New Local Assistance Eligibility Levels for 2015
Veterans and their family members, to include non-remarried widows, qualify for assistance if their income falls below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Additionally, veterans must meet liquid assets standards. Newly published standards for 2015 now place the asset thresholds as follows:
Veteran Only - $5000
Veteran and Spouse (or family) - $9000
This asset threshold increase is the first since July 1, 2004. Now, veterans who were previously disqualified due to excessive assets may now be eligible for our life-changing benefits.
If you are a veteran, widow or know of any qualifying persons in our district, please contact our office immediately for more information. We ask that even if you come close to these qualifying standards, you reach out to us so we can determine your eligibility directly.