The Connecticut Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Fund was established in 1919 to assist needy wartime veterans and their families. It is administered by the American Legion in accordance with the provisions of the Connecticut General Statutes, Sections 27-138 and 27-140, and is governed under the Bylaws of the American Legion Department of Connecticut.


This website provides information for Connecticut veterans regarding eligibility requirements:

  • Honorable wartime service as defined in Conn. Gen. Statutes Section 27-103

  • Connecticut residency, and

  • Demonstration of need

Assistance is provided for temporary periods only and is limited in amount, frequency and duration as specified by the State Fund Commission in accordance with the provisions of the American Legion Bylaws. Income and asset limitations apply.  Also available is information regarding the types of available assistance, contact information for Fund Representatives as well as how and where to apply. Connecticut veterans requiring assistance may contact one of the agency's full-time Veterans Aid Investigators or a volunteer Fund Representative serving their locality in order to discuss their situation and the assistance that the agency might be in a position to provide.