Assistance forFinancial Hardship for Individual Veterans

Application for Assistance for Financial Hardship for Individual Veterans

Eligible recipients must be:

  • Discharged from the military and present their DD214 as proof.
  • Must be a resident of the following counties: Smith, Hopkins, Cherokee, Van Zandt, or Henderson. Proof of residency must be submitted - utility bill in applicant's name.

The financial hardship cannot be caused by:

  • Civil, legal or domestic issues, misconduct, or any issues that are a result of spousal separation or divorce.
  • Financial mismanagement by self or others, or due to bankruptcy.

** All grants are paid directly to the creditor and not to the applicant. The applicant must provide the most current bills due. We will render payment for eligible current bills only.

Expenses Eligible for payment:

  • Household expenses - mortgage, rent, repairs, insurance.
  • Vehicle expenses - payments, insurance, repairs
  • Utilities.
  • Food and clothing.
  • Children's clothing, diapers, formula, school or childcare expenses.
  • Medical bills, prescriptions & eyeglasses - the patient's portion for necessary or emergency medical care only.

Ineligible Expenses:

  • Credit cards, military charge cards or retail store cards.
  • Cable, Internet, or secondary phones.
  • Cosmetic or investigational medical procedures & expenses.
  • Taxes - property or otherwise.
  • Furniture, electronic equipment or vehicle rentals.
  • Any other expenses not determined to be a basic life need.

**The eligible and ineligible expense lists are not all inclusive. Each case will be carefully reviewed for its own merits. Upon approval, payments will be made for you directly to the creditor. All applications are individually reviewed and BRAVE Texas reserves the right to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Theapplicantmust be the individual veteran.

Assistance Applications:

Please choose either 1 or 2

Supporting documents need to be emailed or mailed in

Supporting documents include:

  • Copy of DD214 enclosed
  • Copy of bill, estimate, or equivalent enclosed.
  • Proof of residency (utility bill in veteran's name or contact us for other forms of proof

Supporting documents can be
emailed to
Mailed to:
PO Box 133142
Tyler, TX 75713