EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (EFA)
CATEGORIES OF SUPPORT
STEP supports you in identifying and reaching your financial goals.
Based on our assessment, we may provide a grant to stop the loss of a critical basic need.
Please talk to your social worker for more information about qualifications and eligibility.
EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EFA)
As a non-profit founded by Veterans, we understand the lifestyle challenges that come with volunteering to serve your country. At STEP we are familiar with the challenges associated with the job, including frequent moves, deployments, unreimbursed expenses, and low pay.
STEP's Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) program focuses on ensuring you do not lose a basic need, while developing an individualized plan for your overall financial well-being now, and for the future. Your personal Social Worker, certified in Financial Counseling, will work one-on-one with your current situation, and help you get on a path to financial self-sufficiency. Your plan may include an emergency grant* to prevent the loss of critical basic needs.
EFA counseling is open to all active duty service members, Veterans, reservists, and their families.
Imminent risk of loss of a critical basic need; E1-E6 Active Duty or Veteran service member up to 18 months post service, currently living in Southern California or Washington state.