Veterans' Emergency Financial Assistance


VEFA was created to provide assistance for Maine Veterans who suffer an emergency and do not have sufficient savings or access to other financial assistance to resolve the emergency. Examples of assistance may include: Damage to the veterans home due to fire, flood or hurricane that is not covered by insurance; Illness of the veteran or family member that results in hardship, assistance to prevent or resolve the veteran being homeless; and any other condition that puts the veteran at risk of not having the basic necessities of food, shelter, or safety.


The Bureau may approve up to $2,000 to a veteran who is currently a resident of Maine. For more information, or to request financial assistance, please contact one of the following organizations:


EasterSeals Maine
207-828-0754 ext. 1004
www.easterseals.com/maine


American Legion
207-873-3229
www.mainelegion.org


Bureau of Veterans' Services
207-430-6035
www.maine.gov/veterans