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Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 875-0404

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General Information Concerning AssistanceCG Bouy Tender

General Information

The central purpose of Coast Guard Mutual Assistance is to assist our clients during their time of financial need. In general, assistance is provided through counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means.



Assistance is provided under a large variety of conditions and situations usually involving everyday essentials including emergency, housing, and medical needs that are beyond the individual’s ability to meet at the time assistance is requested. 



Coast Guard Mutual Assistance strives to meet the valid, verified, and genuine need of our clients and their immediate family.  Assistance should be used to supplement, not replace other forms of available assistance.


Authorized Assistance

To this end, CGMA will provide assistance to individuals:

Small Blue Button For situations requiring immediate attention
Small Blue Button For essentials
Small Blue Button To solve temporary problems
Small Blue Button Considering each case on its own merits, on a personalized and timely basis and with confidentiality
Small Blue Button In accordance with CGMA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, established policies and procedures and government regulations


Non-Authorized Assistance

However, assistance will not be provided for:

Small Blue Button Non-essentials
Small Blue Button Comfort, convenience or desire
Small Blue Button Maintaining a standard of living beyond the means of the client
Small Blue Button Long-term or continuing support
Small Blue Button Groups or organizations


Need More Information?

Small Green Arrow Detailed information concerning assistance is contained in Chapter 3 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

Small Green Arrow Send us an email:

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