Soldiers’, Sailors’ & Marines’ Fund

The Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Marines’ Fund (SSMF) is a state fund administered by the American Legion Veterans Organization for the purpose of providing temporary financial assistance for veterans with 90 days of wartime service, who are unemployed or for sickness. SSMF provides funding for emergency needs such as clothing, food, medical and surgical aid, and general care and relief. For further information, please call 860-953-4345.


Pursuant to CGS Section 27-138a, applications for assistance are available in your Town Clerk’s office or to the following address:
State of Connecticut
Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Marines’ Fund
101 South Street
West Hartford, CT 06110-1692
Attn: Gerald F. Dierman, Administrator

Submit Applications

Applications should be forwarded to:
Mr. Wayne K. Cookson, Regional Office
New Haven, CT

Phone: 203-789-7841