Indiana Department Of Veterans Affairs Begins MFRF’s Operation Back To School Program

The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) announced today the Military Family Relief Fund Operation Back to School program is now open for applicants. Indiana veteran families experiencing financial hardship may be eligible for up to $500 for each dependent for back-to-school supplies and other school-related expenses and needs. 

“We want to provide our veteran families with some relief for the upcoming school year,” said Dennis Wimer, director of the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs. “Indiana’s MFRF was designed to provide financial assistance to veterans, and Operation Back to School allows us to serve more veterans and their families.” 

Indiana veteran families may apply for eligible dependents attending kindergarten to 12th grade (up to 18 years of age) and full-time college students (up to 23 years of age) that live in the veteran’s home.

Applicants must provide the following documentation:

• DD-214

• W-9

• Direct Deposit form

• Proof of income

• Bank Statement

• Proof of child’s residency

MFRF’s Operation Back to School may only be used to provide services to veteran families experiencing financial hardship who reside in the state of Indiana, have served in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and hold a discharge in the form of a DD-214 or National Guard Bureau (NGB) Form 22.