The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provides need based financial assistance and other services to members of the Naval Services of the United States, and their eligible family members and survivors. We offer financial counseling, no-interest loans, grants, various support services,as well as referrals to other community-based resources when available. There are no fees for such assistance.
The Society, operating in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, administers nearly 250 offices ashore and afloat at Navy and Marine Corps bases around the world.
Our trained caseworkers are familiar with the special challenges and conditions of service life. They have a realistic understanding of the potential hardships facing servicemembers and their families.
The Society serves:
The Society does not:
- Active duty and retired Navy and Marine Corps personnel and their eligible family members
- Eligible family members of Navy and Marine Corps personnel who died on active duty or in a retired status
- Reservists on extended active duty for 30 days or more
- Indigent widows and mothers (65 years or older) of deceased servicemembers who have limited resources and no family to provide for their welfare
- Ex-spouses who have not remarried and whose marriage to a servicemember lasted for at least 20 years while the servicemember was on active duty
- Pay for non-essentials
- Finance liberty and vacations
- Pay fines or legal expenses
- Pay taxes
- Finance recreational boats or vehicles
- Help Navy and Marine Corps families live beyond their means
Services which the Society provides include:
The Society focuses on financial education and responsibility.
When the servicemember can afford to repay, financial assistance is provided as an interest-free loan, which is normally repaid by allotment. If repayment would cause a hardship, assistance may be provided as a grant or a combination of grant and interest-free loan. NMCRS does not, however, assist with the purchase of non-essentials, nor does it supplement the income of persons who live beyond their means.
This page updated January 4, 2012
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