Assistance/Advancements

The Relief Association provides financial assistance or advancements to those who exhibit a verifiable need. To qualify, you must fill out an application that will be reviewed and vetted by the Board of Trustees Relief Committee.

For requests greater than $2,000, you will need to provide the additional financial information:

  • Two most recent pay stubs
  • Your latest tax return/1040
  • Current bank statements (Savings, Trust, Annuities, Stock & Bond Accounts and ANY other source of income)
  • Trust Fund/Accounts
  • Letter of denial from the Los Angeles Firemen’s Credit Union (for emergency advancements only)

All requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted regarding your request.

It is important to follow these steps to ensure your application will be processed:

  1. Download the appropriate form – Financial Assistance form or Emergency Advancement form.
  2. Contact Member Services. (Do not mail form without contacting Member Services first).
  3. Before calling, be advised you may need to have any necessary documents on-hand.
  4. Send application to be received at least two days prior to the meeting date. (See calendar of Trustee Committee Meetings).
  5. Once an application is deemed complete by Member Services, it goes to the Relief Committee for review. Members will be notified at that time if they are approved for assistance.
  6. In some requests the member will have to appear in person to the Relief Committee.

The application for financial assistance requires a live signature and cannot be faxed or e-mailed.

Mail form to:
Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association
Attn: Member Services
P.O. Box 41903
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Hand deliver form to:
Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association
7470 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Still have questions? Call Member Services at (323) 259-5200 or e-mail memberservices@lafra.org.

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