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Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF)

Benefit Category: Federal
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Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF)

ND Community action in working with a grant through the North Dakota Coalition for the Homeless People has funding assistance for North Dakota Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. To receive supportive services under this program, you must be:

  1. A person who served in the military and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
  2. Not currently serving on active duty in the military.
  3. Veteran Family: A Veteran family is defined as a single person or a family in which the head of the household or the spouse of the head of household is a Veteran.
  4. Very Low-income: Your household income does not exceed 50% of the area median income (as adjusted). For example, the income of a family of four living in Cass County may not exceed $34,700 annually. See below for your regional income limits.
  5. Current Housing Situation:
    1. Currently residing in permanent housing; (such as rental property, non-owner of property); or
    2. Currently homeless, scheduled to become a resident of permanent housing within 90 days pending the location or development of suitable permanent housing; or
    3. Exited permanent housing within the previous 90 days in order to seek housing more responsive to needs and preferences.

Service provided by ND Community Action

  1. Case management
  2. Assistance in obtaining Veteran Administration benefits
  3. Assistance in coordinating and obtaining other benefits which may include referrals to:
    1. Health care services
    2. Food pantries and other basic needs
    3. Personal financial planning services
    4. Transportation services
    5. Temporary financial assistance of time-limited payments to third parties for;
      1. Rent
      2. Utilities
      3. Security and utility deposits
      4. Transportation
      5. Emergency supplies

Click on the links under "Related Resources" to review regional income limits, then contact your regional case manager.



Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and/or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).