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Applications for AssistanceISC Boston Cutters

General Information

An application for assistance must be completed for each request for assistance. The CGMA Application for Assistance (CGMA Form 5) has been established as the primary document to request assistance from CGMA. This form will be used to request most types of assistance, except as noted below. 



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.


Selecting the Appropriate Application

The CGMA Application for Assistance (CGMA Form 5) form will be used to request most types of assistance, however:

Small Green Arrow Under certain circumstances, active duty service members and reservists recalled to active duty may be eligible to apply through the Quick Loan Program use (CGMA Form 1)
Small Green Arrow If assistance is for a CGMA Layette (Welcome Gift for Baby) use (CGMA Form 7)
Small Green Arrow If assistance is for a Stafford/PLUS Loan Fee Refund use (CGMA Form 8)
Small Green Arrow If assistance is for a CGMA Supplemental Education Grant (SEG) use (CGMA Form 10)
Small Green Arrow If assistance is for a CGMA Education Loan use (CGMA Form 11)
Small Green Arrow If assistance is provided by another relief agency, they will provide their application to use


Obtaining an Application

Application forms are available below to download in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format. (If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, you may download it free by clicking here Get Adobe Acrobat Reader.) 


Applications may also be obtained from your local CGMA Representative.


Small blue button Quick Loan Application (CGMA Form1)
Small blue button CGMA Application for Assistance (CGMA Form 5)
Small blue button Application for CGMA Layette (CGMA Form 7)
Small blue button Application for Stafford/PLUS Loan Fee Refund (CGMA Form 8)
Small blue button Application for CGMA Supplemental Education Grant (SEG) (CGMA Form 10)
Small blue button CGMA Application for Education Loan (CGMA Form 11)
Small blue button CGMA Budget Form (CGMA Form 15)
Small blue button Pre-Authorization Form (CGMA Form 16)


Completing the Application

Applications may be complete online. Once completed, the form may be printed, signed and forwarded per instructions. If you do not wish to complete the form online, you may simply print the form, complete it manually, then sign and forward per instructions. 



Regardless of the form used, the applicant is to read, thoroughly complete and sign the application for assistance. If there is insufficient space on the application, additional pages may be attached, as needed, to provide complete information. The completed signed application, along with endorsements and supporting documents, will form the basis for determining if assistance may be provided.



At a minimum, the applicant must complete the "Assistance Requested" block of the application for assistance. This information should be detailed enough for the Representative to understand the applicant's need and to assist in making a decision on the request. 



However, in more complex or unusual cases, in addition to the information provided on the application, applicants should be encouraged to provide an additional statement that may help explain or justify the need for assistance. Generally, the more information provided by the applicant to explain the situation they are in, their need, and what they are expecting from CGMA, the easier it will be to understand the applicant's request and to make the correct decision as to whether or not assistance may be provided.



Generally the CGMA client will apply for assistance for themselves or for their family members. However, when the client is not available, family members may apply. More Information Button


Forwarding the Application

Completed applications along with budget forms and other supporting documentation are to be forwarded to your local CGMA Representative for processing. (Note: applications for the Stafford/PLUS Loan Fee Refund (CGMA Form 8) and the CGMA Layette Program (CGMA Form 7) should be sent directly to CGMA-HQ, not to your local CGMA Representative.) See "Applying for Assistance" for addition information.


Need More Information?

Small Green Arrow Detailed information concerning assistance is contained in Section 3-D of the CGMA Manual

Small Green Arrow Review our General Information Brochure

Small Green Arrow Contact your local Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Representative

Small Green Arrow Call CGMA-HQ (800) 881-2462 or (703) 875-0404

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