Air Force Aid Society - Emergency Assistance

Air Force Aid Society

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General Information
Description of ServiceAir Force Aid Society emergency assistance is available to Airmen and their eligible family members to meet immediate needs in an emergency situation. The Society provides interest free loans and grants based on the individual situation for needs such as:
  • Basic Living Expenses,
  • Emergency Travel,
  • Vehicle Expenses,
  • Funeral Expenses,
  • Medical/Dental,
  • Child Care/Respite,
  • Moving Expenses,
  • Miscellaneous Expenses,
Standard Emergency Assistance Loans And Grants
  • Emergency based,
  • Intended to solve emergency financial need,
  • Loan/grant requests considered on a case-by-case basis,
  • Applicant completes application with budget.
Falcon Loans
  • Emergency based loan up to $750 for active duty.
  • Intended for certain categories of financial emergencies.
  • Must be repaid in 10 months or less.
  • Must not have current AFAS loan.
  • Budget not required.
Geographical AreaUnited States - includes all Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
Intake ProcedureAirmen or eligible family members who have an emergency need and are at an Air Force base may apply online or in person at the Air Force Aid office in the Airman and Family Readiness Center.Airmen or eligible family members who have an emergency and are not near an Air Force base may apply for Air Force Aid assistance through any of the following agencies:
  • Army Emergency Relief (located at Army installations, worldwide),
  • Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (located at Coast Guard installations, worldwide),
  • Navy - Marine Corps Relief Society (located at Navy installations, worldwide),
  • American Red Cross
Intake RequirementsA Paymatic authorization form must be completed at the time any loan assistance is given to a Guard or Reserve member. This ensures that in those cases where allotments cannot start, AFAS can submit the Paymatic form, authorizing AFAS to collect payments directly from the member's checking account.
Helpful TipsMost AFAS interest-free loans and grants are for short term or one-time emergencies such as food, rent, and utilities. We also help with car repair and emergency travel requirements. Each case, regardless of the request, is treated individually, and the Society will review all requests for assistance and try to help if the assistance falls within the general thrust of the AFAS charter.
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
  • Active duty Air Force personnel and their eligible family members.
  • Retired Air Force personnel and their eligible family members, but not on a continuing basis, and based on a case-by-case review.
  • Spouses and dependent age children of deceased Air Force personnel (who died on active duty or in retired status).
  • Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve personnel on extended active duty over 15 days under Title 10 USC.
Contact Information
Contact's Position Emergency Assistance
Contact's Phone 703-972-2650
Contact's Email
Physical Site Address 1 1550 Crystal Drive
Physical Site Address 2 Suite 809
Physical Site City, State, Zip Arlington, VA 22202
Main Phone 703-972-2650
Other Phone 412-474-8544
Service Location Email
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Air Force Aid Society
Affiliated Program: Air Force Aid Society
This Service: Air Force Aid Society - Emergency Assistance
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Air Force Personnel (YN-0500.0300)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance (BM-7000.0500)
Burial/Cremation Expense Assistance (PB-0900)
Child Care Expense Assistance (NL-3000.1500)
Dental Care Expense Assistance (LH-5100.1700)
Employment Preparation (ND-2000)
Families of Active Military Personnel (YJ-2050.2030)
Families of Military Personnel/Veterans (YJ-2050)
Families of Retired Military Personnel (YJ-2050.2070)
Gift Card Distribution Programs (NT-2500)
Interest Free Loans (NT-6400.3300)
Medical Expense Assistance (LH-5100)
Military Reserves (YN-5000)
Moving Expense Assistance (BH-3800.5150)
National Guard Personnel (YN-0500.6000)
Respite Care Subsidies (NL-3000.7000)
Temporary Financial Assistance (NT)
Transportation Expense Assistance (BT-8300)