Hardship Assistance Program
The purpose of this assistance is to provide monies taken from earned interest of the Veterans Post War Trust fund to give aid and comfort to veterans as defined in North Dakota Century Code (N.D.C.C.) 37-14, and their spouses, un-remarried widow or widower. The applicants must have a need of dental work, optical needs, hearing aids, transportation for medical reasons or a special requirement.
The Applicant Requirements Policy
The applicant must be either a Veteran as defined N.D.C.C. 37-14-01.1, a spouse of an eligible Veteran or an un-remarried widow/widower of an eligible veteran.
37-14-01.1 Definition of a veteran. As used in this chapter, "veteran" means an individual who
Served in the armed forces of the United States on federal active duty for reasons other than
Training and who has been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
-Documents will be required.
The application must be a resident of North Dakota for one year prior to date of application.
-Documentation will be required.
If application is found to have false information, applicant will not be considered.
Applicants may be eligible for both the hardship assistance program as well as the loan program.
Income Guidelines for applicants:
Income will be based on established indexes such as pension rates and poverty guidelines which will be reviewed annually.
- Documents will be required
Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Income Limit $1200 $1400 $1600 $ 1800 $2100 $2400 $2600
Applicant cannot have over $2000 in cash assets, with the exception that they and their spouse may each have $5000 in a CD designated for burial purposes.
Maximum Amount and Replacement per category:
Dental $1000 (One per calendar year)
An exam, cleaning, and x-rays are covered if there is a medical need or a pain
that needs to be addressed; however, preventative maintenance procedures such
as a routine annual exam, periodontal check-ups, and cleaning will not be
covered if there is no specific medical reason. Gum disease treatment will not be covered.
Optical $300 (Two year interval from date of approval)
Items we will not pay for are: progressive lenses, sunglasses, scratch coating
and tint—unless the doctor prescribes it because of a medical need, such as
being light sensitive. Preventative maintenance procedures such as a routine
annual exam and yearly exams due to diabetes will not be covered if there is
no specific medical reason to be seen.
Hearing $1500 (Four year interval from date of approval)
Special $1000 (Commissioner’s Discretion)
-is defined as a medical or life-threatening need.
Transportation $250 reimbursement (documentation required)
Grants have a $1500 cap per calendar year per applicant. Grants are considered issued during the calendar year in which it is approved.
If an applicant has shown a pattern of program misuse, the commissioner with the approval of the chairman, may place stipulations upon the applicant’s grant request.
The application must be completed, dated and signed with C.V.S.O. or authorizing authority section filled in. Applications must be submitted with required and supporting documentation.
Work cannot be done prior to the date of approval letter unless authorized by Commissioner or Authorizing Agent.
Approved applications for dental, hearing and optical grants are to be paid directly to vendor unless authorized by Commissioner.
Commissioner or Authorizing Agent has the ability to cancel the grant after a given time period.
Current as of 3/1/2010
|Copyright © 2011 Ward County. All rights reserved.|