With few exceptions, everyone associated with the U.S. Coast Guard is eligible to request assistance on behalf of themselves or their immediate family members.
CGMA provides a variety of programs to provide financial assistance to our clients and their immediate family. While this list contains the most common needs facing our clients, it is not feasible to anticipate all possible situations that can occur and there will be times an exception to normal CGMA policy may be justified.
Any eligible person may request assistance from CGMA by contacting a CGMA Representative. Coast Guard service personnel may also contact one of the other Military Aid Societies or the American Red Cross for emergency assistance when they are unable to apply through CGMA.
An application for assistance must be completed for each request for assistance. In addition to the application form, in most cases a CGMA Budget Form must also be completed. Additional supporting documentation will normally be required when applying for assistance. Applicants are encouraged to review Applying for Assistance for addition information.
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How We Help
Over 500 Representatives at 96 shore units and 39 cutters in 32 states and territories throughout the Coast Guard are available to provide counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means to our clients during their time of financial need.
“We are so so happy to be home! We can’t thank you enough!”
“Thank you all for the prayers! And thank you CGMA for allowing us to be by our little guy’s side the entire 54 days he was in the nicu! He is out and doing wonderful now! He’s now over 7lbs and loving being home with his daddy and brothers up here in Boston! ”
Admiral Karl Schultz spoke to the 95 year history of readiness by Coast Guard Mutual Assistance as well as key partnerships with organizations like USAA and American Red Cross which made possible swift response to the needs of the USCG community during the 18/19 lapse of appropriations.
CGMA 2018-2019 a Year in Review
Since 1924, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) has been a reliable source of essential financial aid to those in need within the Coast Guard community.