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.
To this end, CGMA will provide assistance to individuals:
|For situations requiring immediate attention|
|To solve temporary problems|
|Considering each case on its own merits, on a personalized and timely basis and with confidentiality|
|In accordance with CGMA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, established policies and procedures and government regulations|
However, assistance will not be provided for:
|Comfort, convenience or desire|
|Maintaining a standard of living beyond the means of the client|
|Long-term or continuing support|
|Groups or organizations|
Detailed information concerning assistance is contained in Chapter 3 of the CGMA Manual
Review our General Information Brochure
Contact your local Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Representative
Call CGMA-HQ (800) 881-2462 or (703) 875-0404
Send us an email: ARL-DG-CGMA@uscg.mil