Military Family Relief Fund (MFRF). Connecticut Military Department. Things to Remember:. Contact Information:. If handwriting the application, please write legibly Provide accurate phone and email information in the event that we require further details regarding your case
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Things to Remember:
Kristina L. Polomsky, Military Administrative Officer
360 Broad Street Hartford, CT 06105-3706
Phone: (860) 524-4910
Fax (860) 548-3288
What is the MFRF?
Who is eligible?
The Connecticut General Statute Section 27-100a provides for the Military Family Relief Fund. This fund assists families of service members, domiciled in the State of Connecticut and currently serving on active duty, that experience a financial hardship correlating to the military service.
There is no set standard or calculation to determine the amount an applicant can receive. This means you can request any amount from the fund. Once the application is received, the MFRF committee reviews it to evaluate your financial situation and then establishes the amount of the award. If the applicant requests assistance of $5,000 or more, the MFRF committee must unanimously vote in favor of the sum, otherwise a lesser amount will be granted. Applicants can not reapply for assistance for the same hardship, but can apply for benefits again should additional hardships occur.
How long does it take?
The MFRF committee must make a decision within one week of receipt of the application. If approved, checks are cut within two business days by the State Comptroller’s office and mailed to the applicant’s address as listed on the application.
How do I apply?
The applicant will need to complete an application form (Form CTMD MFRF-1) and provide proof of relationship to service member, residency in Connecticut, and documentation that substantiates the hardship. Applications can be obtained by calling (860) 524-4910 or by visiting the MFRF office at the address on the back of this brochure. Applications are also available online at http://www.ct.gov/mil.mfrf.