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Mutual Assistance

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4200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 610
Arlington, VA 20598-7180
(703) 872-6716

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Welcome to Coast Guard Mutual Assistance!

CGMA stands ready to assist
during potential Department of Homeland Security shutdown

What we know: The Coast Guard advises that active duty and retired military members will receive their full pay on February 27th and that civilian employees will receive their full pay on March 3rd. However, there may not be a mid-March paycheck for active duty members or civilian employees if Congress fails to approve a DHS appropriation bill before that time.


What we can do: While CGMA does not have the financial resources to replace the missing pay for all active duty members and civilian employees, CGMA is prepared to help those who have a demonstrated financial need for assistance. Due to the large number of potential clients with such a need, the maximum dollar amount authorized may not exceed $300 per person without dependents or $500 per person with dependents.




More Info: CGMA's Position FAQ's

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Interest-Free Loans






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Supplemental Education Grant


Concerning recent changes to CGMA Programs has been released

Conference Call


On Thursday, November 7, 2013, CGMA and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) hosted a 60 minute conference call. Over 80 people called in to listen to staff members from both organizations, as well as members from Coast Guard Work Life offices, discuss the various financial counseling initiatives currently offered through CGMA in partnership with the NFCC and its member agencies

PCS Incidentals Loan Program
is now available to Active Duty and Reserve Members. This program is included in Change 10 to the CGMA Manual


Coast Guard Mutual Assistance


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(CGMA) is the official relief society of the U.S. Coast Guard. CGMA is a non-profit charitable organization established to provide financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family. While CGMA works closely with the U.S. Coast Guard, it is an independent corporation. Its mission is to promote the financial stability and general well being of Coast Guard people through interest-free loans, grants, and financial counseling.

We Look After Our Own

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CGMA provides essential financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family, primarily through interest-free loans, grants, and financial counseling. Established and operated by Coast Guard people for Coast Guard people, CGMA provides a way to extend compassion to one another in times of need. It serves as a vital financial safety net, promoting financial stability and general well being, fostering high morale and encouraging a sense of loyalty to the Coast Guard.




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 should be used to supplement, not replace other forms of available assistance.

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Coast Guard Mutual Assistance is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization