With only a few exceptions, everyone associated with the Coast Guard may request assistance from CGMA on behalf of themselves or their immediate family members
Eligibility under special circumstances may apply in certain situations. Additional eligibility limitations and guidelines specific to each type of assistance may also apply
Members of the regular Coast Guard including Academy Cadets, OCS personnel and Recruits.
Individuals who are active, participating members of their flotilla.
Commissioned Personnel of the Public Health Service and Military Chaplains from any branch of the service while serving with the U.S. Coast Guard.
Staff employees located at CGMA-HQ.
Individuals who typically reside with the CGMA sponsor and must generally be eligible to obtain a government dependent identification card or qualify to be included as a dependent for federal tax purposes and may include:
Surviving Family Members may request and be given assistance directly only under special circumstances
Members who leave the Coast Guard for any reason, whether voluntary or involuntary, prior to retirement
Coast Guard Civilian Employees who are retired based on longevity or due to disability.
Individuals who are no longer legally married to the CGMA sponsor. This includes those who may retain certain privileges and dependent identification cards.
However, emergency assistance on behalf of a dependent child of the CGMA sponsor, in custody of a former spouse, may be justified in certain circumstances. These dependent children may also be eligible for certain CGMA Education Programs.
Individuals who are not related or married to the CGMA sponsor. This may include boyfriends, girlfriends or other non-family members. Non-family members, whether or not they are living with the CGMA sponsor, are not generally authorized to receive assistance. Nor is the CGMA sponsor authorized to receive assistance on their behalf.
However, limited assistance due to the death or critical medical condition of the CGMA sponsor may justify giving assistance directly to a non-family member.
Employees of private companies working with the Coast Guard.
Individuals on the CGMA Restricted List are not eligible to receive any assistance without approval by CGMA-HQ