Register October 2014 No. 706
Chapter DMA 1
MILITARY FAMILY FINANCIAL AID
Fund expenditure limitation.
DMA 1.01 Purpose.
The purpose of this chapter is to establish the eligibility criteria and the amount of aid to be provided to the service member or the immediate families of service members faced with a financial emergency, as provided in s. 321.45
DMA 1.01 History
History: CR 10-111: cr. Register October 2014 No. 706, eff. 11-1-14. DMA 1.02
DMA 1.02 Definitions.
In this chapter:
“Aid" means military family financial aid.
“Department" means the Wisconsin department of military affairs.
“Financial emergency" means an unexpected financial liability, the satisfaction of which would cause a significant hardship.
“Medical emergency" means unexpected medical or dental treatment, not covered by insurance and for which the applicant is financially liable, required to preserve the life or limb of the applicant or dependant.
DMA 1.02 History
History: CR 10-111: cr. Register October 2014 No. 706, eff. 11-1-14. DMA 1.03(1)
Aid will not be granted in an amount less than $100. The specific amount of aid will be determined by the level of need of the applicant, but will not exceed $2,500 per applicant in a 12 month period.
Notwithstanding sub. (1)
, the adjutant general may approve requests for aid outside the general parameters in the event of extenuating circumstances experienced by the applicant.
DMA 1.03 History
History: CR 10-111: cr. Register October 2014 No. 706, eff. 11-1-14. DMA 1.04(1)
The department may make payments under this chapter if all of the following are met:
The applicant is experiencing a financial emergency that is not otherwise covered by insurance or reimbursement from other sources.
The financial need is beyond the means of the applicant at the time of the application.
(2) Financial eligibility.
In all cases, if expenses are covered by insurance or some other source of reimbursement, distribution of aid will be denied. Costs eligible for aid include, but are not limited to:
Disaster related expenses not otherwise reimbursed.
Expenses for treatment or hospital related to a medical emergency.
Privately owned vehicle repairs essential to maintaining a vehicle in safe operating condition and routine maintenance, vehicle insurance premium for the period of emergency need, the cost of emergency operation needed, and car payment.
Rental assistance for payment of initial rent and deposit, payment of rent, house and trailer payments, and emergency shelter.
Travel expenses for immediate family members related to medical treatment or hospitalization of service member resulting from military service.
Unreimbursed funeral expenses of an immediate family member for which the applicant is financially liable.
Utilities assistance for payment of required deposits and payment of utility bills.
Expenses the department determines are valid for aid.
(3) Ineligible costs.
Costs ineligible for aid include, but are not limited to:
Civilian court fees, fines, judgments, liens, bail, legal fees, and income tax.
Coverage of over-drafted bank accounts and associated overdraft fees.
Funeral expenses that are reimbursed by insurance, social security, or veterans benefits.
Goods or items for convenience, comfort, or luxury.
Medical, dental, and hospital expenses
that are reimbursed by insurance, Social Security, or veterans benefits.
Rental, lease, or purchase of a new or used privately owned vehicle and costs associated with rental, lease, or purchase such as taxes, registration, and insurance.
Expenses the department determines are invalid for aid.