Your local CGMA Representative is the best person to contact when you need assistance. However, if you are away from home, you may receive emergency assistance from any CGMA Representative.
With these reciprocal agreements, Coast Guard military members may receive emergency assistance from these organizations when Coast Guard Mutual Assistance is not available and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance will provide assistance to their members when their parent aid society is not available.
Requests for non-emergency and education assistance are to go through your local Representative and not these agencies. This may involve faxing or mailing requests for assistance that are not time critical to the nearest CGMA Representative.
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.
In addition to the application form, in most cases a CGMA Budget Form CGMA Form 15 must also be completed and submitted with the application.
When the CGMA Client isn't available one of the following items will normally be required prior to providing assistance.
A command endorsement will normally be required for requests for assistance from active duty members, Auxiliary members, civilian employees, and Reserve members not stationed at the same unit as the CGMA Representative. All other applicants may, if they choose, elect to include such an endorsement as part of their application for assistance.
Documents to support your need for assistance (copies of bills or statements, estimates for car repairs, rental agreement, eviction notice, utility bills, etc.)
Depending on the nature, scope and complexity of the request, additional supporting documentation or information may be needed to process the request.
Applicants are encouraged to attach separate letters, statements or other documents to their application when necessary to help support their request and explain extenuating circumstances that would not be evident in the application and other documentation.