Eligibility

The general eligibility requirements follow; however, if you think you might be eligible, you should submit an application for a formal determination.

Eligibility Criteria:

BRAC Impacted Personnel

A civilian employee or member of the Armed Forces 1) assigned to or employed at or in connection with the installation or activity at the time of public announcement of the closure action or employed by a nonappropriated fund instrumentality operated in connection with such base or installation; 2) must have been transferred from such installation or activity, or terminated as an employee as a result of a reduction in force, within six months prior to public announcement of the closure action; or 3) must have been transferred from the installation or activity on an overseas tour within three years prior to public announcement of the closure action.

A member of the Armed Forces shall also be eligible if the member 1) was transferred from the installation or activity within three years prior to public announcement of the closure action, and 2) in connection with the transfer, was informed of a future, programmed reassignment to the installation.

In addition, at the time of public announcement of the closure action, or at the time of transfer or termination, such personnel or employees must 1) have been the owneroccupant of the home for which compensation is sought, or 2) have vacated the owned home as a result of being ordered into on-post housing during a six-month period prior to the closure announcement.

As a consequence of such closure action, employees or personnel must 1) be required to relocate because of military transfer or acceptance of employment beyond a normal commuting distance from the home for which compensation is sought, or 2) be unemployed, not as a matter of personal choice, and able to demonstrate such financial hardship that they are unable to meet their mortgage payments and related expenses.

An employee who voluntarily retires would not meet the eligibility criteria.

Wounded, Injured or Ill and Surviving Spouses

Wounded, Injured, or Ill members of the Armed Forces – Any member of the Armed Forces in medical transition who 1) incurred a wound, injury, or illness in the line of duty during a deployment in support of the Armed Forces on or after September 11, 2001; 2) is disabled to a degree of 30% or more as a result of such wound, injury, or illness, as determined by the Secretary of Defense; and 3) is reassigned in furtherance of medical treatment or rehabilitation, or due to medical retirement in connection with such disability. In addition, the home for which HAP benefits are being requested must have been the applicant’s primary residence at the time of the relevant wound, injury, or illness.

Wounded, Injured, or Ill Civilian Employees of DoD or the United States Coast Guard – Any civilian employee of the DoD or the United States Coast Guard who 1) was wounded, injured, or became ill in the performance of his or her duties during a forward deployment occurring on or after September 11, 2001, in support of the Armed Forces; and 2) is reassigned in furtherance of medical treatment, rehabilitation, or due to medical retirement resulting from the sustained disability. In addition, the home for which HAP benefits are being requested must have been the applicant’s primary residence at the time of the relevant wound, injury, or illness.

Surviving Spouses - A spouse of a member of the Armed Forces or a civilian employee of the DoD or the United States Coast Guard may be eligible when 1) the member or employee was killed in the line of duty or in the performance of his or her duties during a deployment on or after September 11, 2001, in support of the Armed Forces or died from a wound, injury, or illness incurred in the line of duty during such a deployment; and 2) the spouse relocates from such residence within 2 years after the death of such member or employee.