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Examples of Authorized Assistance

Professional, confidential, financial planning and counseling. Available to all CGMA clients.

Financial Assistance when faced with exceptional financial circumstances and unable to receive financial assistance from commercial institutions

Representatives May Assist By

Personally provide counseling

Directing the client to other sources within the Coast Guard for counseling, including the various financial management programs available through CG Work-Life

Directing the client to other government sources for counseling

Directing the client to a participating federal credit union for counseling

Directing the client to a commercial counseling organization such as Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) or similar programs offered through other organizations

Consumer Credit Counseling Service

CGMA is willing to become a partner with the client by giving the minimum financial assistance needed to allow the client to enter a Debt Management Program with Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) or a similar program through another debt/credit management agency.

CCCS services are provided by Members of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC).

To find the CCCS office nearest you, click or tap here Find a Counselor or call: 1-800-388-2227 for 24-hour automated office listings.

A NFCC/CGMA package (pdf) containing a copy of the NFCC/CGMA agreement CGMA Form 22 (pdf) , a Letter of Introduction CGMA Form 22a (pdf) and a Counselor's Recommendation Form CGMA Form 22b (pdf) are available to download.