Temporary Financial Assiatance (TFA)
TFA is the landmark program of the National Commission on Children & Youth and was established in 1925, as a form of direct aid to childtren. Through TFA, a Post can call upon the National Organization for cash assistance to help maintain the basic needs of veterans' children. Funds are granted to eligible families when it has been determined by investigation that the child is in need and that all other local resourcdes have been exhausted or are not available to provice the required assistance. TFA can help families in meeting the costs of shelter, food, utilties and health expense items when the parents are unable to do so, thereby affording the child, or children, a more stable home environment.
The veteran does not have to be a member of The American Legion, but they must be eligible and there must be a minor child in the home. Eligible children include biological children of an eligible veteran or children in the custody of an eligible veteran. TFA applications are obtained and must be submitted through the Department Children & Youth Chairman or Department Adjutant.
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