ILLINOIS MILITARY FAMILY RELIEF FUND
The Illinois Military Family Relief Fund (IMFRF) provides monetary grants to families of Illinois National Guard members and Illinois residents serving in the U.S. Armed Forces Reserve components who were called to active duty during an emergency declared by the President of the United States or Congress effective July 3, 2014.
IMFRF grants are intended to help service members and their families defray the costs of food, housing, utilities, medical services, and other expenses that become difficult to afford when a wage-earner has temporarily left civilian employment to be placed on active military duty.
Beginning in 2004, donations can be made through a voluntary check off on Illinois individual income tax forms.
Senate Bill 2148 was signed into law effective November 23, 2009, that increased the Casualty Based Grant from $ 2,000 to $ 5,000 and added eligibility to Active Duty Service Members who are Illinois Residents. This is not retroactive, therefore injuries on or after November 23, 2009 are eligible for consideration for the $ 5,000 Casualty Based Grant.