Gov. Pence Signs Military Family Relief Fund Bill
By Katlyn Reece
(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Governor Mike Pence signed a bill that will help Indiana’s veterans and their families by expanding access to the Military Family Relief Fund.
“Veterans face higher rates of unemployment than the general population, as well as other hardships,” said Pence during a bill signing ceremony Thursday. “Helping our Hoosier veterans who served our nation and sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom is the right thing to do.”
Under Senate Enrolled Act Bill 352, approximately 26,000 veterans will be eligible to apply for help through the fund. The bill cuts the three-year restriction on access to the fund.
The Military Family Relief Fund provides grants that military families can use for food, housing, utilizes, medical services, transportation and other essential expenses.
The new law will become effective on July 1.