The Connecticut Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Fund

The Connecticut Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Fund was established in 1919 to assist needy wartime veterans and their families. It is administered by the American Legion in accordance with the provisions of the Connecticut General Statutes, Sections 27-138 and 27-140, and is governed under the Bylaws of the American Legion Department of Connecticut.

Attorney Frank McCoy was the service officer for the Soldier Sailors Marine Fund for over 40 years helping war time veterans who were in need of financial assistance. McCoy & McCoy continues to volunteer for the SSMF. Veterans can call our office for assistance with the application process and questions regarding eligibility requirements.

For over one hundred years, the Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund has been helping Connecticut veterans in need. The Fund along with periodic contributions, provide assistance to veterans

The Fund offers rental or mortgage assistance to former service members and their families, as well as help with medical bills, utilities, funeral expenses, food, clothing and other necessities.

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This fund provides temporary financial assistance to meet, or help meet, the health and maintenance needs of eligible wartime veterans and their dependents who demonstrate a "need." Available assistance may include shelter (rent/mortgage interest), food, clothing, medical expenses or funeral expenses.

Temporary financial assistance for health and maintenance needs of eligible veterans, their spouses or widows, and their dependent children. The spouse or child must be living with the veteran, or living with the veteran at the time of his/her death. Funds can be used for food, clothing, shelter, fuel, utilities, medical expenses, and burial expenses. The fund is limited by its earnings, so it may not be able to completely meet the veteran\'s need. Must demonstrate a need; must reside in CT at the time of application and while in receipt of aid; must have honorable discharge; must have at least 90 days of service, unless discharged for a service-connected disability, or for the full extent of duty.

Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund, a financial assistance program administered by the American Legion Department of Connecticut.