Army Emergency Relief is a private nonprofit organization founded in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff to help Soldiers and their dependents deal with financial crisis.
In 1999, AER made 50,906 loans totaling $33.7 million. Funded by contributions and fees from the repayment of loans as well as investments, Army Emergency Relief is well suited to helping Soldiers deal with financial needs in critical times.Commanders and first sergeants have information on how to access this help for their Soldiers and their dependents. Retirees and their dependents are also eligible for help.
Army Emergency Relief helps the following personnel:
Emergency Services helps with emergency financial needs for:
AER does not offer the following:
Army Emergency Relief also gives undergraduate-level education scholarships, based primarily on financial need, to children of Soldiers. Last year, 1,793 scholarships were given totaling $1.8 million. For more information, contact:
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