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CGMA FAQ's

What is CGMA?

CGMA is a non-profit charitable organization that provides interest-free loans, grants, and financial counseling to the entire CG family.

Who does CGMA help?

With few exceptions, everyone associated with the CG may seek help from CGMA for themselves or their immediate family members.

What does CGMA provide?

  • Interest free loans
  • Personal Grants
  • Education assistance
  • Confidential financial counseling and referral services

What can CGMA help with?

  • Emergency travel
  • Natural disaster relief
  • Medical and dental expenses
  • Temporary living expenses
  • Vehicle repair
  • Past due bills and expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Moving expenses
  • Debt management
  • Emergency home repair
  • Rental assistance
  • Loss of funds or property
  • Closing cost assistance

What can't CGMA help with?

  • Long-term or frequent assistance
  • Legal expenses, including divorce, child custody, other domestic issues
  • Maintaining a standard of living beyond means
  • Paying personal income or property tax
  • Purchase, rental, or lease of motor vehicles
  • Financing marriage costs
  • Elective surgery
  • Abortions
  • Gambling debts
  • Pet related expenses
  • Expenses resulting from disciplinary action including court fees, fines, judgments, liens, bail, or legal fees,(except to prevent privation of immediate family members)

How do I get help?

  • Ask at your unit
  • Contact a CGMA Representative
  • Call CGMA Headquarters (703) 875-0404 or 1-800-881-2462

Can my spouse receive assistance
 if I'm deployed or underway?

If your spouse has a power of attorney or a Pre-Authorization Form (CGMA Form 16), CGMA can provide assistance, as needed, up to the limits specified in the power of attorney or Pre-Authorization Form.

If there is no power of attorney or Pre-Authorization Form and you cannot be contacted, CGMA can provide your spouse a one-time emergency loan of up to $300.

Why an annual campaign?

Without an annual infusion of funds, CGMA would eventually deplete its funds and be unable to provide assistance. Also, the campaign helps raise awareness of the array of assistance available from CGMA.

How can I help?

  • Active Duty, Retired military and Civilian employees may contribute by allotment/payroll deductions
  • Credit card contributions can be made online through the Network for Good secure website
  • Contributions may also be made by check or money order, payable to "CGMA", and sent to:
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
1500 N. Glebe Road
Suite 220
Arlington, VA 22201

How can I get more information?

  • Ask at your unit
  • Contact a CGMA Representative
  • Call CGMA Headquarters (703) 875-0404 or 1-800-881-2462
  • Send us an email: ARL-DG-CGMA@uscg.mil
  • Write us at:
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
1500 N. Glebe Road
Suite 220
Arlington, VA 22201
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