Am I eligible?

The following eligibility determination is in accordance with House Bill 1213 - 2015-16 of the 64th Washington State Legislature scheduled to become law on June 9th, 2016.

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1. Are you a resident of Spokane County?
  • Yes. I currently live in Spokane County and have lived in the State of Washington for at least 1 cumulative year and I can prove it.  |   Go to question 2.
  • Yes.  I currently live in Spokane County and have lived in the State of Washington for at least 1 cumulative year, but I can't prove it.  |   Go to question 2, but if you can't prove it you might not be eligible, however we can try to help you. 
  • No, I don't live in Spokane County, but I have lived in Washington State for at least one year.   | You're not eligible to receive assistance from Spokane County, but perhaps another Washington state county can help. See this WDVA directory for further information on who you may contact.
2. Did you serve on active duty (including basic training) whether in training or active assignment(s)?
  • Yes. |  Go to question 3.
  • No.   |  You're not eligible because even basic training is a creditable active duty event. 
3. Did you serve at least 180 days (6 months) in an active duty status whether in training or active duty assignment(s)?
  • Yes. |  Go to question 4.
  • No. I was released from active duty for a medical reason or separated for a condition listed as non-existing prior to my service. Go to question 4.
  • No, but I do receive a rating for a service connected disability from the United States department of veterans affairs.               Go to question 4.
  • No, because I only served in an active status for basic and advanced technical training which did not last for 180 days.            Go to question 4.  |  Question 7 will clarify this point when you get there.
  • No. I was discharged from all service without completing 180 days.   |    You're not eligible.
4. Did you receive an honorable or general under honorable characterization of service?
  • Yes. |  Go to question 5.
  • No.   |  You're not eligible.
5. Are you and your family at or under 150% of the poverty level established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the current year? 
  • Yes.  |  Go to question 6.
  • No.    |  You're not eligible.
  • Not sure.  |  Go to question 6.
6. Are you currently serving in an active duty status whether with an active duty unit or reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces?
  • Yes.  |  You're not eligible because the active components have in-service relief societies that you must contact instead.
  • No.    |  Go to question 7.
7. If you did not complete 180 days of active federal service, were you ever or are you now currently a member of a reserve or guard component of the U.S. Armed Forces?
  • Yes. |  Go to question 8.
  • No.  |  You're not eligible.
8. Many reservists and guardsmen did not complete 180 days of active federal service whether through training or federal activation, but served-out their obligations to their reserve units, and that makes you an eligible veteran for our services. So, did you complete your full reserve component commitment contract and have the proper report of discharge? 
  • Yes. |   If you are otherwise qualified above, then you qualify for our services.
  • No. Not yet.  |  You're not eligible yet.
  • No.   |  You're not eligible.