Help On The Homefront

What is HOTH

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Help on the Homefront (HOTH) is a volunteer outreach program of Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc., which assists our military heroes and their families. Our veterans have earned our respect and gratitude for their selfless, heroic acts.  Through our HOTH programs, we can assist these heroes who may now need our help.  

There are currently two programs under the HOTH umbrella.

Veteran's Financial Assistance:   May provide one-time financial support and assistance to U.S. Armed Forces veterans who are Service Connected through the Department of Veterans Affairs and experiencing a financial hardship.

Veteran's Furniture Assistance:  May provide a one-time delivery of new furniture to U.S. Armed Forces veterans who are in financial need and have been a resident of an in-house program with Department of Veterans Affairs or other valid veteran agency.

(A veteran may only qualify and receive assistance through one of the above programs.)

We are only able to continue supporting our veterans through HOTH and its programs by the generous donations from the community.  Please consider donating today.

Veteran's Financial Assistance

Veteran's Financial Assistance

The Veteran's Financial Assistance is a volunteer outreach program that may provide a one-time financial support to U.S. Armed Forces veterans who are Service Connected through the Department of Veterans Affairs and require some financial assistance due to a hardship.  The existence of Service Connected disability must be documented and verified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and/or the Department of Defense (DOD).    

This assistance may also be available to an immediate family member (mother, father, sibling, son or daughter) of a U.S. Armed Forces member who is or qualifies as a Gold Star Family member.  

Assistance may also be available to an immediate family member who is, or qualifies as, a Blue Star Family member of a deployed active duty soldier who is currently serving in a theater of combat operation.

If these criteria are met and the veteran is experiencing a particular financial hardship, he or she may fill out an application for Veteran's Financial Assistance.  After receiving all necessary information for an applicant, the request must be reviewed by a HOTH team member; and if acceptable, submitted to the Board of Directors (BOD) for approval.   Once the BOD has approved the request, the payment will go directly to the party or parties owed.   The monies approved do not go directly to the veteran.

After reviewing a veteran's request for financial assistance, a referral to other agencies for support with counseling, financial management or benefit application may take place.

All cases are reviewed individually and are based on merit.

How to Apply for Veteran's Financial Assistance

Qualifications for Veteran's Financial Assistance

Qualification guidelines for Veteran’s Financial Assistance:

Currently receiving VA Service Connected or DOD Service Connected disability benefit

Must have been discharged under other than Dishonorable conditions (if Other Than Honorable, the cause will be reviewed for acceptability within the program.)

Have NOT received furniture assistance through the Veteran's Furniture Assistance program.

All cases are reviewed individually and are based on merit.

All information is kept completely confidential. 

 

Veteran's Furniture Assistance

Veteran's Furniture Assistance

Veteran's Furniture Assistance is a volunteer outreach program that may provide a one-time delivery of new furniture to U.S. Armed Forces veterans who are in financial need and have been a resident of an in-house program with Veterans Affairs or other veteran-supported agency.   The existence of these conditions must be documented and further verified by the valid agency where the veteran has received treatment/counseling.

If these criteria are met and the veteran will be moving to their own housing, he or she may fill out an application for Veteran's Furniture Assistance where a determination will be made if he or she may qualify for our Veteran's Furniture Assistance Program. After receiving all necessary information for an applicant, the request must be reviewed; and if acceptable, be submitted to the Board of Directors (BOD) for approval. Once the BOD has approved the request, arrangements will be made for the veteran to receive the furniture.

All cases are reviewed individually and are based on merit.

How to Apply for Veteran's Furniture Assistance

Qualifications for Veteran's Furniture Assistance

Must be a veteran as defined by Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations defines a veteran as “a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.” This definition explains that any individual that completed a service for any branch of armed forces classifies as a veteran as long as they were not dishonorably discharged. (From: https://va.org/what-is-a-veteran-the-legal-definition/)

Must have been or are currently finishing in-house therapy/counseling through a valid veterans agency.

Must have been discharged under other than Dishonorable conditions (if Other Than Honorable, the cause will be reviewed for acceptability within the program.)

Have NOT received financial assistance through the Veteran's Financial Assistance program.

All information is kept completely confidential. 

 

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