Assistance

Applications

General Information

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 additional information.
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SELECTING THE RIGHT APPLICATION

Which Application to Use

The following forms have been adopted for use by CGMA.

Most requests for assistance will be made using a CGMA Application for Assistance CGMA Form 5 however, there are exceptions:

  • Quick Loan Application
  • Application for Special Needs Grant
  • Application for Assisted Reproductive Technology Loan
  • Spouse Professional Requirements upon PCS
  • Application for Assistance
  • Retirees and Annuitants
  • Application for Disaster Assistance
  • Application for Disaster Grant and/or Conversion of Disaster Loan into a Grant
  • Application for CGMA Layette
  • Application for CGMA Stafford/PLUS Loan Fee Refund
  • PCS Child Care Reimbursement
  • Application for CGMA Supplemental Education Grant (SEG)
  • Application for Education Loan
  • Application for Breast Milk Shipment Reimbursement
  • Application for Baby Formula Shipment Reimbursement
  • Education Advocate Grant
  • Budget Form
  • Pre-Authorization Form
  • Disapproval/Appeal Statement
  • RAISE Grant
  • Overseas Rental Car Assistance (ORCA)
  • Closing Cost Loan
  • Debt Management Loan
  • Medical Dental Expenses Loan
  • Rental Assistance Loan
  • Adoption Grant and Loan
  • Basic Living Expenses Loan
  • Child Support Loan
  • Funeral Expenses Loan
  • Vehicle Repairs Expenses Loan
  • Child Care Loan
  • Elder Care Loan
  • Emergency Travel Loan
  • Childcare for Financial Training Reimbursement

When assistance is provided by another relief agency, use the application form they provide

 

Completing and Submitting AN APPLICATION

Where to Get an Application

Application forms are available to download from this website. Applications may also be obtained from your local CGMA Representative.

Note: Applications for assistance are provided in pdf format. CG Cyber Security measures may prevent you from opening pdf files directly. If so, you can right-click on the link and select "Save As" after you save the item it can then be opened and used as needed. Contact CGMA-HQ if you have any questions.

Tips on Completing an Application

Applications may be completed 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 are 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.

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: requests 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 additional information.

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