fully before approval is given. Eligible applicants are minor children whose biological parent, or legal guardian, is a veteran and is, or would have been, eligible for American Legion membership. Legion membership is not required however. Applicants 18-20 years old will also be considered if a current disability requires special schooling or indefinite in-home care, or they are enrolled in an approved high school and are unmarried.
Legion membership eligibility requires the parent or guardian must have served at least one day of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States during one of the following periods:Dec. 7, 1941-Dec. 31, 1946June 25, 1950-Jan. 31, 1955Feb. 28, 1961-May 7, 1975August 24, 1982-July 31, 1984Dec. 20, 1989-Jan. 31, 1990Aug. 2, 1990-Cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government.
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Hello, I’m currently not working and unable to apply for unemployment do to I am self employed or independent contractor. And would like information regarding your rent assistance program for help paying my rent. I have a family of 3 and do to the virus I am not working not just because the business is very slow and also wanting to not get the virus and take it to my wife and kid. If there is a possibility you’ll can help me and my family I would really appreciate it. Thank you.
Anonymous above- I have had a change in my household and if you need housing. I can probably put you up for a while until your situation improves. Please email me as I have open rooms @ firstname.lastname@example.org @ American Legion: my father was SSGT USAF ret. And grandfather A purple heart recipient CAPT. USMC and founder of the gung ho award. I have fallen on tough times and will be having a near impossible time making rent over the next 2-3 months, I hope no longer. I'd like to inquire about temporary assistance please. Respectfully, Craig N.
I currently have been searching everywhere and anywhere at all possible to help pay for my back rent i was unable to pay these few previous months. Please contact me back with the qualifications, in order so that i may apply for my family and I. Please and thank you.