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Military Family Relief Fund – Operation Back to School

Last Updated on July 6, 2022 by Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs

The Military Family Relief Fund Back to School Program is designed to assist veterans and their families that are experiencing financial hardship. This special program can assist qualified veterans with essential school expenses for the children that reside in their homes. The assistance amount would be $500 per child residing in the veteran’s household.

This program will begin on July 1, 2022, and end on September 15, 2022. Any applications received after
4PM on September 15th cannot be processed. Any applications that are not complete at 4PM September 15th will be closed.

The veteran must have an honorable, under honorable conditions, or certain other than honorable discharges.

The household income cannot exceed 2 times the US federal poverty guidelines.

An eligible child shall be under 18 years of age at the time of the application, or the child is 18 years of age and still enrolled in high school or a high school equivalency program.

Please note, if you have received a previous award, the maximum lifetime amount an applicant may receive from the fund is two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00), unless a higher amount is approved by the commission.

More information can be found at

The application is available at

SOURCE: Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs